Arnold Schwarzenegger talks upcoming Terminator and Expendables roles

With Terminator Salvation looming closer and closer to its May 21st  release date, McG has been touting the governators return to the series with sly quips here and there, and allusions to requiring technology to be up to par in order for his role to work.  Now if Ben Button can do it, why not McG?  Anyway, yesterday at the annual Arnold Schwarzenegger convention, the man actually made a jab at his longing to be president if the constitution was changed, and talked on his role in the upcoming films The Expendables and Terminator Salvation.

Personally I think The Expendables is the more exciting film, as it is being directed by Sylvester Stallone who will also star in the flick, and has gathered other action icons such as: Jason Stathom, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo (Machete), and even Dolph Lundgren.  Just writing those names down brings a smile to my face, having such great stars of the 80’s and now in one place all kicking ass in their own right.  Schwarzenegger stated on his cameo in the flick, “Naturally when he asked me if I would do a cameo, which will just be something quick, like I walk out of a hotel or out of a office building and he will walk up and we will bump into each other and there will be some mumbling and then we will walk off (crowd laughs). So it will be something very simple, that will be again, just a cameo, so that’s what we’re going to do. I promised him I’d do that and I’m looking forward to that.”

Now the one thing that does seem more up in the air is his role in Termiantor Salvation.  Schwarzenegger was of course asked about this role in this latest installment in the franchise to which he stated,  “I have seen the movie, but I have not seen it as a finished product yet. I have not seen it yet with the Terminator special effects and some of the sound and the music is not in there yet and so on. So I really cannot comment on it, what the movie will be like as a finished product. There’s a rule that you never talk about a movie unless you have seen the finished product. But you know as I said to the director when they began that I wish them the best of luck, that I’m happy that they move forward with the franchise, I am very happy with where I am with my profession as the governor and they should try to find a way of doing a story that does not include me at all, not even one single shot in it. I don’t believe in that. To kind of have them go out and promote the movie and say you know Arnold is in the movie and everyone thinks that I’m the Terminator and in fact you only see one second of me in there and so I don’t think thats the right thing to do. And you know that’s the danger of that, and that’s why I feel reluctant to be part of the movie in the first place. So it doesn’t get promoted that way.”

While it would be great to see the governator in  Terminator, it certainly seems like he does not want to do it, outside of just doing it as a favor to the fans.


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Daniel Herrera

I am a self aware film freak, and though many people believe it to border on fanaticism, I have always had a desire to be somehow connected to film. I have a very strong affection for horror films of all kinds, though judging from my film library many consider me to be a bit schizophrenic in my choices. For years now I have been the sole film critic for those around me as my head is basically an encyclopedia of film knowledge. I can always use examples from movies to answer questions or to solve problems that my friends may have.

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