Shane Black Comments On Conor McGregor Being Offered The Lead Role In ‘The Predator’

Jan 31, 2017


MMA fighter Conor McGregor seemingly almost had a role in The Predator as he mentioned in an interview with An Experience With as spotted by our friends over at AVP Galaxy.

“I’ll tell you there’s a lot of offers that I’ve turned down. I got offered The Predator movie. There’s a new Predator movie coming out and the guys came to me – did you see that horse thing I’ve done, the horse racing? That was like three days solid work for a hell of a lot of money, for three days. During that three day course, the people from Predator who are having this new Predator movie, a blockbuster…They came in and tried to the sell the whole shit. “We want you to be the main guy and you’re gonna fight [the] Predator” and I’m like “this sounds brilliant! How much?”

Not enough. We went back and forth negotiating and the number climbed up but if I was to do it would mean eight weeks in Canada, in Toronto or somewhere. It’s too long a time. You can’t do a million things at once. The Pegasus thing was one thing because it was like three days, in and out. But seven, eight weeks on a film set is heavy as fuck. Plus it would have crept in around when he’s due. I didn’t want to get tricky with that so I turned down that offer.”

McGregor seems to have been confused what his actual role would have been stating he would be the “main guy” something that Shane Black is refuting.

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Director Shane Black chimed in as well recently on his Twitter account (confirmed via his AMA on Reddit last year) revealing that Conor wasn’t being offered a leading role in the film despite his comments.


The cast is already impressive as it could get with Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, and Jacob Tremblay.

Production will take place this February in Vancouver with its release date slated for February 9th, 2018.



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