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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

How badass is Steve Wang? Not only did he help create one of the most iconic monsters of the all time in the Predator that dude could do it one-handed, as evidenced in the below BTS shots.

Wang not only worked on the Predator suit, but he also was in charge of the awesomely designed Gillman suit from Monster Squad. I don’t know what it is about his technique, especially back in the ‘80s, but that dude could make a man in suit look absolutely biologically animalistic. Look closely at the coloring on the Predator in the below shots… it just works. I buy that creature has its own biology and don’t doubt it as a real live badass hunter from another world for one second.

So, here’s Steve Wang at work making a monster. The first pic comes from reader Marc Nagel and the second from Jay Kushwara.

Enjoy! Click to (slightly) embiggen!




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  • May 20, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    tomorrow Dr. Strangelove

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • May 20, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Thats what I wanna wear for Halloween.

    by claxdog

  • May 20, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    RIP Randy Mario Poffo

  • May 20, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut


  • May 20, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    How hard could it be to make a decent sequel?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Every time they tried, they failed miserably.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Steve, Steve, Steve, Steve.

    by Robber_Button

    Harro! Steve needs to make another movie.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I have a pretty cool idea for a sequel

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    An elder Predator hunting down an aged Dutch. Call me, Fox.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The 80's...when people had talent

    by alienindisguise

    I'm glad I grew up in that decade but with every shittastic reboot or piece of garbage that drops every week, I long for those times again. No one gives a shit anymore and the real people with skills like myself can't even get work on today's movies. FUCK HOLLYWOOD

  • just like me."

  • May 20, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by alan_poon

  • May 20, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Steve Wang

    by Munro Kelly

    Not only is he a talented mfx artist but a talented director as well.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I like the weights

    by jbs9200

    I like the weights, but if he doesn't have a lock on the end of those, they tend to warble around a lot (possibly off the rod). It makes me think that shot was posed.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    That first pic is just awesome ...


    If I lived to be 1000 I would never be in a picture as cool as that.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Original Suit

    by Dasinfogod

    If memory serves, wasn't there a previous Predator suit made and filmed that was eventually rejected in favor of the one shown above? I think Van Damme may have even been the "man in suit". Would be impressed with BTS pix of THAT!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Steve Wang is a brilliant artist

    by ChezKing

    His work on Guyver 2: Dark Hero was absolutely amazing. The Guyver suit was incredible. His creatures are extreme and yet the costumes have a flexibility that when in action you don't see the kinds of wrinkles that give away that it's a costume. How he does that is a complete mystery. And getting the chance to appreciate his work on Predator is even more intensified when seen on blu-ray. Nolan should have had him design the Batman suits. He would have made them functional and flexible.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    "Yor wan aaaaahgly muddafacka"

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

  • May 20, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    you know i always spraypaint while i work out too ;D

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

  • May 20, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Still NO idea why Danny Glover was in the seguel & not Arnold

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

  • May 20, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Steve Wang directed the action-packed, kung fu-tastic Mark Dacascos movie DRIVE. For a while now Steve has been waiting to direct a new sci-fi actioner starring Mark Dacascos, called MAN OF ACTION. How be brilliant would that be?! But the producer keeps stalling, which is very frustrating. So what I say is this: I think that Harry and the rest of aintitcool and everyone who digs Steve Wang... should start an on-line campaign to start the ball rolling on the MAN OF ACTION production. We want MAN OF ACTION! We want it now!!!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by Scottadkinsfist

    And Steve was responsible for one of the better American martial arts films..Drive. If you haven't seen in, get your ass to a vid store and do so. Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, Brittany Murphy (before clueless) and Masaya Kato (Fighter in the Wind baddie) If you like, check out my review here, but go find it!: It's a really fun film I think many of you would enjoy!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Come on Quint

    by Baryonyx

    Come on Quint - can't you start the 'We Want MAN OF ACTION To Start Filming' campaign?! Please!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Had no idea

    by Larry Jay

    Didn't know that Wang did the Guyver Suit for Guyver 2. That movie is one of my great guilty pleasures. Just watching the stunt fights in the suit is almost enough to make me ignore what a shitty actor David Hayter was at the time. But that was pre-Solid Snake so maybe he took some lessons. Now I am compelled to go dig it out of my collection and give it another look. Gahh! All Glory to the HypnoToad!

  • May 20, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Predator had one of most real looking aliens ever.

    by Nerd Rage

    The skin, the eyes, even the technology was very convincing. Not bad for violent guy movie.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    @ haildahypnotoad

    by ChezKing

    Yeah, he co-wrote the story, designed the Guyver suit and the creatures and directed the movie. That's a lot of work. I love Guyver 2: Dark Hero despite all its "little problems". It's unevenly executed, but it's actually a great story. The action in the movie is top notch. I didn't mind Hayter in the role, he was way better than the guy in part one. Yeah, I think I'll watch it tonight. Ha!

