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Yeah, but... Why?

Cribbed from the SciFi Wire news website:

Alien Vs. Predator II Is A Go

The sequel to Alien vs. Predator is happening... 20th Century Fox Film Co-Chairman Tom Rothman told SCI FI Wire at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles.

"We will do another one of those for sure. It was a big success," Rothman said in an interview before he received a Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

"In the new Alien vs. Predator they will finally actually really come to our world," said Rothman. The previous Alien and Predatormovies took place in the future, and Alien vs. Predator took place in a remote Antarctic location, though in modern times. The new film could bridge the gap between all the movies and the two horror film franchises, Rothman said.

Aside from the geek-factor quibbles (Both franchises set in the future? Excuse me? Did someone not watch Predator? Hell, Predator 2 was set only five, maybe six years in the future from the year it was released. Was this the Co-Chairman or SFW getting it arse about face?), I am seriously wondering how AvP merits a sequel. Did it really do that well? I mean, from my perspective, it wasn't horrid, just unrelentingly mediocre.

Then again, I thoroughly enjoyed Predator 2, an admission tht seems to earn me weird looks no matter where I say it. Probably becuase I actually saw it before I saw Predator.

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I saw all of Predator 2 before I saw all of Predator and I still prefer the first one.

In answer to your question of Why? 1 word. MONEY!