Schwarzenegger Considers Comic Book Character, Remakes & More
Closer to the beginning of the year we heard that iconic action star Arnold Schwarzenegger was eager to return to acting after his foray into California politics. In fact, he was already in the midst of considering three different scripts including a dramatic adventure called With Wings as Eagles. Apparently his slate of potential projects has increased quite a bit as The Arnold Fans (via Cinematical) heard the man himself talk about he's apparently been offered about 15 different films. However, what's interesting is some of the projects include a remake of The Running Man and even a comic book character. More below!
Speaking at the Arnold Seminar (no we're not kidding), Schwarzenegger talked about his return to acting and his potential projects:
"Well, first of all it's more 15 films, obvious ones from 'The Terminator' to remakes of 'Predator' and 'The Running Man' and all of those things. Then also a lot of original stuff too. But I am also packaging a comic book character right now. I'm going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April."
Like he said, offers to star in new Terminator and Predator films are no-brainers. With last year's Predators ending so ominously and Terminator needing the real Schwarzenegger (not some terrible CG caveman version) to save fans from Terminator Salvation, those franchises would only benefit from his return. More interesting is the remake of his own 1987 sci-fi action flick The Running Man. As someone whose cautious of remakes in general, taking another stab at the film almost 25 years later with the same lead actor just doesn't sound like fun.
What does sound intriguing though is this mystery comic book character package. Is Schwarzenegger merely working on creating a new series of comic books to turn into a feature film or is he in the midst of a package deal that would have him becoming a character from the Marvel or DC Comics universe? A comic book adaptation sounds great and if it's original, then that's even better. Hopefully Schwarzenegger can make the jump back into Hollywood with a splash. The action game has changed quite a bit and if The Expendables was any indicator, many of the genre's elements from decades past don't seem to have aged like fine wine. What do you think?
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
An Arnie comic-book character....HAHA! I am in
Have Hope on Mar 7, 2011
If they're going to remake The Running Man, I hope they do it right and stick closer to Stephen King's original story.
Jedi on Mar 7, 2011
Perhaps Nolan will incorporate Mr. Freeze. Yes Please.
Breck on Mar 7, 2011
Well, I think Expendables wasnt an indicator that action movies havent aged gracefully.
Darko on Mar 7, 2011
best action movie star OF ALL TIME! ALL TIME!
happy camper on Mar 7, 2011
dont get me wrong i LOVE arnie, but i can't take a comic book character seriously with his accent, i mean mr.freeze, that whole film ur just thinking 'theres arnie painted white' give him a badass role in the new expendables where he kills people with guns again, i miss that shit *tear*
dave on Mar 7, 2011
Little Tortilla Boy! http://infinyte2.deviantart.com/art/Little-Tortilla-Boy-161834322
Anonymous on Mar 7, 2011
Damn it! I love that stand-up bit! I can't believe I missed an opportunity to reference it. Well done!
Ethan Anderton on Mar 8, 2011
Arnie needs to go and do the Aging 'KING CONAN' movie that was promised at the end of his first Conan movie (the 2nd movie does not count).
uberman on Mar 7, 2011
An aging King Conan might be interesting. That's a fresh idea.
Simon on Mar 8, 2011
Well I for one hope he keeps trying to be funny!...excuse me while I vomit!
Anonymous on Mar 7, 2011
He should voice Gorilla Grodd in the Flash movie!!!!! =D
TheScarletSpeedster on Mar 8, 2011
Jingle all the way 2?
El Hoopso on Mar 8, 2011
it will be good if he makes sword movie
sam on Mar 8, 2011
welcome back cant wait 😀
A5J4DX on Mar 7, 2011
Am I the only one that is FOR Arnie coming out in something original?... :l
Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011
I totally agree to what "uberman" said...Oliver Stone should be involved in it, his script for the first "Conan" is still one of the best fantasy scripts ever written and it should be about Arni being King and searching for Valeria...like his japanese sorcerer told us...
Arrig on Mar 8, 2011
Picture Arnie as Professor Dumbledore LOL
Hattori Hanzo on Mar 8, 2011
Well he is 63 now... I don't thing he can make any good action movies anymore... So i don't know if his return is a good thing...
Rick on Mar 8, 2011
I hope he dies before he returns to acting.
Crapola on Mar 9, 2011
That was a very stupid comment.
Last Son on Mar 10, 2011
I honestly hope he does die. So for me, it's not a stupid comment.
Crapola on Mar 12, 2011
I hope he does his own version of Terminator 4 so I can finally wipe Terminator Salvation from my mind for good.
Last Son on Mar 10, 2011
CABLE WOULD BE SICK
JONNYB61 on Mar 10, 2011
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