Olivia Munn spent most of her time at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con talking up her vocal part in September’s The Lego Ninjago Movie. However, that didn’t stop us from also asking her about her upcoming role in next summer’s The Predator. That new installment in the long-running franchise — which began back with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 gung-ho classic — will come courtesy of 20th Century Fox and writer-director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys), who has assembled an impressive cast that also includes Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jacob Tremblay. And, according to Munn, it’ll be a blockbuster that stands on its own while also harking back to its illustrious predecessors.
In the above interview alongside her Lego Ninjago Movie mates Dave Franco and Justin Theroux, Munn reveals that production has wrapped on the forthcoming tentpole, and that its story will be a stand-alone affair — albeit one that exists in the same universe as Schwarzenegger’s original (even if it doesn’t overtly acknowledge it). As such, it’s not a reboot so much as a modern-day continuation of the saga, and one that will “kick it up another level.”
And as for seeing the Predator for the first time? Munn says it was a “visceral” experience, given that the famed creature wasn’t created by CGI but, rather, was a present-in-the-room-with-you sort of breathing, moving monster.
You can hear all of Munn’s thoughts on The Predator above. The film arrives in theaters on Aug. 3, 2018.
I’ve added some portraits of Olivia for Comic-Con International 2017. Olivia attended Comic-Con to promote The LEGO Ninjago Movie with her co-stars (Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods).
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
The film is slated to open on September 22, 2017, in both 3D and 2D.
History’s breakout Navy SEAL drama series Six is getting a major new cast addition for Season 2, with The Newsroom alumna Olivia Munn signing on for a key role.
From A+E Studios and Weinstein Television, and created by father/son duo William and David Broyles, the series follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. In the first season, former SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Walton Goggins) is captured by Boko Haram, and it’s up to his SEAL brothers to put their differences aside to locate and rescue him.
Munn will play Gina, a ruthless and smart CIA operative who rose from being a shooter to a high-level Operations Officer. In addition to Goggins, she joins returning series stars Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Brianne Davis, Nadine Velazquez, Dominic Adams, Jaylen Moore and Lindsley Register along with new Season 2 castmember Eric Ladin.
Production on the 10-episode second season begins this month in Vancouver.
William Broyles, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, David Broyles, Bruce C. McKenna, Alfredo Barrios, Jr., George W. Perkins, David Glasser, Nicolas Chartier, Meryl Poster and Barry Jossen are executive producers.
Munn, who starred as Sloan Sabbith on all three seasons of Aaron Sorkin’s Emmy-winning HBO drama The Newsroom, most recently was seen in Office Christmas Party alongside Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. Her upcoming projects include The Lego Ninjago Movie and a starring role in Shane Black’s The Predator. She’s repped by CAA and managed by Atlas Artists.
I’ve added photos of Olivia attending the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (June 5). Olivia is wearing a Tanya Taylor dress.
Olivia attended the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (May 21). Olivia is wearing a Redemption dress and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2017 > May 21: 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Backstage and Audience
I’ve added some photos of Olivia attending the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter. The event was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California (February 26).
I’ve added some Office Christmas Party posters and stills to the gallery. Office Christmas Party is in cinemas now!