Prey Ending Explained & Post-Credits Scene Log: How the New Predator Movie Connects to the Franchise

Warning: Full Prey spoilers follow. Do you want to know if there is an end credits scene? We tell you right here. There something like it is. Read on for all those details.

If it bleeds, we can kill it. Hulu’s Prey takes on The Predator road back in time, pitting one of the greatest hunters in the galaxy against Comanche warriors in the 18th century. New time period, the same deadly predator stalking the most challenging hunt he can find. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, Prey tells the story of the first hunt for the Predator species on Earth. And we’re here to break down the ending and dive into the Easter Eggs we found in this epic adventure!

Prey movie ending explanation

It’s the year 1719 on the Northern Great Plains, and a Predator is left here on Earth to find and hunt the planet’s apex predator, you know, pretty standard Predator-style stuff.

And, in fact, the basic story in Prey is also pretty standard Predator-style, in a good way: a ferocious human warrior uses his wits and his surroundings to hunt down and kill a deadly alien warrior whose sole purpose for being there is to hunt and kill. As we mentioned in our full dam review, the film takes Predator back to its origins. It’s about the hunt.

Our main character is Naru (played by Amber Midthunder), a Comanche warrior and hunter whose family seems to think she should leave the hunt to the boys. As our hero, she is the one who begins to realize that there is something in the forest that could very well be hunting her tribe. She is also the one who finally finds out how defeat Predator, and involves a race of orange blossom that, when consumed, can lower a person’s body temperature enough to avoid detection by the Predator’s heat vision.

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The final fight begins as Naru and his brother Taabe (Dakota Beavers) take on the Predator. Taabe holds his own for a while, but you know these predator fights are all fun and games until someone gets impaled. Which is exactly what happens.

After briefly escaping, Naru prepares for the final confrontation, eating a bouquet of flowers while using a trapper as bait to lure out the Predator. This allows Naru to use a special gun (more on this gun below) to install a sunroof on the back of the alien’s head. He then steals the Predator’s helmet, which is different from the helmets we’ve seen him wear in the past, but helps aim his projectiles from a distance.

As the alien chases after her (the sunroof wasn’t enough), Naru attacks from above, injuring it further. He eventually leads it into the swamp, which slows it down enough for Naru to deliver the killing blow, using the bone helm to redirect the alien’s projectiles so they end up inside his own forehead.

So, like other installments in the Predator franchise, the victorious hunter must discover how alien technology works and how to find ways to defeat it. That precedent was set in Predator 1, and Naru’s plan echoes what Dutch does in that movie, which is in East the future of the film I understand?

However, it’s about those orange flowers. So obviously they allowed Naru to do the same thing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutchman does in Predator 1 when he covers himself in mud to lower his body temperature and evade that The scanners and the Predator’s sight.

Finally, after defeating the Predator, Naru cuts off her head and takes her back to her village. She celebrates her as a warrior and warns her people of the dangers brought by both the alien and the trapper she has encountered.

Prey end credits scene

During the first batch of end credits, an animated replay of the film’s events unfolds. It’s really cool, but the last thing we see is a shot of the Predator ships emerging from a group of clouds… right above the Comanche tribe’s camp. Does this mean that Naru and his people are doomed after all? Or maybe just that a sequel with these characters could be in the works? Time will tell!

Prey Easter Eggs

There were two big references to previous Predator movies that we picked up on Prey.

The first is a reference to one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous lines from the first film, when Taabe says the same line: “If he bleeds, we can kill him.”

And of course the other big one is a reference to Predator 2. It’s this gun that Naru throws at the elders… after also throwing the Predator’s head. It’s the same gun with the same inscription that Danny Glover receives as an award for killing his own Predator 300 years later. Now, this means that at some point the Predators must have returned to Earth to retrieve that weapon, so… Easter egg fun? your bet. Bad news for Naru and his tribe? Great time.

What did you think of Presa? What other time periods would you like to see the next Predator franchise visit? Let’s discuss in the comments!

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