Do we need more Terminator movies? What a silly question, you can never have too many Terminator movies. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paramount Pictures (the franchise’s new home) obviously share this sentiment, as the actor confirmed just yesterday that he has indeed signed on to do the fifth installment. "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in 'Terminator 5' and to star as the Terminator," he said for fansite thearnoldfans.com. “We start shooting in January and I'm also going to do 'King Conan’. To play that role and also to do another 'Twins' movie. I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I'm looking forward to doing those films."
In the same interview Schwarzenegger also confirmed that he will not be playing a human character in T5 – thank goodness for that. This staff writer, for one, much prefers Arnie as the cold, calculating and indestructible cyborg he was born to play. Yes, ok, there might be the teeny tiny chance that the franchise has exhausted its potential, that the visibly older actor won’t be as believable playing T1 anymore, that the two previous sequels have completely exhausted any and all potential this franchise ever had and that the whole endeavor would have been best left to die in the 90s. To which we say Lies And Slander.
Bring on the post-Apocalyptic destruction machines and overly CGI-ed Arnold Schwartzenegger. Another! So fans of the former Governator should consider themselves very lucky – not only will we get to witness him do his thing in three upcoming movies, but he will also be reprising two of - if not the - his most iconic characters he’s done. Finally, we can all rest easy on the knowledge that Schwarzenegger was, is and forever will be the Terminator. He did say he would be back, didn’t he?