We have heard earlier that there was an alternate ending for Shane Black’s The Predator which included the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch from the original Predator movie.
But, today we learned there was another alternate ending, and it would have been a really exciting and surprising one. Even more surprising than Dutch showing up! There was an ending that was shot for the movie that would have joined the Predator and Alien film franchises by including Ellen Ripley!
The report comes from visual effects artist and puppeteer Yuri Everson, who reveals that three endings were shot for The Predator, and one is with Ripley, but the character would have been played by a different actress in the role and not Sigourney Weaver.
This is a photo of the costume and props including the scene that was shot that featured Ripley. Words from Everson:
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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