📽️ Roll out the alien red carpet, Disney fans, because the Predator is gearing up for another high-stakes showdown! Following the smashing success of 2022’s Prey, which gave the legendary franchise a thrilling new lease on life, Disney, alongside 20th Century Studios, is diving back into the extraterrestrial fray with a brand-new project titled Badlands.

Rising to this cosmic challenge is none other than the multitalented Elle Fanning! Known for her remarkable portrayal of Catherine the Great in Hulu’s The Great and her alien-fueled adventures in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, Fanning is now in talks to lead this latest interstellar battle. The film is set to be helmed by Dan Trachtenberg, the visionary behind Prey, ensuring even more tantalizing twists and chills.

But here’s where things get even more intriguing. Joining Trachtenberg in scripting the adventure is Patrick Aison, his co-conspirator from Prey. Unlike its predecessor, Badlands isn’t anticipated to be a direct sequel. Instead, it promises a fresh storyline, with specifics being kept tightly under wraps. Fans of Amber Midthunder, worry not—there are whispers of a Prey sequel in early development, though ink on any deal has yet to dry.

And where will this new hunt debut? While Prey shattered streaming records on Hulu, the Predator franchise might just return to its big-screen roots. The anticipated Alien: Romulus, initially slated for streaming, was bumped to a theatrical release, stirring speculation that Badlands could follow suit. Alien: Romulus hits theaters on August 16, and its performance might just hold the key to Badlands’ fate.

What are your thoughts, Disney aficionados? Will Elle Fanning bring the same electrifying energy we’ve seen in her past roles? Could Badlands redefine the Predator saga once more? Share your excitement and theories in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this story with fellow fans and spread the buzz! 🎬✨