We saw the ending it had, and we heard about the scrapped ending with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch character coming back. Now VFX artist Yuri Everson has released a photo of another alternate ending that was considered for Shane Black’s “The Predator” – and this one almost happened.
Everson has posted a photo confirming a photo of the character of Ellen Ripley in the Predator Killer pod with a Facehugger-esque breathing mask on and a name tag clearly visible. Stuntwoman Breanna Watkins reportedly took on the role for the ending, even though she was essentially motionless and masked for the shoot.
Everson indicates they shot three different endings for the movie, but they did not go with the “Alien” plot twist connection at the end – how it would figure into the “Alien” mythology also isn’t clear. The film itself famously went through several reshoots that left the final product a bit of a mess.
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We shot 3 different endings for #thepredator, all variations of a "Predator Killer". This unused ending was Predator Killer Ripley wearing the breather mask we created for the film. You can see her name tag there on her costume. Breanna Watkins played Ripley under the mask instead of Sigourney Weaver. The moving "fingers" and "tail" were deemed too facehugger-like on the day and were cut and removed by someone… ✂️ Sorry @jon_k_miller who headed up making the breather mask for us @thestudioadi with @saratheterra @ape5150 Zac Teller and Lord Garth but they made me do it! Michael Diner and his amazing Vancouver crew made the pod. All in no time flat. More #bts to follow…🎬🎥 #flashbackfriday #avpgalaxy