Schwarzenegger Confirms ‘Terminator 5′ Start Date; Will Return ‘As the Terminator’

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terminator 5 schwarzenegger start date Schwarzenegger Confirms Terminator 5 Start Date; Will Return As the Terminator

We learned yesterday that Terminator 5 (not the official title) is gearing up to begin filming in early 2014, with Paramount handling the theatrical release. Shortly thereafter, the sci-fi franchise’s longtime star Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that planned start date for production.

Arnold has been in attendance at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit in Australia, where he provided the aforementioned update on a fifth Terminator movie. However, what’s really bound to get fans talking is what the musclebound sexagenarian had to say about his role in the film.

Here is the direct quote from Schwarzenegger, according to The Arnold Fans:

“… In fact, I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which we start shooting in January [2014] and I’m also going to do King Conan – to play that role and also to do another Twins movie. So I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I’m looking forward to doing those films.”

It’s been previously confirmed that Schwarzenegger will play age-appropriate versions of Conan the Barbarian and Julius Benedict in The Legend of Conan and Triplets (the films he is referring to in the above quote). The general expectation has been that he could portray the human model for the T-800 in Terminator 5, and/or some equally-important player connected to the human resistance against Skynet. Is that not the case after all?

arnold schwarzenegger terminator 5 Schwarzenegger Confirms Terminator 5 Start Date; Will Return As the Terminator

Many Arnold fans have proven receptive to him settling into old(er) age with his roles in The Last Stand and the upcoming Escape Plan (where he appears with silver hair), but will they suspend belief if he steps back into the Terminator role? There have been significant advances in practical/digital technology used to “de-age” actors over the years, but the results can still be iffy (see: the CGI de-aging of Elijah Wood and Ian Holm in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey).

It’s possible that the same practical effects that were used to create the T-800’s “organic structure” (read more about that here) in Terminator Salvation will be reused, in order to help make Schwarzenegger more convincing while playing a robot in Terminator 5. Or, as some of our readers have suggested, maybe he’ll portray an aged T-800, based on the idea that the machine’s bio-exoskeleton can grow old (if you’re willing to go for that).

Then again, maybe what Arnold really meant is that he is playing the “Terminator” – as in, the human who inspired the machine… ?


Could Schwarzenegger work playing the T-800 in Terminator 5? Let us know your thoughts on the subject, as we continue to keep you posted on the situation.

Source: The Arnold Fans

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  1. He damn sure can!

  2. The move needs Schwarzenegger he is the Terminator no 1 can be the man

  3. Well.. from what I hear.. at first.. back in 2010.. cameron wanted nothing to do with the rights.. he finished what he started with t 1 and T 2. But then through ALOT of financial stuff and trades back and forth etc.. in 2013 the rights were given back to cameron. Now ive read this on ONE site. Basically.. It will be a continuation of salvation.. but with new characters, James cameron is WRITING it. But that guy who directed THOR the dark world is directing.. which is fine to me. And if james is involved that would be great for 2 reasons. He is an amazing writer, he CREATED terminator, and the other reason being, he did AVATAR. He made sigourney weaver a hot alien that looked life-like. Imagine those (heavilly updated now) technologies on arny? He could go through the whole movie acting .. getting his mannerisms.. into a PERFECTLY cgied version of a young buff arny. Remember.. james cameron goes with the best. thats why avatar grossed the most money out of ANY MOVIE to date. So i trust this 😀

  4. Actually, Arnold is playing an old man who kills the terminators. He has no guns, his mossles are atrophied and he has only a few weeks left to live. The only weapon he possesses is his ability to sh*t out and throw extremely hard turds that stink so bad, that they cause the processors of the robots to fry. He gets sent back in time to nuke the town that the creator of skynet lives in, but he finds and drinks an entire one gallon jug of prune juice and is rendered absolutely powerless to defeat the terminator sent back to kill him. The final scene is that of Arnold lying on the ground dead with the reflection of the robot shown in the puddle of Arnolds green apple splats. Anti-climatic? I know.

    Now, i’m willing to bet someone visualized that whole scenario.