After completing his stint as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced last week that he is back on the market for movie roles. [ Source: “Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Act Again,” Popeater.com, 2/11/11. Downloaded from: http://www.popeater.com/2011/02/11/arnold-schwarzenegger-will-act-again/]. Redoing Rocky and Rambo worked out pretty well for an aging Sylvester Stallone (I actually thought “Balboa” was surprisingly good), so can we expect Arnold Schwarzenegger to make the same movie by trying his hand at a new Terminator film? Maybe.
The rights to the Terminator franchise were purchased out of bankruptcy by a hedge fund called Pacificor a year ago. For the past year, there has not been any serious talk about a new Terminator film, but now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is available, there is reportedly some interest in developing a new film. In the midst of the on-going 3-D movie trend, the Terminator could provide a movie actually worth of the third dimension. [Source: Fleming, Mike. “With Arnold Back To Acting, Suitors Circle ‘Terminator’,” Deadline.com, 2/15/11. Downloaded from: http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/with-arnold-schwarzenegger-back-to-acting-suitors-circle-terminator/]
Barring more legal hang-ups for the Terminator franchise, it seems very likely that another Terminator film will be made, and that it will star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The last film, Terminator: Salvation, struggled without Schwarzenegger’s presence. He could revive the massively successful franchise. It seems like sure win, and is therefore likely to happen.
There will obviously be logistical problems if Arnold Schwarzenegger sars in a new Terminator movie. He is older than he is about eight years older than he was when he starred in Terminator 3, and even then he was looking noticeably older than he appeared in the first two movies. I think we can rely on audiences to suspend their disbelief, though, in exchange for the joy of seeing another Terminator movie with Schwarzenegger.
And what will Arnold Schwarzenegger do if another Terminator does not materialize? I would like to see him do a non-action film (but not a goofy comedy like the ones he has done in the past). If that does not happen either, then there is always the Predator franchise…
“Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Act Again,” Popeater.com, 2/11/11. Downloaded from: http://www.popeater.com/2011/02/11/arnold-schwarzenegger-will-act-again/
Fleming, Mike. “With Arnold Back To Acting, Suitors Circle ‘Terminator’,” Deadline.com, 2/15/11. Downloaded from: http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/with-arnold-schwarzenegger-back-to-acting-suitors-circle-terminator/