Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro is keeping his genre flag flying. After appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy and filming Star Wars Episode VIII, he’s now in talks to star in Shane Black’s upcoming film, The Predator, the latest addition to the popular franchise.
What role Del Toro will play in the film is being kept under wraps, along with the specific plot. All that’s being said is he’ll “star.” He could be the Predator, for all we know at this point.
Black, who helped write the first film, is directing from a script by Fred Dekkar. That’s a reversal of their roles on 1987's cult classic The Monster Squad, where Dekkar directed and Black wrote. The two have long been friends and collaborators.
The scifi film, which is rumored to be part sequel, part reboot, is likely to start filming next year. It’s currently scheduled for a February 9, 2018 release.