Arnold Talks Terminator Salvation & The Expendables

The folks over at The Arnold Fans were in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for The Arnold Classic and two of them were lucky enough to be chosen by Arnold Schwarzenegger to ask questions.

Lucky for us moviegoers, both of them asked questions centered on his involvement in Terminator Salvation and Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables as well as what he’d do career-wise after being Governor.

First he responded by hinting that he’d run for President if the constitution were different then he talked about the state of California before eventually touching again on the two movies in question.

I’ve cut out just what he says about the movies for you:

I have seen the movie, but I have not seen it as a finished product yet. I have not seen it yet with the Terminator special effects and some of the sound and the music is not in there yet and so on. So I really cannot comment on it, what the movie will be like as a finished product. There's a rule that you never talk about a movie unless you have seen the finished product. But you know as I said to the director when they began that I wish them the best of luck, that I'm happy that they move forward with the franchise, I am very happy with where I am with my profession as the governor and they should try to find a way of doing a story that does not include me at all, not even one single shot in it. I don't believe in that. To kind of have them go out and promote the movie and say you know Arnold is in the movie and everyone thinks that I'm the Terminator and in fact you only see one second of me in there and so I don't think thats the right thing to do. And you know that's the danger of that, and that's why I feel reluctant to be part of the movie in the first place. So it doesn't get promoted that way.

[talking about Stallone]So I... naturally when he asked me if I would do a cameo, which will just be something quick, like I walk out of a hotel or out of a office building and he will walk up and we will bump into each other and there will be some mumbling and then we will walk off (crowd laughs). So it will be something very simple, that will be again, just a cameo, so that's what we're going to do. I promised him I'd do that and I'm looking forward to that. Ok? Good.

I don’t like how he completely dodged giving an opinion on the movie. He could have at least said it’s looking good so far or say something positive.

As for the cameos, he seems to have no problem making a cameo in The Expendables then uses reason to say why he may not for Terminator Salvation. We all know you’re not the main character in the new Terminator movies, Arnold – there will be no misconceptions or wrongful promotion about that.

What I think he’s doing is leaving it to be a surprise when he does show up in the movie with his face CGI-inserted onto someone else’s body for a T-800 unit. I can’t give any reasonable explanation why he would not take advantage of that opportunity if he’s willing to for The Expendables.

What do you think?

Terminator Salvation opens May 21, 2009 and filming begins on The Expendables March 25th - It’s expected to hit theaters in 2010.

Source: The Arnold Fans

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