He may be 69 years old, but #ArnoldSchwarzenegger isn't out of the game just yet. Contrary to what some reports said in the past, the former bodybuilder and governor will reprise his most famous roles some time in the near future.
Even better, he confirmed that he's still in talks for not just one, but three potential sequels for franchises that he helped define.
He'll Be Back... Again
During an interview with Fandango, Schwarzenegger confirmed that he would indeed reprise his role as the T-800 should the opportunity be presented to him. He addressed the rumors that he was done with the Terminator role for good, and the recent fallout with Paramount Pictures' #Genisys line-up of Terminator movies.
Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the 'Terminator' franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it – that doesn’t mean the 'Terminator' franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that.
Schwarzenegger assured fans that just as long as the script and story are good, he won't be hanging up the iconic leather jacket and shades any time soon.
I'm always looking forward to doing another 'Terminator,' especially if the story is written well and it's really entertains the whole world.
He then went on to confirm that while he may be done with the Genisys movies, he's currently hard at work with the #Terminator movies, just like the movies' mastermind: blockbuster king #JamesCameron. With this statement, he pretty much confirmed that he indeed lost interest in the Genisys movies, but not in the Terminator franchise as a whole.
Though he's currently not at liberty to discuss details about the ongoing negotiations, Schwarzenegger promised that the Terminator movies' return to their former glory is imminent.
But, yes, the 'Terminator' franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!
King Conan is set to be the grand finale for Schwarzenegger's star-making role, Conan The Barbarian. As the title implies, Conan has been king for quite some time, but he still feels unfulfilled. When a new evil looms in the horizon, Conan takes up his sword one last time to protect his people and die the way he was born: a warrior.
Triplets, on the other hand, is the sequel to the the 1988 comedy #Twins. The sequel hopes to reunite the estranged and polar opposite brothers, Julius (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) for more hijinks after they discover their long lost third brother. Though nothing has been finalized, it's been said that the third sibling will be played by #EddieMurphy.
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Old Man AhNuld
While it may be easy to be swayed by the nostalgia of seeing one of the biggest names in action movies reprise some of his most iconic roles, the reality of his age is something that's hard to ignore. But Schwarzenegger's age shouldn't discourage the potential filmmakers for these sequels from letting the actor take up the sword and gun again.
If done right, these sequels can do what Logan did for Hugh Jackman's time as the X-Man Wolverine: give the character a proper and heartfelt farewell.
Though some would have understandably lost interest in a potential sequel to something like Twins or the Conan movies due to how much time has passed since their original release dates, Schwarzenegger's continued enthusiasm for these career-defining characters and the mere prospect of making more films is something dedicated fans can appreciate and look forward to.