Shane Black’s The Predator casts Edward James Olmos

Battlestar Galactica veteran joins the cast of The Predator

Shooting is already underway on Shane Black’s The Predator, but that hasn’t stopped it from landing an awesome genre veteran.

THR reports that Battlestar Galactica and Blade Runner‘s Edward James Olmos has joined the cast, playing “a military character.” Right then, thanks for the details. Still, it’s great that he’s in it. We are never unhappy to see Edward James Olmos.

Olmos joins Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Keegan Michael-Key (Keanu), Alfie Allen (Game Of Thrones), Sterling K Brown (The People Vs OJ Simpson), Augusto Aguilera (Chasing Life), Jake Busey (The Frighteners), and Thomas Jane (The Mist).

Black is directing from the script he wrote with Fred Dekker (Monster Squad), and the film “once again features unsuspecting humans who slowly realise that fierce hunter-aliens are in their midst, this time in a suburban setting.” At the moment, this is the closest we’ve come to details on the movie’s plot and who the cast will be playing: Shane Black’s Twitter.


Olmos is having a busy time of it, having recently revealed that he’ll be reprising his role as Gaff for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.

The Predator is set for release on 9 February 2018 in the US and 2 March in the UK. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.