First Black Panther, now The Predator for Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown

Contributed by
Dec 20, 2018, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

Last year was a huge one for Sterling K. Brown. He co-starred in the enormously acclaimed The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, winning an Emmy and earning a Golden Globe nomination, and now he's one of the stars of the hit drama series This Is Us, which just picked up a big renewal at NBC.

When it comes to TV, Brown's got it made. Now, he's eyeing the movies.

Two weeks ago, Marvel announced that Brown will join the already amazing cast of Black Panther, adding a tentpole blockbuster to his growing workload, but that's not the only franchise on Brown's radar. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brown is now "in talks" to join writer/director Shane Black's reboot The Predator. If he closes the deal, Brown joins a killer ensemble there, too, which already includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse).

According to the report, Brown will play "a government agent who jails Holbrook’s ex-Marine character, but later needs his help with the Predators." Yes, that's Predators, plural, as the film will follow a group of the legendary alien hunters through suburban America.

While this is still reportedly a negotiation, Brown jumping on board this film makes perfect sense. It's his time to grab high-profile projects like this after proving himself with some absolutely incredible small-screen work. He's earned it, and I suspect even bigger things lie beyond. In the meantime, The Predator just keeps looking better.