The story for Predator 5 sounds promising, to say the least. Not only is the film set in the past, but it has the potential to introduce a new iconic female action hero. Getting a period piece will be a nice change of pace for the franchise as every movie thus far has been set in modern-day or in the future.
New plot details from Production Weekly via (AVP Galaxy) reveal more information on the main character and the movie’s filming date. According to the report, Predator 5 will focus on a character named Kee and her younger brother Taabe. Kee is described as a tomboy, who fights against gender norms to prove that she can be just as strong as any male Comanche warrior. Predator 5 is said to start filming in mid-May in Calgary, Canada. The full synopsis for Predator 5 can be read below:
“The story will follow Kee, a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior. Many years ago – in a time before any Europeans had ever encroached on their lands – the Comanche people had a well defined society and gender norms. Kee is very close to her younger brother, Taabe, who is being groomed as a leader. As capable as any young man in the tribe, Kee has always been a teacher and source of inspiration for Taabe. In the Comanche way – she is Patsi – the elder sister that has helped to shape him. Kee is a truth teller and has insight that others do not. A tomboy, she wants to prove herself in the masculine world of the Comanche. When danger threatens them all – Kee sets out to prove that she is as capable as any young warrior.”
Part of the reason 2010’s Predators was better received over other sequels was because it took place on an alien planet and was set in the future. Having Predator 5 take place in the past will not only be a first for the franchise but focusing on a female Comanche warrior will also help the film stand out from past movies that focused on generic male action heroes.