  • May 20, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Bonesaw is deadddyyyyyyyy.

    by Yamato

    The Macho Man was my favorite wrestler. The first wrestling match I ever saw on tv was highlights of Savage using the foreign object to knockout Tito Santana for the Intercontinental title. RIP Randy Poffo.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    MAN OF ACTION sounds cool

    by Heleen

    Thanks for the information on Man Of Action, baryonyx! Drive is frickin' superb, so I really wanna see Steve making a new Dacascos flick! I like your idea for an online campaign to get Man Of Action rolling, and I'm sure aintitcool is the place to start trying to persuade the money men to get the frickin' financing in place for this new Wang film. Come on, already!

  • May 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest "face reveals" ever.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    The biped body isn't all that special, but that fucker's mouth is the stuff of nightmares. Brilliant.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    Steve also created the brilliant Abe Sapien suit for Hellboy.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The Gillman from MS is awesome! Kudos to this dude!

    by planetran_fan

  • Yea, I have a Predator hard can tell I'm a fan by just looking at my screen name. These days what do we have? Action movies that depend waaaaaaaaaaay too much on special FX to sell the movie..*coughTransformers3cough*...Arnold has baby mama drama, and we all have to come to accept that the Aliens vs Predator series did happen. I'll still always have the original Predator to look back on to show me how great the classics are. Oh and let's not forget Danny Glover's dickblood!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    " but that fucker's mouth is the stuff of nightmares."

    by KilliK

    You have to thank James THE KING Cameron for that.yep.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    MFX artist stands for?

    by KilliK

  • May 20, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    alienindisguise, I know what you mean...

    by makeitbig

    The Movie Business is a very cliquish business. What field would you like to be involved in?

  • May 20, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Steve is ambidextrous

    by Tigger Tales

    Check out that left-hand AND right-hand action!

  • May 20, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Haven't Watched This in Six Months or So

    by Autodidact

    It's about that time!

  • May 20, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Why's he holding a dumbell as he paints?

    by Autodidact

    Is that what he's holding there?

  • May 21, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    The Predator as it was written in the screenplay was better...

    by Ironhelix

    ...Insectoid, and wielding a spear/glaive. It was far more sporting than what we got. Made more sense as a "recreational hunter". The final predator design never really did it for me.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong...

    by Ironhelix

    ...I love Predator, I just was underwhelmed by "lizard-man with clawed vagina-mouth". Probably because I read the story before seeing the film.

  • May 21, 2011, 3:21 a.m. CST

    I love the Predator design

    by Heleen

    Just sayin'.

  • May 21, 2011, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    You're right: Steve needs to make another movie. He needs to be given the go-ahead to start directing his balls-to-the-wall, science fiction fight-fest (in 3D) movie MAN OF ACTION! Mark Dacascos was enthusing about it on Twitter late last year & I've heard stuff about the kind of fight scenes to be featured in the film: it will kick ass! Mark & Steve both really want to start this movie: somebody MAKE it happen!

  • May 21, 2011, 6:48 a.m. CST

    kingofmilwaukee, that's funny as fuck!

    by Jeffrey

    LOL on this early morning.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by Heleen

    The monster Sammael: Hound of Resurrection, from the first Hellboy film, was a really good critter, built by Steve.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    geektard_smasher, re: Arnie porking that chick on the side

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I totally agree with you...if you're gonna cheat on your aging spouse, and you've got about a billion dollars in your bank account, YOU CAN DO FUCKING BETTER.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    If it bleeds...we can kill it.

    by Aziraphale_11

    One of the more quotable movies ever, I love it! (Best quotable movie? Gotta be Army of Darkness)

  • May 21, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Check out "Predator the Musical" on You Tube

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    "If it bleeds we can kill it." is the chorus.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    How it Should Have Ended - Predator

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Is also one of the best HISHE.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Predator: a monster so badass you HAVE to work out while making the suit!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 21, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    "The 80's...when people had talent"

    by Gabe Athouse

    And mullets. Don't forget the mullets.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    come on, after ALIEN and The Thing -

    by ufoclub1977

    - you all realize that Predator is not a classic monster design, and was really more of a retro design, kind of like something from an old scifi pulp universe from the 50's. With dreads. Not saying the movie is bad, it's GREAT. But let's not kid ourselves about the design of Predator. It's just a jacked up bounty hunter from Empire Strikes Back, a background player in the cantina scene with fancy mechanics on the mouth...or even .... a design from a scifi TV show in the early 80's like Buck Rogers with more money where it's mouth is... literally. It's a step backwards from the creative leaps made by movies like ALIEN, The Thing, or even the horror visions of something like Jacob's Ladder. The paint job was great on it though and totally made it work! Very earthly amphibious-like elements.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ufoclub1977 - that is crazy talk!

    by Jake Pantlin

    There is no alien in Star Wars, Empire, or Jedi that looks as cool as the Predator. Almost every alien looks like it's wearing a rubber mask. The Predator looks alive!

