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Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down The Predator. Arnold spoke last year about meeting with Shane Black to discuss the film but we never heard much after that. In a new interview with YahooMovies about a variety of topics, Arnold was inevitably asked whether or not he would be appearing in Shane Black’s The Predator.

“They asked me, and I read it, and I didn’t like it — whatever they offered. So I’m not going to do that, no. Except if there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won’t do that.”

 Arnold Schwarzenegger Turned Down The Predator

Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down The Predator according to a new interview with YahooMovies.

From the comment “more significant role“, it sounds like Dutch’s involvement would have been on the minimal side. From what information Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has been able to obtain from the supposed leaked script, Dutch appeared at the very end of the script for a very short cameo with a few lines that sets up a sequel.

Thanks to The Wolverine Predator for the news. Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Predator fans on our forums!

Update #1 – Shane Black responded to our very own ThePredatorUK on Twitter regarding the news, saying that: “I spoke with him, I think it was that he didn’t have enough to do. Enough presence in the film.”



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  1. Russ
    There's loads of different ways to include him for sure: I always liked the "Ripley" idea where tells the team who are sent to deal with it that they have "no idea what you dealing with here."

    But he was pretty unequivocal: he wants a big role or no role - which is a shame as you'd have thought he'd be up for a bit of fan-service. But I think we can all agree - as awesome as it would be - he doesn't need this movie. Indeed, he doesn't need any movie, only those that he chooses to do.
  2. Original Predator
    What kind of role was he supposed to have that gets bigger in sequels? Nothing but some sort of tactical adviser comes to mind.

    That's what I was wondering once I found that out too.

    He's not getting any younger.  So you'd think it would be a now or never thing.  Do the whole-lead-A-team bit now, and fill in the back story at the beginning of the movie.  But for Arnold to show up with 5 mins left...(he'd be 71 by the time the scene happens via the release next year), add 2-4 years for the next Pred movie that he's sposed to be in....and he's now 72-75...yikes.

    If anything, have him in the beginning of the movie....to "retire" and transition his team to a new leader (Holbrook) vs. the original plan...(Have some sort of scene where him and his team are at some retirement "party" so to speak...after a mission...etc...then maybe he shows up in the last 5 mins of the movie....for a final death blow, or to "help" with the final "death blow.."... drop a last line...then be done).
  3. overthere
    We'd all love to see Dutch. Shane Black would love to use Dutch. But I don't fault Black for not writing the movie around Arnold who is what, in his 70s? This is a new start for the franchise and needs new leads. Arnold was supposed to have a plum role going forward should the film succeed. If he chooses to be a part of it I'll be thrilled and I know Shane Black would be as well.

    What kind of role was he supposed to have that gets bigger in sequels? Nothing but some sort of tactical adviser comes to mind.
  4. The Saint
    We'd all love to see Dutch. Shane Black would love to use Dutch. But I don't fault Black for not writing the movie around Arnold who is what, in his 70s? This is a new start for the franchise and needs new leads. Arnold was supposed to have a plum role going forward should the film succeed. If he chooses to be a part of it I'll be thrilled and I know Shane Black would be as well.
    Highly Seconded!!
  5. SpeedyMaxx
    We'd all love to see Dutch. Shane Black would love to use Dutch. But I don't fault Black for not writing the movie around Arnold who is what, in his 70s? This is a new start for the franchise and needs new leads. Arnold was supposed to have a plum role going forward should the film succeed. If he chooses to be a part of it I'll be thrilled and I know Shane Black would be as well.
  6. Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
    All I'm saying is that Arnold turned down Pred 2 to do Total Recall.  This was a "Dutch" story to begin with.  Not a Predator story...Not what it's morphed into today. 

    People to this day (as some posts on this board show) wanted a "Dutch" sequel or story line at least for another movie or two.  There is nothing "wrong" with that.  For as much as I wanted that too...I understand the reality of the situation now too much time has passed, the window is likely closed...to tell that story (unless you really wanted to dig deep and fill in the gaps, which Black and Fox don't seem to want to do...which is fine).  Which is the "struggle" for the fans that wanted the "Dutch story"...the reality is we still want it.  We love the Predator, the creature that he is...think he's awesome etc...the fans that want the Dutch-story, don't disregard the Predator...so the "struggle" is moving on...seeing this creature, this could have been story...this big missing peice in the franchise...never coming to be...and "us" having to jump on board with the direction this thing is now going. 

    Keep in mind Alien had worn out the Ripley story...so those fans are allowed to say "okay let's do whatever now".  New Universe, new story, this that..."we're good on the Ripley stuff...we got that thing A-Z...we can move on and out..."

    Dutch-Predator fans...never got to do that.  And it's left a sour taste in our mouth to this day.

    And there is nothing "wrong" with that.
    That is a post i can agree with. Glad you posted this. I've always wanted to see Dutch comeback and now is probably the last chance to get it before Arnold retires from acting.

    Please get Arnold!
  7. Stealth_Hunter
    Nothing "dramatic"... about "the struggle" (lol, it does sound funny) just saying there is a reason there is a "catch" when it comes to fully embracing the current state and near future of Predator.
    Ah I see what you mean. The feelings are justified but I don't think all actions (of some here) fueled by those feelings are. Comments like "Shane doesn't care what fans want," "Shame on Black," "cheerleading brings nothing but crap to the table," and "Predators flopped because Arnold wasn't in it" are just ignorant for reasons already explained.

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    Black is not accountable to me or any particular fan...I'm not ignorant enough to think that.  I'm also fully aware of what Fox wants, which will drive what Black does...

    You don't think Black will be making the film he wants to make?

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    It seems to be a theme tho, that if those in the "Dutch-Pred" camp, don't fully say "awesome!" and run around like a kid in a candy store to this new Pred movie, that they are somehow flawed or "wrong" etc...

    Arguments are thought out, explained, and discussed here. If you say people are "somehow" wrong it's probably because certain arguments make more sense than others. I don't think anyone is ever just deemed wrong and it's left at that. But if you're asking me to not call people's logic flawed, you'll have to be more specific on which arguments those are. I really don't see any "kids in candy stores" who think this will be a guaranteed hit, though. Just people who are optimistic and others who can't see a behind the scenes set photo without calling a kid "smug" and "pathetic."

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    Believe it or not I'm pro "Dutch-Pred" but will support Black, his movie, and root for the characters he's chosen.

    I'm a pro "Dutch-Pred" guy too in that I like Dutch and wish we had sequels with him. But what good does it do to dwell on what could have been in 1990 when it's 2017 right now?
  8. Original Predator
    Nothing "dramatic"... about "the struggle" (lol, it does sound funny) just saying there is a reason there is a "catch" when it comes to fully embracing the current state and near future of Predator.  Black is not accountable to me or any particular fan...I'm not ignorant enough to think that.  I'm also fully aware of what Fox wants, which will drive what Black does...

    It seems to be a theme tho, that if those in the "Dutch-Pred" camp, don't fully say "awesome!" and run around like a kid in a candy store to this new Pred movie, that they are somehow flawed or "wrong" etc...

    Which is not the case.  Believe it or not I'm pro "Dutch-Pred" but will support Black, his movie, and root for the characters he's chosen.

  9. Stealth_Hunter
    I didn't say Predator was about the creature. I said in my post ACCORDING TO YOU.

    I actually didn't say that, that was Hudafuk. But you used that logic as a basis for your argument. If you don't believe in it, then you don't believe in the argument. So we would be in agreement there.

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    Say what you will about A3 and A4 but they still brought in tons of money. More than P2 and P3.

    Low points in the franchise can't be fixed by the extra money studio execs made. And I'm not arguing what should have happened in 1990, I'm arguing what should happen now. Arnold doesn't boost box office results now.

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    And at least Alien had Aliens. Predator never had its Aliens.

    Agreed. And now Alien has Prometheus and Covenant. Movies that didn't need Ripley and introduced new characters and new storylines. It is a good call.

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    Big mistake to not follow Dutch back in the early '90s.
    Agreed. But we can only move forward now.
  10. BishopShouldGo
    I didn't say Predator was about the creature. I said in my post ACCORDING TO YOU.

    Say what you will about A3 and A4 but they still brought in tons of money. More than P2 and P3.

    And at least Alien had Aliens. Predator never had its Aliens.

    Big mistake to not follow Dutch back in the early '90s.
  11. Stealth_Hunter
    People to this day (as some posts on this board show) wanted a "Dutch" sequel or story line at least for another movie or two.  There is nothing "wrong" with that.
    Agreed.

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    For as much as I wanted that too...I understand the reality of the situation now too much time has passed, the window is likely closed...to tell that story (unless you really wanted to dig deep and fill in the gaps, which Black and Fox don't seem to want to do...which is fine).
    I wish everyone had this perspective. But the thread displays more of a "they don't care about what 'most fans' want" argument; a notion I find invalid.
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    Which is the "struggle" for the fans that wanted the "Dutch story"...the reality is we still want it.  We love the Predator, the creature that he is...think he's awesome etc...the fans that want the Dutch-story, don't disregard the Predator...so the "struggle" is moving on...seeing this creature, this could have been story...this big missing peice in the franchise...never coming to be...and "us" having to jump on board with the direction this thing is now going.

    Sounds like a dramatic "struggle" of not getting what one wants which becomes petulant by holding today's filmmaker accountable for what didn't happen in 1990.

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    Keep in mind Alien had worn out the Ripley story...so those fans are allowed to say "okay let's do whatever now".  New Universe, new story, this that..."we're good on the Ripley stuff...we got that thing A-Z...we can move on and out..."

    Dutch-Predator fans...never got to do that. And it's left a sour taste in our mouth to this day.

    And there is nothing "wrong" with that.
    Yeah there's nothing inherently wrong with being upset and struggling to face the reality of where the franchise is. I don't think that is the debate. I see something wrong with using baseless claims to say why the decisions being made today aren't proper, especially since fans don't all want Arnold in a central role.

    You can have both.
    It comes at a high cost in 2017, unfortunately. Arnold isn't the same in the eyes of audiences.

    Because people like going on journeys with characters. Whether it's Ellen Ripley, Indiana Jones, Roland Deschain, the Fast and Furious gang, or Harry Potter, myself and others like investing in characters.
    Agreed, that's why I'm looking forward to the new characters Shane is bringing to life.

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    According to you, Alien was about the character, Predator was about the creature. Look at where that got each franchise.
    Though I disagree with you about Predator not being about characters, I don't think the success/failure of its franchise all came down to that one aspect. There's budgets, writing, directing, competition, star power, etc. Plus it's debatable whether following Ripleys journey was even a good thing at all. I found Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection to leave the franchise in a terrible state.


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    Tell me which one was more successful.
    The one that introduced new characters, new storylines and new ideas?
  12. BishopShouldGo
    Because people like going on journeys with characters. Whether it's Ellen Ripley, Indiana Jones, Roland Deschain, the Fast and Furious gang, or Harry Potter, myself and others like investing in characters. According to you, Alien was about the character, Predator was about the creature. Look at where that got each franchise. Tell me which one was more successful.

    Another Arnie franchise... yes because there are tons of those.
  13. Original Predator
    All I'm saying is that Arnold turned down Pred 2 to do Total Recall.  This was a "Dutch" story to begin with.  Not a Predator story...Not what it's morphed into today. 

    People to this day (as some posts on this board show) wanted a "Dutch" sequel or story line at least for another movie or two.  There is nothing "wrong" with that.  For as much as I wanted that too...I understand the reality of the situation now too much time has passed, the window is likely closed...to tell that story (unless you really wanted to dig deep and fill in the gaps, which Black and Fox don't seem to want to do...which is fine).  Which is the "struggle" for the fans that wanted the "Dutch story"...the reality is we still want it.  We love the Predator, the creature that he is...think he's awesome etc...the fans that want the Dutch-story, don't disregard the Predator...so the "struggle" is moving on...seeing this creature, this could have been story...this big missing peice in the franchise...never coming to be...and "us" having to jump on board with the direction this thing is now going. 

