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Boyd Holbrook in talks to replace Benicio del Toro in Shane Black's Predator

10.11.2016

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It looks as though the Predator won't be stalking Benicio del Toro after all; the SICARIO actor was in talks to star in the film just last month, but now THR reports that del Toro has moved on. Production on THE PREDATOR had been slated to kick off in September/October but, in an effort to work around Benicio del Toro's schedule, 20th Century Fox pushed it back until February. The move wound up proving futile as del Toro's busy schedule shifted yet again and Fox was left scrambling to find a replacement lead.

It looks as though they may have found their man in Boyd Holbrook as the Narcos star is currently in talks to star in the Shane Black flick. As Holbrook doesn't quite have the star power which Benicio del Toro has, the outlet reports that Fox is looking at beefing up the supporting cast and making THE PREDATOR more of an ensemble piece. It's a shame to lose Benicio del Toro, but I've definitely enjoyed most of what I've seen from Boyd Holbrook so far; plus, with Holbrook's villianous turn as Donald Pierce in LOGAN just five months away, I'm sure many more people will know his name by the time THE PREDATOR rolls around on February 9, 2018.

How do you feel about Boyd Holbrook stepping up to face THE PREDATOR and who else would you like to see join the cast?

Source: THR

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5:57PM on 10/12/2016
Was Antonio Banderas not available?
Was Antonio Banderas not available?
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8:52AM on 10/12/2016
I'm on page with everyone here. This is seriously a huge hit to the project to lose Del Toro. I just hope this isn't reflected on the script and maybe what he wanted to bring to such a project.
I'm on page with everyone here. This is seriously a huge hit to the project to lose Del Toro. I just hope this isn't reflected on the script and maybe what he wanted to bring to such a project.
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8:43AM on 10/12/2016
They need to go get Luke Cage
They need to go get Luke Cage
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8:05AM on 10/12/2016
If he is a supporting actor then great! If he is the lead.... Yikes. He is ok in Narcos. Statham? Mel? Hammer? Mamoa? Sheesh. Any of those guys I'd be fine with.
If he is a supporting actor then great! If he is the lead.... Yikes. He is ok in Narcos. Statham? Mel? Hammer? Mamoa? Sheesh. Any of those guys I'd be fine with.
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7:21AM on 10/12/2016

What they should have done is, if they had to replace Del Toro, replace him with Emily Blunt

I mean I think that's one time that the fans would have been cool with them gender swapping the character, am I right?
I mean I think that's one time that the fans would have been cool with them gender swapping the character, am I right?
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8:16AM on 10/12/2016
This^^^^^^.

This would would have been a cool idea. Make the lead a female this time around with someone as badass as Emily Blunt.
This^^^^^^.

This would would have been a cool idea. Make the lead a female this time around with someone as badass as Emily Blunt.
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3:24AM on 10/12/2016
Major downgrade
Major downgrade
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1:34AM on 10/12/2016

WTF

I'm gonna try and keep the faith in Shane Black, but this casting makes it difficult. From Benicio to Justin Beiber? Damn, I sure hope Shane sees something that we don't.
I'm gonna try and keep the faith in Shane Black, but this casting makes it difficult. From Benicio to Justin Beiber? Damn, I sure hope Shane sees something that we don't.
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12:55AM on 10/12/2016

No Dwayne Johnson no interest

Seriously, with all the franchises The Rock saves, and with him being heir to The Oak's throne, how the hell is this not a thing?!?!?!
Seriously, with all the franchises The Rock saves, and with him being heir to The Oak's throne, how the hell is this not a thing?!?!?!
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12:31AM on 10/12/2016
Well my interest in this movie has now plummeted. Replace Benicio with this guy? What a sad exchange...
Well my interest in this movie has now plummeted. Replace Benicio with this guy? What a sad exchange...
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11:11PM on 10/11/2016
Damn...I was so looking forward to seeing Del Toro vs. Predator. way disappointed.
Damn...I was so looking forward to seeing Del Toro vs. Predator. way disappointed.
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10:50PM on 10/11/2016
Too bad they couldn't get anyone in the same league as Benicio
Too bad they couldn't get anyone in the same league as Benicio
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11:02PM on 10/11/2016
My thoughts exactly, this is going from A list to D.
My thoughts exactly, this is going from A list to D.
10:36PM on 10/11/2016
I will say that NARCOS was AMAZING and this guy is pretty good. Would I rather have Benicio? Hell yes. Anyone see that it's the same tagline as The Mandarins famous line from Iron Man 3? "You'll never see me coming."
I will say that NARCOS was AMAZING and this guy is pretty good. Would I rather have Benicio? Hell yes. Anyone see that it's the same tagline as The Mandarins famous line from Iron Man 3? "You'll never see me coming."
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10:32PM on 10/11/2016
It sucks that Del Toro dropped out considering how great of an actor he is, but Holbrook has proven himself a good actor in the last couple of years and should be a good unknown pick to most of the general audience seeing this new interpretation.

As for supporting cast? I'd love to see Timothy Olyphant as a badass gun shooting soldier in this.
It sucks that Del Toro dropped out considering how great of an actor he is, but Holbrook has proven himself a good actor in the last couple of years and should be a good unknown pick to most of the general audience seeing this new interpretation.

As for supporting cast? I'd love to see Timothy Olyphant as a badass gun shooting soldier in this.
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10:31PM on 10/11/2016

Bummer..

Well this sucks! Not because of Holbrook, I think he is a good actor. Enjoyed his performance in Narcos and Gone Girl and I think he is a rising star, but because it was such an interesting aproach to have Benicio Del Toro in the lead in this franchise reeboot. 'Man I was hyped to see him in action/intense mode.
Well this sucks! Not because of Holbrook, I think he is a good actor. Enjoyed his performance in Narcos and Gone Girl and I think he is a rising star, but because it was such an interesting aproach to have Benicio Del Toro in the lead in this franchise reeboot. 'Man I was hyped to see him in action/intense mode.
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