Action man-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has given Terminator fans the hope that he could return for a fourth film - if it's shot in his adopted state.
The Austrian-born superstar isn't involved in Terminator 4, which will star Pathfinder actress Moon Bloodgood and Christian Bale, but he insists he hasn't ruled out a return to the franchise.
He says, "I've never had a dialogue with anyone about it. But if they shoot the movie in California, I would (be a part of it), yes."
Charlie's Angels filmmaker McG will direct the fourth Terminator, in which Bloodgood will play the female lead, a survivor of a nuclear holocaust that featured at the end of Terminator 3: Rise of the MAChines.
The fourth installment will be called Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.
The movie is scheduled to begin principal photography next month (May08).
This news scuppers internet reports from last week (ends18Apr08), which suggested Terminator 4 had been terminated over production issues.
That rumour suggested Josh Brolin would take Schwarzenegger's place as a futuristic cyborg.