Sterling K. Brown: ‘Predator’ reboot has ‘wicked sense of humor’

Though technically a sequel, it does not continue   story lines from 1987’s   Predator,   1990’s   Predator, or   2010’s   Predators. “I’m a huge fan of Predator,”   he says, “and, of course, everybody loves Jesse the Body [Ventura] and Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and Carl Weathers and   Bill Duke. Like ‘Hey, I like Green Lantern,   give it a shot.’ No   further updates on the development of the Green Lantern pursuit, but I’m still very much interested and intrigued in playing that role.”
Whether or not Brown gets the green light on Green Lantern, he   will be back on the small screen this fall when   This Is Us returns for season 2. The   Emmy-winning actor — who will likely be in contention for another one later this year —   has been shuttling between Vancouver and Atlanta to film two movies, The   Predator   and Black Panther. (And we don’t mean   by lifting his shirt.)
Directed and co-written by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), this reboot of the   thermal-tracking, human-hunting   alien franchise   is the fourth installment in the Predator series and set in present day. Show Full Article Brown has had little time for victory   laps. That’s just Brown sending out a tweet innocuously   in the middle of the night after he recognized that the role needed to be cast. That’s pretty much all   I can say.”
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Well, he can tell you one other thing   about getting to work   on a sequel to a movie that he has loved for decades. “It’s got a really wicked sense of humor to it, which I love about it. “Shane has his whole take on it   and it’s very different than the original Predator,” Brown   tells EW. This Is Us   may have wrapped filming on the first season two   months ago, but Sterling K. He’s keeping his lips sealed for now about Black Panther   and his role as N’Jobu, an individual   from T’Challa’s past (“When it comes to Marvel Universe, I’ve learned to just leave well enough alone and keep my mouth shut,” he says), and he also can’t reveal   very   much about The   Predator. Brown   will be seen with   Chadwick Boseman on the big screen not only in 2018’s   Black Panther but also in this fall’s Thurgood Marshall   biopic   Marshall. But maybe he can reveal   a little. And it’s got a real camaraderie amongst the main characters that I think folks will be attracted to. My friends at   Stanford used to tease me —   being the dark-skinned African-American man that I am — they’d say, ‘Yo, man, you’re going to start getting all [those] Bill Duke roles when you get older.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t look anything like Bill Duke, you guys can kiss my ass.’ So then I booked this movie and I told them and they’re like, ‘Dude, do you even realize that you’re now Bill Duke???’ And I had to go tell them to kiss my ass all over again.”
Hitting theaters in early 2018, The Predator features a cast that includes Brown, Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, and Jacob Tremblay. As for his   unofficial campaign to   play another Marvel character, John Stewart, a.k.a Green Lantern, in the now-being-written Green Lantern Corps —   “Dear powers that be, if you are looking for someone to play John Stewart, I humbly submit my name,” Brown tweeted   in January —   Brown has this to offer: “Let me say that the campaign has never been officially launched. To see what he   had to say about Randall’s surprise adoption plans in the season 1 finale and what happens next,   click here.