Jean Claude Van Damme spotted in Predator

Metalalien

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Some of you might already know this... hell maybe all of you... but it's new to me.. Everyone knows Van Damme was fired and replaced in Predator but I didn't know he was actually in the movie... I bet he doesn't know either... lol

There is this scene right after mac gets killed that has bothered me. I finally figure out what was moving above Mac right after he was killed by the predator. That **** has bugged me for over 30 years. I used to pause the VHS trying to see what it was.. and tonight I finally realized what I was looking at. It's Van Damme in his bug suit.... he is actually in the final film for a few frames. He is upside down at first so it's hard to see.

Not a prop build or anything... but I think it's cool and it's nice to finally know what that thing was moving above Mac.

EDIT Mods maybe this should be moved to General Predator Discussion?

 

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So now I wonder if there is any SAG conflict since he is in the final cut.. maybe they owe him money for being in the film? Residuals for 35 years?
 
Similar to the Eric Stoltz situation from Back to the Future, I imagine?

Guess it depends on how hard up for money he is.... not sure...

Here I made a video to show exactly where he is in it... it almost looks like an earlier version of the suit?


yea it looks like the eyes changed at least once...
 

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Whats really needed, is a group to cosplay the outcasts. This original version of Predator, Eric Stoltz version of Marty, Ugly Sonic before the redesign, Nicolas Cage's Superman.
Anything else I'm forgetting.
That would be quite a group at a con.
Mystery Men sequel? Let's do this!
 

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This whole thing is fascinating.
I knew about the Van Damme suit but never considered it could be in the movie.
I had noticed that movement before - but never had a good explanation for it.
At first before you posted the video I couldn’t see it. Now it’s right there.

Very cool
 
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This whole thing is fascinating.
I knew about the Van Damme suit but never considered it could be in the movie.
I had noticed that movement before - but never had a good explanation for it.
At first before you posted the video I couldn’t see it. Now it’s right there.

Very cool
Oh crap I just noticed something else... watch the video again.. there is predator blood on the tree branch that is directly in front of bug suit's head. That doesn't even make sense...lol
 

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