POTD: ‘The Predator’ Has an Easter Egg Referencing JCVD’s Original Role as the Predator

/Film | 12/31/2018 | Ethan Anderton
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The Predator is available on home video, which means fans are starting to notice certain details they missed the first time around. One of those details includes an Easter egg referencing Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s original involvement in the movie as the film’s titular jungle stalking creature.

That’s right, the legendary JCVD was originally the man who was meant to be in the creature suit as the titular alien hunter in Predator, but the creature design ended up being drastically changed after the suit ended up looking positively terrible. We know that because of behind the scenes footage revealed the original suits used on set, and one of those suits used for visual effects reference ended up as a The Predator Easter egg.

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First of all, here’s an explanation about Jean-Claude Van Damme’s original role in Predator:

Steve Johnson, who appears in the above video, was the make-up effects supervisor for Boss Films at the time, and he was responsible for the Predator in the movie. He explains how JCVD ended up being disappointed in his role in the movie, which ultimately led to his...
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