20th Century Studios Prey was one of the surprise hits of 2022. The latest installment in the Predator franchise, which debuted exclusively on Hulu and dominated its viewership numbers, was incredibly well-received by critics and may just be the best Predator film to date. Breakout star Amber Midthunder‘s performance as Comanche healer-turned-hunter Naru, among the film’s largely indigenous cast garnered her a Critics Choice nomination for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. While attending the event, Midthunder was asked about the potential for a sequel to Prey and certainly seemed to play coy while giving her reply.
The credits of Prey clearly teased the potential of a sequel, even hinting at a potential plot that would revolve around several Predator ships returning to Earth to square off with War Chief Naru and her tribe. When asked by Variety when fans could expect a sequel, Midthunder replied, “I don’t have a date for you,” before adding, “This is not an announcement, but I’m not saying it’s not [happening].” When pushed further about the status of the sequel, Midthunder teased, “We talk all the time about all kinds of things and that was probably one.” On the prospect of reprising her signature role, Midthunder said, “Of course. I’m ready. I loved that experience. I loved that movie and I would be happy to see where else we can take it.”
Given the film’s success, the star’s willingness to get back to work and director Dan Trachtenberg‘s plans for multiple sequels involving “unique ideas” it seems only a matter of time before another film is given the green light and, hopefully, a theatrical run.