  • May 21, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Atheron... it looks like a weightlifter in a suit to me...

    by ufoclub1977

    Which is lifelike in a way;) But really, the part that is cool is the mouth as far as movement, and the paint job is aces. But, designwise, it's just a bodybuilder in a rubber suit, and that's all it was to me the first time I saw it too. I'm a huge creature-file too... used to constantly draw creatures of all kinds. But look at that still photo of the suit being painted up... that could easily be a Jabba guard or bounty hunter. It just so happens it was the featured alien, so they gave it a fancy mouth. Again, I like the first Predator movie a lot! I just never got the bug to draw the monster, and that's a personal sign to me that it wasn't that interesting a design. Just my opinion.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    I agree with you: I like STAR WARS, but its alien designs were not too realistic compared to the Predator design. In fact, most of the cantina aliens were very Halloween mask-like.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Predator vs the aliens in Return of the Jedi

    by Heleen

    C'mon now, ufoclub1977! The aliens in Jabba's court ALL look like muppets. The Predator, on the other hand, looks real!

  • May 21, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I understand ufoclub1977...

    by ChezKing

    The alien concepts in Star Wars and other "alien" creature movies were more complex and unique. Whereas the Predator is still a basic humanoid-type creature only being unique in its design of head and mouth. Which is the way it had always been done in sci-fi/horror movies for 30-40 years before that. The difference though with Predator that makes it work is how Steve Wang designs them. The Predator was brilliantly designed and came off like a "real" reptile-like yet humanoid creature. It looks and still feels "alien" and different. It many ways it's scarier, because it's a life-form that is much like "us" but bigger, stronger and far more cunning; the skin looked reptilic, and of course the face was disturbing and frightening, but, what really makes it scary is that it is a thinking creature. A formidable opponent. A creature designed to be a warrior. The Alien creature was scary too, but there was a very insect-like concept to it that allowed us to not relate in any way. It's not a thinking creature like the Predator, it's still smart and horribly frightening, but its main design is simply survival. But, what really makes the Alien creature so terrible is that it breeds in countless numbers incredibly fast, so you are eventually taken over by a swarm of them. Like cockroaches. UGH! One Predator is a nightmare, one Alien isn't, but multiple Aliens is hell. They are both pretty...fucked up. But what would you rather go up against? A swarm of intelligent Predators? Or a swarm of mindless over-sized cockroaches?

  • May 21, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    All I'm saying is if you walked in The Sharper Image store

    by ufoclub1977

    and saw the life size Predator and the life size ALIEN (or any incarnation of The Thing)... well, one is a lot more interesting and contemporary to me then the other. I think designs like Predator and the skeletal Terminator robot (also shaped like a body builder) are very retro and 50's like from a design/conceptual view. They are like old school monsters before truly creative designs in monster movies happened. The predator looks, acts, and has accessories that are very human...not alien at all. It feels like something that would have evolved from reptiles/amphibians on Earth. Actually if you look at other real animals on Earth, even monkeys, they are all more imaginatively different then the human form (not that I'm attributing that to someone's imagination... ;). Actually the Predator seems like an old Star Trek universe alien. Like a fancy high budget take on the Gorn. You can see how in Terminator 2, the liquifying robot is a much more contemporary interesting concept. The old version robot (under Arnold's skin) is straight up evolved out of the late 70-early 80's shows Buck Rogers or even Bionic Woman (Fembots) on steroids. I agree that the way they used the Predator in the film is great (and filmed on location too!). And his mouth movement was cool. But at the same time it just looks like a human body builder with rubber dreadlocks is the basic design with a 4 hinged jaw, and an earthly toad/frog style paint job and shine.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Did they make two versions of the suit?

    by DougMcKenzie

    One for Van Damme and a second one for Kevin Peter Hall? I don't see how the two would fit in the same one. Judging by the size this looks like it is the Van Damme suit...

  • May 22, 2011, 4:28 a.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    I think we have to take into account what each movie was about: ALIEN was constructed like a killer-on-the-loose horror mystery, set in space. So the Alien in that film is horrific and is designed so that, initially, the viewer only sees parts of it (its tail, its elongated head, its back spines), which adds to the mystery. In THE THING the story is about an alien that can change its shape/take on the attributes of its hosts, so the various Thing designs came about based on that concept. In PREDATOR it's about a military team being picked-off by an alien that likes hunting down prey on other planets: that's the concept - it's an alien that likes the sport of hunting, and it uses tech to keep it almost invisible as it tracks its prey. It has human attributes because that works with this particular story.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    The new Steve Wang movie

    by Heleen

    After reading on this thread about Wang's Man of Action movie, I dug around and found this Twitch interview with Mark Dacascos (the interview is mainly about a Dacascos movie called Song of the Knife.) Anyway, in the interview, he does mention he's looking forward to re-teaming with Drive director Steve Wang to make Man of Action. Here's a link:

  • May 22, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by symon

    Just awesome.

  • special

  • May 22, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Steve Wang

    by GreenSkinFlatHead

    Steve Wang was my porn name in the 80's. I've since changed it to Steve Johnson.

  • May 23, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Hurry up and get it freakin' made!

    by Heleen

    I've found another Mark Dacascos interview online where he talks again about this freakin' Man of Action movie he's planning to make with Steve Wang. Hurry up and get it freakin' made: