Terminator Reboot Confirmed, Schwarzenegger Says He Wants to Star in New Trilogy
"I'll be back."
Arnold Schwarzenegger could be coming back for a fifth installment in the mega-successful Terminator franchise. As for what to expect in this sure-fire blockbuster, we could be seeing a lot more about what makes the robotic Terminator, well, human.
"I was trying to be as encouraging as possible. Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about [Schwarzenegger]," director James Cameron said. "I told him he should not do it until it's focused on his character or he shouldn't do it. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven't even been thought of yet."
Schwarzenegger has had a long and storied history in Hollywood, and has certainly played his fair share of burly, Olympian strongmen. When asked which character was his favorite to portray, the Arnold was not so quick to give a definitive answer.
"I can't say the Terminator character is more than this character or the Conan character I like less than the Terminator character or something like that. They are all great characters. Like I said, I was very fortunate to be able to play those kinds of characters who have an international appeal. To me, that's the most important thing."
It is rumored that this latest Terminator project will start shooting early next year, with its scheduled debut coming in the summer of 2015. That isn't Schwarzenegger's only upcoming project, however. Despite being 65 years old, the former Mr. Universe has an impressive list of projects he is going to be working on in the coming years.
"In fact, I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which we start shooting in January and I'm also going to do King Conan -- to play that role and also to do another Twins movie. So I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I'm looking forward to doing those films."
To date, the four Terminator movies have grossed an impressive $1.4 billion in sales worldwide. It will be facing stiff competition during the summer it is release though. Sequels to blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers, and Independence Day are all coming out at the same time.