After sitting out ‘Salvation,’ Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the “Terminator” fold with with the atrociously received “Terminator Genisys” which, though making $400 million worldwide, pretty much put the franchise on ice.
Then came the news that the series would be revived again, this time when the rights revert back to the original film’s director James Cameron who would return as executive producer to ‘godfather’ the new film which “Deadpool” director Tim Miller would helm.
Said film will reportedly bring a conclusion to the franchise, but it was unclear at the time whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would be involved. Talking to Screen Daily at Cannes this weekend, Schwarzenegger says he recently met Cameron and discussed the project:
“It is back. It is moving forward. [James Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
That’s pretty definitive, but how big a role is unclear. Arnold added that the “Legend of Conan” film which had reportedly been shelved may still have life in it: “It’s being rewritten…the idea is to do it.”
Then there’s the long in the works sequel to Ivan Reitman’s “Twins” called “Triplets” which he suggests could move forward this year: “The script will be finished in a month… It’s just around the corner.” That film, should it go forward would star Arnie, Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy.