There Was an Alternate Ending for THE PREDATOR That Would Have Featured ALIEN's Ellen Ripley
We already heard that there was an alternate ending for Shane Black’s The Predator which involved the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch from the original Predator film.
Well, it turns out there was another alternate ending, and it would have been a really interesting and unexpected one. Even more unexpected than Dutch showing up! There was an ending that was shot for the film that would have connected the Predator and Alien film franchises by introducing Ellen Ripley!
The information comes from visual effects artist and puppeteer Yuri Everson, who explains that three endings were shot for The Predator, and one included 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 involving the scene that was shot that featured Ripley. There’s also a note 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
Had The Predator actually been a good movie, maybe this would be cool to see, but I’m glad that they didn’t waste this on such a disappointing movie.
Would you have liked to see this ending involving Ellen Ripley used in The Predator?