It’s no surprise that Arnold Schwarzenegger would hold off on making his return to acting when news of his extramarital affair was revealed. Even though he had been rumored for a few projects, the one that many were wondering about was of course, the Terminator franchise.
Today, Screen Rant reports that Terminator 5, as it is currently being called on IMDB, looks like it will move forward into production with or without the former governor of California. As previously reported, the rights for two more Terminator films have been given to Megan Ellison and her production company, Annapurna Films.
What’s Playing is reporting that Arnold’s role would have been “fairly substantial” to the film, but the main story could be led by a younger actor. One of the names flying around is Paul Walker. That’s kind of a strange pick, but it’s not surprising since the attached director is Fast Five’s Justin Lin. Rumor has it there’s a possibility Lin might also figure out a way to feature Vin Diesel in the film.
According to Screen Rant, there’s nothing set in stone as to what will happen in the film, whether it tells a story post-Judgment Day like Salvation, or breaks the original timeline to tell another story like The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Hopefully it won’t be long before we hear more.