Arnold Schwarzenegger is aboard the James Cameron-produced “Terminator” reboot – but, and damn you age game, he won’t be reprising his signature character.
As opposed to the earlier films in the series, in which he played an unstoppable cyborg, as well as last year’s “Terminator : Genisys”, in which he played ageing Terminator ‘Pops’, the Venice Beach-regular will play a human character in the new movie.
Well, it beats Pops.
Out on the promo trail for his 3D Re-issue of “Terminator 2”, Cameron said the next film in the series – which Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) is attached to direct – will see Schwarzenegger play the human whose likeness was used for the look of the T-800.
“Yeah, you got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold?’ There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from – that they grew the organic outter layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one (Arnold)? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned! We’re talking pretty seriously now about doing some new Terminator films or possibly a trilogy and you’ll just have to see what surfaces in those.”
A deleted scene in the ill-fated “Terminator 3 : Rise of the Machines” suggested that a loopy bloke named Seargent Candy (played by Schwarzenegger) was the inspiration for the ‘Terminator’ but thankfully Cameron’s ignoring all that.
The new “Terminator” film – the first, as Cameron said, in a trilogy – begins filming in March. Rumour has it that Schwarzenegger might be squeezing in another highly-anticipated sequel in before the relaunch of “Terminator”, the long-awaited follow-up to “Twins”.
Via ‘The Arnold Fans‘