When the Predator franchise was rebooted by the Fox Network in 2007, it was set in a fictionalized version of Africa, where human predators roam and fight.
Since then, the series has been revived for a number of different platforms, including the Disney XD series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox’s live-action film.
But this is the first time that the Predator’s main antagonist has made a return.
Now, in a bid to capitalize on his popularity, Hannibal, a serial killer who also happens to be a big-time film producer, is getting a new, live-actors-in-training-type franchise.
The Predator franchise has been in development for years, but with the addition of the new franchise, Fox will be able to finally bring the franchise to the masses.
It will be announced on Thursday, October 26, at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in France, when Fox is expected to unveil its new lineup of Predator characters.
The news comes at the same time as Fox is also announcing that it is bringing back the X-Files, which will be returning for a fourth season later this year.
Hannibal is the fifth new Predator film for Fox, following the Predator: Apocalypse (2015), Predator: Bloodsport (2016), Predator 2: The Descent (2018) and Predator: In The Flesh (2019).
The new Predator franchise will not be the first to bring back the Predator, which is currently the most successful movie franchise in the history of cinema.
In 1991, Fox’s Predator 2 came out with a whopping $1.3 billion worldwide gross and spawned the franchise that’s become synonymous with the movie genre.
In addition to its own TV series, Predator: Live Another Day (2016) was also a hit.