So it seems Dumbledore has inspired other fictional characters to start coming forward, sharing their sexual preference with the world. The latest in what's sure to be a long line of recently-outed imaginary characters appears to be the new Predalien from Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. John Campea, of Movie Blog fame, first reported the major late-breaking scoop. Co-director Colin Strause explains: "You see, instead of just some boring old mindless force of nature killing machine that he was going to be, now he's a socially rejected and misunderstood person who is figuring out how to deal with being different in this new world where many don't accept him just because of who he is. It's very touching." It's certainly an interesting route for the franchise, and one I feel will bring in more of the female audience. But will the Predalien's gayness turn off the film's core male teenage audience? I guess we'll find out when the film officially hits theaters on Christmas Day.

Once in a while, us movie bloggers like to have a little fun with the characters and movies coming out down the line. We can't be serious all of the time, and so when I called into The Movie Blog's weekly podcast last night, myself and the crew somehow went from "So what do you think of the new Predalien" to "I always thought the Predator was a chick" to "Perhaps the new Predalien is gay" to "Campea, you need to write an editorial." Thus, we've wound up here. Yes, it's a joke, and of course Cinematical wishes the folks behind Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem a happy and healthy Merry Box Office ... but every once in awhile we like to have a little, tiny bit of fun. That's allowed, right? Check out Campea's story here, and feel free to chime in with your own theories ...

[Gay pride Predalien photo courtesy of The Movie Blog]

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