Schwarzenegger Provides ‘Terminator 5,’ ‘Legend of Conan’ & ‘Triplets’ Updates

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Last Stand 2013 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Schwarzenegger Provides Terminator 5, Legend of Conan & Triplets Updates

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Last Stand may not have lit the box office on fire (despite being a fun action film), but for fans of the iconic action star, the film served as a new beginning, effectively kicking off a second phase of Schwarzenegger’s film career.

Since concluding his political run as governor of California, the actor has lined up a number of upcoming projects, including Escape Plan alongside Sylvester Stallone. However, his re-emergence as a box office presence has also raised the question of which of his most memorable roles Schwarzenegger would be willing to revisit.

Most notably, the Terminator franchise has struggled to find its way in the wake of the disappointing Terminator Salvation. The project has been the subject of much will-he-or-won’t-he debate regarding Schwarzenegger’s involvement, but now that the star has been confirmed (and is moving full-steam ahead with his film career once more), when can fans finally expect to see him back in his most iconic role?

According to Metro UK, Schwarzenegger has clarified exactly where Terminator 5 and some of his other upcoming sequels stand. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re writing [Terminator 5] now. There are three projects being written that involve me. One is Terminator 5, the other is a Conan movie that Universal is doing and there’s the sequel to Twins, which is called Triplets. We’ll all look quite different in that. The third triplet is Eddie Murphy, so figure that one out.”

The “Conan movie” in question is, of course, The Legend of Conan, which will reportedly act as a direct sequel to the original Conan the Barbarian, ignoring its sequel and the failed 2011 franchise reboot starring Jason Momoa. The initial Schwarzenegger film ended with a flash-forward teasing an upcoming story about Conan as king, a “story [that would] also be told.”

Old Conan in Legend of Conan Schwarzenegger Provides Terminator 5, Legend of Conan & Triplets Updates

The Terminator and Conan follow-ups make a lot of sense, given the affection fans still have for those franchises (and the studios’ hopes to keep them alive and relevant). However, Triplets seems a bit riskier. Twins is still regarded as one of Schwarzenegger’s few financially successful forays into comedy, but it’s also not exactly a sequel anyone was asking for. This doesn’t mean that Triplets can’t be successful – it is simply going to be the toughest one to sell to modern audiences. Book of Mormon stars Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon are writing the film.

For those looking forward to Schwarzenegger sequels, the fact that scripts are being written for the three films is encouraging, though it provides little indication when any finished films will be released. Last we heard, The Legend of Conan was hoping to start filming this year (which is fast becoming a long shot, given the actor’s schedule), and Terminator 5 was being written by screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. Director Justin Lin previously turned down the project in favor of current blockbuster Fast & Furious 6, but he has since turned down the opportunity to direct Fast & Furious 7. Perhaps now he can find a way to fit Terminator 5 into his schedule.

Which of the upcoming Schwarzenegger sequels are you most looking forward to, Screen Rant readers, and what other roles (if any) should the star revisit next? Let us know in the comments.


Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on Terminator 5, The Legend of Conan and Triplets as the films work their way to production.

Source: Metro UK

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  1. I don’t believe I want anything with him in it, your prime is over but your still trying hard.

  2. I looked at most of the comments and I did not see this what I’m about to write written so I will state it here.

    The only way King Conan can be successful is if they follow the Robert E. Howard story line of “The Phoenix on the Sword”. This was Conan’s first appearance and one hell of a good story. This was written when Conan was an aging King. Not the young Lion that he was years before. It puts Conan at about the same age as Arnold now. This is why I hope and pray they use this story line and not some other Made up story line. Follow the original. It would not only make alot of Conan Fans very happy but I think sticking to an original would bring newcomers in as well. Hell, look at what they did with Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien was in the same genera as Robert E. Howard . Heck they even collaborated with one another so it would make since to do it this way. Either way I will be there when this film is out.

  3. NONE!!!!of these movies should be made… His time as the Barbarian is long over make another with Jason. A new Terminator movie would be cool but continue with the Christian Bale story… Twins? really? really? that move sucked the first time an sequel to that will be crap twice baked.

  4. I want to see a Conan sequel just as long as it follows R.E. Howard’s work.

  5. Please everyone stop referring to the Jason Mamoa Conan movie as a “failure” it was a kick ass flick, despite not being a huge seller. I believe it’s very underrated and unfairly judged.

    Regressing to Arnold as Conan is a horribly ridiculous move.

    • I agree I loved the movie I really do wish they would make another with momma

  6. He should be another predator film as apose to triplets , 1 its a established frachisce ( it should make at least 200 million with 3D , the last made around 130 no 3D ) and 2 predator sells like hot cakes on home and digital sale , Fox are already releaseing a 3ed remasters version on blu ray already and its been release in 3D this year , they would not spend hundreds of thousa
    nds converting unless the property was not solid gold , thank arnod thank thats what the fans what , its a wise choise and its only a few months