Dont get me wrong. I liked him in P2 as well. I just think the role kinda needed a few "steroids".I liked him in P2, different approach to the steroid fueled approach of P1, out of interest, who would you have preffered for the role?
Course, back when P2 was released, Statham would have been 17...If I had to choose someone other than Danny to play the role, and I had my choice of anyone, I think that Jason Statham would have been a good fit. I like the way he carries himself in the Transporter films.
That guy sucks, especially for a Predator film. Just the same old barely known (or unknown) actors story. At least Arnold was at the top when he made Predator, and had star power. Stratham doesn't have it, and would have to give a phenomenal performance to carry a Pred film. I don't think he has it in him. The Pred films need strong actors and a good story without the usual meaningless (or confusing) ******** that isn't thought out beforehand. Fox just can't seem to get all the ingredients for a strong film together. Strong actors, strong story, strong director, two hours long (at least), and good budget. It's like they want to keep the Predator films down out of the top 10 when they make them. If they're going to "reboot" the franchise, do it in a huge way and prove to the fans that they're serious about it. Get the franchise's heart started strong, don't just give it one jolt of electricity and give up!