Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently returned to the silver screen from hiatus while being the governor of California, and he is not wasting any time on getting back behind the screen. Arnold Schwarzenegger is rumored to star in new Twins, Conan and Terminator sequels. We have already seen Arnold return in small parts like in the 2010 film The Expendables 2, which he is again set to reprise the role for The Expendables 3 coming out later this year. Arnold recently starred in the 2013 film The Last Stand, where he played a small town sheriff taking on a Mexican cartel. Arnold also recently co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the 2013 film Escape Plan, where they played convicts in a maximum-security prison that help each other out in escaping prison, thus the well deserved title of the film. Recently released on March 28, Arnold’s latest action film, Sabotage, hit theaters. The film is directed by David Ayer and stars Arnold alongside a great cast including Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Lost fan favorite Josh Holloway.
But the real rise in interest to Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the big screen are the rumors going around of possibly making sequels to some of Arnold’s best classic films that made us all love the musclebound star. Some of those rumors have already turned out to be fact, below are the three sequels most buzzed about which are Twins, Conan and The Terminator.
3.) Terminator: Genesis (2015)
Besides the rumors of Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in new Twins and Conan sequels, Arnold is already set to star in the new Terminator film that will begin shooting soon and is set to be out on July 2015. The new film is not quite a reboot yet also not a direct sequel. The former governor will once again play the titular role, although this time there might be a twist as rumors of alter-dimensional time traveling has been buzzing around that could change the events that have occurred in the past films. Emilia Clarke from HBO’s Game of Thrones will be playing Sarah Conner, Jason Clarke will play Kyle Reese and Jai Courtney is set to play John Connor. Alan Taylor, who most recently helmed Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World last year, will direct the new film. Excitement is high for this new installment as it brings back Arnold as the original Terminator, who last we saw was in the least disliked film of the franchise, the 2003 film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
2.) Twins 2: AKA Triplets (Date TBA)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in a remake to his 1988 comedy co-starring Danny DeVito, Twins. So far this is still in very early stages of development, but the new take on the film will be that Eddie Murphy will be a long-lost brother to Arnold and Danny DeVito’s characters from the original film. While the premise of Eddie Murphy being their brother seems funky, remember that we already accepted a film where five-foot Danny DeVito was supposed to be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biological twin, so this new take is not much of a stretch. The idea of seeing these three Hollywood icons together on the big screen would be something quite special to experience.
1.) Conan (Date TBA)
Since the new Terminator sequel is already a known reality, this rumor is the one most are excited for, a true sequel to the original Conan films from the 80’s with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not only is it rumored that Arnold will be in the new film, but it will not be as a cameo or other any other type of small part, and it will not be a reboot. Arnold will reprise his original role of Conan and the film will take place 30 years later, where Conan is now King. Conan the Barbarian and its sequel Conan the Destroyer were classic 80’s action cinema, an era dominated by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let’s all hope that this new sequel will be even grander in scale than its predecessors.
We can all look forward to seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in new Twins, Conan and Terminator sequels. What all this really goes to show is that Arnold truly is a man of his word. For when the man says he’ll be back, he most certainly means it.
Opinion by Miguel A. Tamayo