Back in the 90s, if you said Arnold Schwarzenegger was going to enter politics, you'd be considered a fool, and an unfunny one at that. A decade later he become the Governor of California.
Politics aside, the worst part about about Schwarzenegger's change in career aspirations was that he was taken out of the film industry for a full seven years and we've sincerely missed him during that time. Fortunately for us, and moviegoers around the world, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to make his return to acting!
On his own Twitter account, only an hour ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted the following message:
"Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today."
It's not surprising but it sure is pleasing to hear from Arnold himself, that he's ready to jump back in the action and start looking at scripts officially. We had heard previously that this was the case and we eagerly await news on what projects he attaches himself to.
Could one of his first roles be a bigger part in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 2? Could it be a return to one of his previously established franchises like True Lies 2 should James Cameron find time in his schedule work again with him? Or will we see him in something brand new?
Whatever film Arnold returns with, I hope it's in the action genre. After such a long absence, his return to a starring role would cause an absolute media frenzy and he could sell such a movie easily on his own.
What movies do you want to see Mr. Schwarzenegger make first?
[Update: Universal is reportedly interested in bringing back the Terminator franchise now that Arnold is looking to return to acting]
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