Movie News

Schwarzenegger compares Terminator : Genesis to Terminator 2 : Judgement Day

Schwarzenegger compares Terminator : Genesis to Terminator 2 : Judgement Day
Clint

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a few weeks away with putting the dark shades and leather jacket back on, reprising his most famous role for director Alan Taylor’s “Terminator : Genesis”.
Part-reboot Part-sequel (you can read our spoilery plot breakdown here), the film again sees Skynet’s most recognizable product battling alongside/for John Connor, Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor.
At the press day for his latest movie “Sabotage”, Schwarzenegger told Collider that the next “Terminator” shares quite a bit in common with the most popular installment in the long-running series, “Terminator 2 : Judgement Day”.

The way it reads, it has the same feel of Terminator 2. It’s big. There’s hardcore action and it has some really great visual effects in there, but not over the top. It’s not a Thor type of movie, even though it’s the same director. It has good special effects, but just enough to say, “Wow, where did that come from? How did they do that?”

Asked what appealed to him about doing a fifth “Terminator” movie, Schwarzenegger said :

I think that it’s just so wild to have a franchise that has been around for that long, and then after 30 years, to get asked again to be the only character in a movie that is the same character is unheard of, in movie history. You always switch out, like with James Bond and Batman. They have new characters there. But, not here. That, to me, is an extraordinary situation and a great opportunity. Of course, I was honored when I was asked to come back and play the character with Sarah Connor. It was the same when Universal called and said, “We want to do the sequel to Twins.” That’s 25 years later, after it came out. And 34 or 35 years later, after doing Conan, they’ve come back and said that they want me to play Conan. Not to be one of the villains in Conan, like the[y] usually do, but to play Conan.

It’s great because I’ve stayed in physical shape, and they see me in different movies and on social media and with all the stuff that I do. I’m still on the cover of the muscle magazines. So, they say, “We can still have this guy fight with a sword for 10 hours a day, do horseback riding, and all of these things. We can have him star in Conan.” It’s really unusual. That’s never, ever happened, that I’m aware of, in the history of these kinds of things, where you can lead a franchise like that and be the star, at this age. That just shows you that, if you have the attitude of a young person and you work like a young person and you keep your body in shape, and if you believe that you can do it, then you can actually make other people also believe that you can do it.

Schwarzenegger isn’t sure whether or not the end title will be “Terminator : Genesis” – after all, a film’s title can change as late as a month or two out from release (his latest flick “Sabotage” has gone through a couple of different titles) – nor does he know what kind of rating (as in PG-13 or R) the filmmakers are chasing.

The legendary action star, who also reiterates his plans to do a “Twins” sequel (“Triplets”), said production on “Terminator : Genesis” begins in April in New Orleans.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 15 times, 15 visits today)
Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

deadpool3

Three new Deadpool images debut

AshJul 29, 2015
HocusPocus

Hocus Pocus director talks potential sequel

ClintJul 29, 2015
ferrell

Trailer: Ferrell Takes The Feild

AshJul 29, 2015
edgeoftomorrow

Tom Cruise teases Edge of Tomorrow 2

ClintJul 29, 2015
onelasttime640

Hugh Jackman is Wolverine One Last Time

AshJul 29, 2015
8064 B

Kevin Bacon returning to Tremors franchise?

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
tommy-lee-jones

Tommy Lee Jones added to next Bourne film

AshJul 29, 2015
tremors5banner

Trailer : Tremors 5 : Bloodlines

Editorial StaffJul 29, 2015
dianekeaton

Diane Keaton headed to TV for Pope series

ClintJul 29, 2015