Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aliens Versus Predator 2: RequiemÃ¢â‚¬Â hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even hit theatres yet and already the Strause brothers are looking to the future Ã¢â‚¬ and if recent reports are to be believed, that future will be set in the vast reaches of space. Although there has been no official word on if a third installment of the popular franchise will be commissioned, directors Colin and Greg Strause confirmed that Ã¢â‚¬Å“AVP 2Ã¢â‚¬Â will close the gap between the different mythologies while simultaneously setting up a third round of battles in space. "What we've kind of told them is, I think, to us, this is the end of the Earth story," Colin Strause said, according to SciFi Wire. "The next one has got to be in space. You know, the way we kind of end this it's like, 'We're kind of done here.'" The first Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aliens Versus PredatorÃ¢â‚¬Â film introduced the founders of the cybernetic life forms from the Ã¢â‚¬Å“AlienÃ¢â‚¬Â movie series and dropped a few hints to the future of humanity, however there were still some fans that felt the conjoined mythos wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite as slick as expected. But if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re amongst those fans, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry because the sequel will also fix a few things that were left dangling at the end of the first film. "Some stuff's been smoothed over," Colin continued. "Like, we redesigned the altar that Scar's body was on to make the ship more Predator-ish. There's a couple of things. We tried to stay as close as we could, but there's a few things we had to massage a little bit to kind of make the movie more what we wanted it to be." He added: "We redo the Scar [chest] burst scene, and then there's some extra stuff on the ship." Originally, the concept of Aliens fighting Predators came from a small twist at the end of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Predator 2Ã¢â‚¬Â film when an alien skull was displayed as a trophy in the Predator ship. Since then, the idea sparked off several video games and eventually a movie series in 2004. In this outing, the Alien-Predator hybrid that was seen in the final moments of the first Ã¢â‚¬Å“AVPÃ¢â‚¬Â film is unleashed on Earth forcing the Predators to send a cleanser from their homeworld to exterminate both races before the infestation can spread. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aliens Versus Predator: RequiemÃ¢â‚¬Â hits the screens on Christmas Day.
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