After eight years of serving as California’s Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently itching to be back in front of the camera – flexing his muscles and knocking some heads. Although he had brief cameo appearances in films like The Rundown, Around the World in 80 Days and last summer’s action hit The Expendables, the last time action fans were able to see the former Mr. Olympia in the starring role of a feature length film was back in 2003 with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
For weeks since his departure from the Governor’s office, rumblings of Arnold being offered leading roles have been flowing hot and heavy from the Hollywood rumor machine. Cry Macho, The Last Stand and even a possible appearance in Terminator 5 have all been mentioned as potential vehicles for Arnold’s triumphant return to acting.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Arnold wanting to pick up the action torch and start his movie career once again – after all he WAS the quintessential action star of the 1980s. However, we fear that both he and Hollywood inepts execs may try to get quality milk from a cinematic cow whose udders have long since dried up – specifically the absurd notion that Universal has approached Arnold to re-team with Danny DeVito for Twins 2.
We might not mind watching sequels to some of Arnold’s more popular action films – Commando, Raw Deal, Red Heat – but there are some movies from Arnold’s vast and diverse filmography which we would never want to see continued – starting with Twins. So we’ve decided to compile a list of six films from Arnold’s filmography that should never, EVER be given a sequel.
SIDE NOTE: Big shout out to fellow Screen Rant writer Christopher Schrader for the spiffy posters!
Synopsis: Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his biologically inferior and crooked twin brother Vincent (Danny DeVito) have been living the good life for over 20 years after starting up their consulting firm. One day their life is turned upside down as their mother Mary Ann Benedict (Bonnie Bartlett) reveals to them that they are not actually twins, but rather two-thirds of a set of triplets. Julius and Vincent then set off to find their long lost sibling – who, as it turns out, is their sister Amanda (Glenn Close).
UPDATE: TURNS OUT, TRIPLETS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!
Junior 2: The Afterbirth
Synopsis: Dr. Alex Hesse (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his partner in gynecology Dr. Larry Arbogast (Danny DeVito) have long been retired from their medical practice since the Food and Drug Administration shut down the illegal, though successful, human research for their pregnancy drug, Expectane. However, a small sample of the drug remains in storage and following in their father’s footsteps, Junior (Justin Beiber) and Jake (Bo Mitchell) use the drug on themselves as part of a college research project.