This is vague enough that it could mean almost anything, but I wonder if his earlier statement holds the key to what “Prey 2” might look like. When Trachtenberg says he wants to “embark on a few different things,” he starts to say “rather than…” before trailing off and finally finishing the sentence.
Could he have meant rather than telling one story at a time? In that case, could a “Prey” anthology film or even series be on the horizon? This would be a great way to tell multiple stories with drastically different settings and casts of characters, although it’s also possible the basic alien-fighting premise would get repetitive in a TV format. “A few different things” could also mean multiple projects in development at once.
Of course, this is all just speculation at this point. So far, the only thing Trachtenberg has confirmed is that a moment of inspiration when it comes to the future of the franchise “may have already been had.”
The filmmaker isn’t the only person involved who has mentioned his hopes for the franchise’s future. In a Variety retrospective, longtime franchise producer John Davis spoke about the Yautja’s staying power, mentioning the ideas of an origin story, a modern interpretation, or another “Alien vs. Predator”-like face-off. “I think this character can show up throughout history,” he told the outlet.
While Trachtenberg keeps ruminating on his sequel concept and we keep trying to guess what it could be, “Prey” is currently available to stream on Hulu.