Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirmed for Role in Gestating 'Terminator 5'
News just keeps on flowing when it comes to keeping the Terminator franchise alive. Shortly after David Ellison and Megan Ellison landed the rights to the sci-fi series for their respective Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions banners, they hired writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to take on the new sequel. However, because it's so early in development, we have no idea what's going on with a story. At one time Justin Lin was in line to direct with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning, but with this fresh start, we've been wondering if he would come back. Now the man himself gave the official answer to that question.
At a press junket in London for The Last Stand, BleedingCool got Schwarzengger to list off his upcoming projects. They include the new Conan movie and also the insane Twins sequel Triplets with Eddie Murphy and Danny DeVito. But the actor also listed Terminator in his future, so that means he'll be back for the sequel. We're not sure if it will be a lead role like the first three films, or if he'll just have a small part. Either way, it has to be better than the weird computer animated version of his robotic alter ego in Terminator Salvation. The fact that Arnold has aged significantly since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines would make the robot version of himself a little hard to believe now, but they made a young Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy, so the same effects could be used this time around as well.