Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He’s Been Offered Roles in THE TERMINATOR Franchise and Remakes of PREDATOR and THE RUNNING MAN

     March 7, 2011


Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to acting and considering offers, the question becomes: what roles are out there for a 63-year-old action star who hasn’t starred in a movie since 2003?  According to Arnold: plenty.  The Arnold Fans [via AICN] spoke to Schwarzenegger at his annual bodybuilding competition, The Arnold Classic.  When asked about what scripts he was considering, Schwarzenegger told his fans:

“Well, first of all it’s more 15 films, obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things.  Then also a lot of original stuff too.  But I am also packaging a Comic Book character right now. I’m going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April.”

Hit the jump for my thoughts on Arnold’s future.

Arnold seems to be awfully in demand for a guy who hasn’t had a hit film in over a decade.  Even before he went into politics, he was tanking with films like End of Days, The 6th Day, and Collateral Damage.  Even Terminator 3 was a flop domestically and only earned $150 million of its $200 million budget.

So do studios really want him back to lead potentially major franchises?  Possibly.  It’s also possible that, like any smart businessman, Schwarzenegger is leveraging other offers to increase his asking price and/or get offers on other films.  He may be getting offered “roles”, but are they starring roles or are they cameos and supporting work?  Even Schwarzenegger said that he was looking at more age-appropriate roles at this point in his career.

I’m curious to see where Schwarzenegger goes post-governorship, but I have difficulty believing we’re going to see studios give him back his old franchises when they could build it on a younger, cheaper actor instead.




    A proper Predator-III, with an older Arnold leading a pack of fresh mercs to rescue someone from a Predator or something like that, then it could be a worthy finali to the trilogy. Maybe like Under seige? where its on a ship perhapse? Involve maybe Somali Pirates? As Dutch survived a Pred before, he would be the perfect man to tackle the threat.

  • SomebodySaidYouWereTheBest

    DUTCH! He is the best! Apollo knew it! If we could get a Predator coming back to finish the job that the first one couldnt do, and Arny straps his camo’s back on, and takes on another Predator. Amazing. I would be seriously into that. ALOT, ALOT ALOT. I still want to see him run a crew of mercs in the sequel to The Expendables. Sly’s Team against Arny’s team, or them combining forces. Wow, the possibilities! AHHHHHHH!!! I miss the 80′s-90′s action.

  • Migz13

    If he intends to get back in action roles, I suggest he follow the way of Sly and Bruce Willis, as they tackled these roles with the same bravado but still age appropriate. Done correctly, this can end up quite nicely for him and the franchise as well. Take Die Hard 4.0 for example. I think that movie did well in terms of story and action while still saying that Bruce’s character (and Bruce himself) as an aging veteran.

  • Earl Richards

    The Terminator should produce a movie about himself saving battered women from domestic violence situations.

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  • Andrew

    If Stallone can do it with Rambo, and Rocky… then Arnie can do it with his franchises. I really wanna see Arnie in another Terminator, and Predators sequel.