Schwarzenegger reveals Terminator Salvation role
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking about his appearance in Terminator Salvation, or rather his lack of appearance, or perhaps the attempt to make him appear in the film, or something like that.
He's basically confirming what McG has been telling us already, that the role isn't set in stone and that they are working hard to see if they can fit him in, but not as a fully fledged cameo.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has already talked about his role in Terminator Salvation but has been rather cryptic, it's McG told us that Industrial Light and Magic were working hard on trying to get the old Arnie face back into the film, and that would mean having him slapped onto the face of a Terminator to show the origins of the old character.
"I don't want today's Arnold Schwarzenegger...I want the idealized, Griffith Park, Bill Paxton, tire-track-on-the-face archetype and we'll see what we can do about that."
Were his exact words in the article in February, so it does make me wonder why they are bothering with Schwarzenegger and not just trying to pull the images from the old films, use clever CGI and flatten them onto the face of a robot. It seems a ton of extra work to get his face today and then work it back to the face it was.
Perhaps they've got some clever way of doing it and it needs his bone structure or something, or perhaps they want him back for a quick cameo to be the man whose face is used by SkyNet for the Terminators, who knows right now.
"I made it very clear that I don't have the time to do the movie...I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now."
His intentions were made very clear though, he's positioning himself for the future.
"I think it's cool to continue on with the franchise ... in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting after I'm through here"
I don't really care what his intentions are, I just want to see him in the film somewhere make a cool connection to the future, because let's face it his role is still to come as they've just created his model of Terminators - that's going to be the real challenge, fitting him in for the next Terminator, or the one after that.