Arnold Schwarzenegger Postpones His Return to Acting; CRY MACHO and TERMINATOR On Hold Indefinitely

     May 19, 2011


Amidst the firestorm that has engulfed his personal life, Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to postpone indefinitely what was once his full-speed ahead return to acting. TheWrap reports that the former Governor/actor has instructed Creative Artists Agency to “put all acting projects on hold” as he attempts to turn over a new leaf that doesn’t involve lying to his family for more than a decade. In a written statement, Schwarzenegger’s team says:

“Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, the Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides.”

In addition to Cry Macho and a Terminator sequel, news of Schwarzenegger’s delayed return also means that his animated TV series, The Governator, is also on hold for the time being (a tough pill to swallow, no doubt). For now, there is no way of knowing exactly how long the actor’s return will be put off. Nevertheless, it does seem as if the ball is entirely in his court meaning that, as soon as he’s ready to return to acting, there will most likely be projects waiting for him on the other side. Whether or not it will be the same ones listed above may depend on whether Cry Macho director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Terminator franchise rights-holder, Megan Ellison, want to wait around for Schwarzenegger to sort things out.

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  • Lorraine O’Connor

    This is very sad. I’m sorry to hear this. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a terrific actor and seems like a decent guy. I was hoping he would make a triumphant return to movies and do more dramas. It is a shame that his marriage has collapsed. Marriage, in my experience, takes work. A lot of work.

    My husband and I are just really open and honest with each other. We tell each other everything that goes on and everything that we’re feeling everyday, and we’re just really there for each other.

    I think my husband taught me a lot about inner beauty and confidence in myself. I’m slim but voluptuous. He’s in love with the person inside of me, and the outside of me is just a bonus. I feel better—so much better now than I ever did in my twenties. I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier.

  • Helen

    I bet when she found out, Maria hit Arnold in the head with a telephone and then kicked him in the ribs calling him a pig and a bastard like Jamie Lee Curtis did to him in True Lies (1994).

    • Miles Bennett Dyson

      I love the (1994) touch, because that year is very relevant… True Lies/Speed era of classic action films

    • Miles Bennett Dyson

      he was in T2, does he really need to answer to anyone? Folks, he was part of Terminator 2: Judgement day…

      when people in a film class say “oh my favorite films are Godfather, Sunset Blvd. Casablanca…”

      I say… “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”

      but I’ve never been to a film class, but if I did.


    This is a great story – the other day, Megan Ellison was a hailed as a new powerhouse in hollywood for out maneuvering Lionsgate – today she is screwed. The notion that waiting a year or so to restart the franchise is absurdly naive – this story hasn’t even started yet. Divorce proceedings have yet to begin, the maid has yet to sell her sordid story and their are plenty more affairs in Arnie’s closet coming. And the worst (best) part is, not only has he lost all his female fans, the mug on that maid pretty well sunk any credibility he had with guys. Good luck retooling this mess, Megan! I do love it when spoiled rich kids get played.

    • Agent_Black

      I know nothing of Megan Ellison’s financial upbringing and I couldn’t give a flying fuck. All I know is she’s behind cinematic output with substance such as True Grit and potential classics such as Cogan’s Trade and the Wettest County in the World and all you can do is revel in this mess because she is a ‘spoiled rich kid’? Get a life and stop spreading negative vibes, the internet is would be mankind’s greatest achievement if it wasn’t such a breeding ground for cretinous little turds, taking pleasure in someone elses misfortune.

  • junierizzle

    What about the little boy? Can you say cha-ching!

  • yeah this guy again

    every body relaxe he’ll be bawk! (terminator song begins playing)

    OH C’MON!

  • ringbearer1420

    Gee, good to see it didn’t cause him to put his shitty tenure as governor on hold.

  • English Gent

    He will run for president instead….and win!

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