22 Apr 2009
Ok, I apologize ahead of time if you're all bored of the "Will he or won't he?" back-and-forth over Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator Salvation cameo, but it sounds like we've finally gotten a straight answer from the man himself, thanks to the LA Times.
During a webcast interview yesterday, Arnold clarified his position on the film, saying he had met with director McG and agreed to appear in the movie as long as he didn't have to perform: "I made it very clear that I don't have the time to do the movie. I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now."
What that means is that Arnold's face - if ILM can manage to work out the bugs - will be CGIed onto someone else's body, and he'll appear in a brief scene where Christian Bale's John Connor encounters a "future Terminator," aka the T-800 from the first film. Said Arnold, "I think it's cool to continue on with the franchise ... in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting after I'm through here."
Hey, if Arnold's up for it, so am I. And now that we've got our final answer on Salvation, keep your fingers crossed ILM's up to their part of the bargain.
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