Alice Braga Talks Predators 10th Anniversary!

While speaking with Alice Braga about 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants , had a chance to chat with the star about the 10th anniversary of 2010’s Predators . See what Braga had to say about filming Predators and why she has “a lot of love” for the film by checking out our exclusive interview below and order your copy of Predators here!

In 2010’s Predators , a group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

The movie starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa, Mahershala Ali, Carey Jones, Brian Steele, and Derek Mears. Predators was directed by Nimród Antal and written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch based on characters by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Robert Rodriguez produced. I recently re-watched Predators, and it’s a little underappreciated because it is a sequel, but it’s also its own thing. Since it is the 10th anniversary, what were some of your treasured memories of Predators?

Alice Braga: I mean, it was such a special film because Robert Rodriguez produced. I love that you’re asking this because I have a lot of love for that film. It’s a classic. I mean, it’s Predators . You think about the first one, “Back to the chopper!” You know? It is a classic for fans of this genre, and I love it. My mom loved it. So I grew up with it. But I feel that it was a special film because of Robert Rodriguez, our producer, and Nimród Antal, the director who’s super talented. And also we had Mahershala Ali in the cast. He’s a brilliant actor. He exploded and he’s doing everything. He’s going to do a Marvel film as well.

We had Topher Grace and also we had Walton Goggins that I love, and Adrien [Brody], so a really cool group of actors running from a predator. I think it was so cool to make it. I remember I was there, it felt like a videogame. So I think I have a lot of fond memories of that film, and actually was discussing it yesterday with a bunch of people, and I really hope the fans keep it in their hearts because it was a special one to make. I love the character Isabelle. She was a hard, badass, powerful girl.

Mandatory Streamers: The Boys Are Back for Round Two!

Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of August 31, The Boys are back for another violent, dark round in Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video series adaptation, and they’re ready to expose the truth. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!

The Boys, Season 2 Premiere: In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia. The new season will premiere on Friday, September 4.

Raised by Wolves, Series Premiere: Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the sci-fi series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series will make its highly-anticipated debut on Thursday, September 3.

Young Wallander, Series Premiere: A reimagining of author Henning Mankell’s mystery novels, the new prequel series tells the story of Kurt Wallander (Adam Pålsson) in his early 20s which will center around his formative experiences – professional and personal as he takes on his first-ever case. After recently graduating from the police academy, he suddenly witnesses a brutal crime and is pulled into solving it under the wing of superintendent Hemberg. The prequel series will begin streaming on Thursday, September 3.

Away, Series Premiere: Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic, emotional story of love and sacrifice set against humanity’s greatest endeavor. In the near future, a manned spacecraft is sent to Mars. For this high-stakes mission, a crew of elite astronauts are assembled from around the globe. They hail from the United States, Russia, China, India, and Great Britain. If all goes well, they will be away from the place they call home and the people they love for three years. During this time, their relationships both on Earth and in space will be tested, as they struggle to stay alive and stay on track in pursuit of humanity’s most important goal. The world will be watching. Starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank and executive produced by Matt Reeves, the sci-fi drama series will launch on Friday, September 4.

A.P. Bio, Season 3 Premiere: Created by Mike O’Brien ( Saturday Night Live ), A.P. Bio follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin as he is forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio as an advanced-placement biology teacher, choosing not to teach the class in the slightest and instead focus on how to get revenge on his former rival Miles Griffin (Tom Bennett, David Brent: Life on the Road ), while Principal Ralph Durbin (Patton Oswalt, Happy! ) attempts to rein him in. Class is back in session when the new season begins streaming Thursday, September 3.

Iron Man’s Bobby Tahouri to Compose Marvel’s Avengers Score

As Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal work on putting the final touches on the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers , the studio is plotting a reunion with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Iron Man composer Bobby Tahouri to score the superhero game, according to Variety.

“ What made composing for Marvel’s Avengers so special is that I got to write music for so many unique superheroes, all in one game ,” Tahouri said. “ After coming up with one Avengers theme, I designed a palette of sounds and instruments specific to each superhero. ”

In addition to working on the second installment in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy and the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tahouri is also known for working on the Shia LaBeouf-starring Disturbia , 2010’s Clash of the Titans remake, Despicable Me 2 and video game adaptation of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen .

“ Working with Bobby was amazing. He immediately took to the challenge and always understood what we were going for ,” Jack Grillo, principal audio designer at developer Crystal Dynamics, said. “ Bobby’s themes are unique and inspiring. I’ve been working with some of these pieces regularly for the past five years and I still got the chills when I heard the final masters for this soundtrack. ”

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

The game invites players to live their Super Hero dreams. Outstanding storytelling and an ever-expanding universe come together in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, assemble into teams of up to four players, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

An epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Marvel’s Avengers is developed by Crystal Dynamics in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest.

Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC on September 4, with the releases on the next-generation of consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X scheduled for a late 2020 release. Pre-order your copy by clicking here!

Live-Action Mulan Headed to Disney+ for Extra Price

In a case of good news and bad news for fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest live-action remake of a classic property from the studio, Disney has announced that Niki Caro’s Mulan will be making its debut on Disney+ for an extra price on top of its subscription rate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently revealed in an earnings call that Disney+ currently has 60.5 million global subscribers.

The film was originally set to hit theaters in November 2018 before being delayed due to competing titles and subsequently saw multiple delays as a result of the global pandemic shuttering theaters, most recently being pulled from the release calendar at the end of July. In the most recent earnings call at the House of Mouse, the studio revealed they had elected to forgo a theatrical release in many major territories as well as circumventing other VOD retailers (Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, etc) in favor of debuting the film on their streaming platform in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and various Western European countries for a $30 premium fee.

“ Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we’ve continued to build on the incredible success of Disney+ as we grow our global direct-to-consumer businesses ,” Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement. “ The global reach of our full portfolio of direct-to-consumer services now exceeds an astounding 100 million paid subscriptions — a significant milestone and a reaffirmation of our DTC strategy, which we view as key to the future growth of our company. ”

Though Mulan will be making its debut on Disney+ in many major areas, those in which it doesn’t it will still hit theaters at a date which currently has yet to be announced.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

Mulan features a celebrated international cast led by Liu Yifei ( The Forbidden Kingdom , Once Upon a Time ) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her are Donnie Yen ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny ) as Böri Khan; Yoson An ( The Meg ) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li ( Memoirs of a Geisha , Raise the Red Lantern ) as Xianniang and Jet Li ( Shaolin Temple , Lethal Weapon 4 ) as the Emperor.

The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Mulan lands on Disney+ on September 4 for a fee of $30.