    Keep in mind Alien had worn out the Ripley story...so those fans are allowed to say "okay let's do whatever now".  New Universe, new story, this that..."we're good on the Ripley stuff...we got that thing A-Z...we can move on and out..."

    Dutch-Predator fans...never got to do that.  And it's left a sour taste in our mouth to this day.

    And there is nothing "wrong" with that.

  14. BishopShouldGo
    Would've been wildly more successful.

    Once again you're totally ignoring the fact Arnie's last few starring roles have hardly set the box office on fire.

    Obviously I mean around the time Predator 2 actually came out. Obviously I don't mean a hypothetical Arnie Predator 2 or 3 being released in 2016 or 2017. Which would probably still do well because it's a franchise like Terminator.
  15. Stealth_Hunter
    Oy, he's not saying that. But it should've been. Would've been wildly more successful.
    I'd agree if Arnold was at least 20 years younger and his last few movies weren't terrible or weak at the box office. But now just makes little sense for them to put all their eggs in the nostalgia basket by forcing the story to be centered on him.

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    I don't want to root for a damn creature, I want to root for the humans.
    I agree with you there. Maybe we will like the new characters in The Predator.
  16. Original Predator

    So, Predator 2 is a pretty good movie and has no Arnold... but at the same time Predator without Arnold ist shit... make up your mind dude.

    Predator doesn't need Arnold, the movies aren't his story and have never been one connected arc anyway, so it really doesn't matter.

    I agree that the cameo at the end would have been lame, so in my book, not having Arnold in the movie at all is the better way to go... i love Arnold, but people don't give a shit about his movies anymore, the last two went straight to DVD and that should teel you something... it's 2017.

    Either it bombs or it makes money, Arnold wouldn't have changed anything about it.

    I think there are two schools of thought when it comes to the Predator in general.

    Side A- Predator is the character, Predator is what the movie should be about, their world, their universe, they get the screen time etc...
    Side B- The human characters are the lead(s).  The story, the mystery, the slow burn of revealing Predator etc... is what it's about.  Arnold and Danny Glover both I think were strong characters, that you rooted for, related too etc...

    I've said in this forum before.  Now it's about rooting for the Predators, them being the main (lead) character etc...

    I think Alien franchise did a good job of making it Ripley's story, vs. the Alien story.  I always think that's a better formula.  When you are making a monster/creature franchise, I'm in the group that prefers  humans being the central character vs. the creature.

    Now the whole Dutch thing, 30 years later, we've obviously lost out on some good years worth of story...but, nevertheless it would help fill a void in the franchise.  my opinion.
  17. Johnny Handsome

    How can they determine what people think worldwide?
    Predator 2, while pretty good... Predator without Arnold is wrong.
    So, Predator 2 is a pretty good movie and has no Arnold... but at the same time Predator without Arnold ist shit... make up your mind dude.

    Predator doesn't need Arnold, the movies aren't his story and have never been one connected arc anyway, so it really doesn't matter.

    I agree that the cameo at the end would have been lame, so in my book, not having Arnold in the movie at all is the better way to go... i love Arnold, but people don't give a shit about his movies anymore, the last two went straight to DVD and that should teel you something... it's 2017.

    Either it bombs or it makes money, Arnold wouldn't have changed anything about it.
  18. Stealth_Hunter
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    Not all people voted or are on this site i didnt vote and i'd want Arnold in it (central role)

    It's a large sample of a population that comes to this site solely because they are fans of the franchise. Such a large sample of Predator fans that an accurate assessment can be made, and its results don't support your claim. How do you know your claim is true, anyways?

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    Predator 2, while pretty good, flopped because Arnold was missing and Predators was a joke, Arnold was missing too. That should tell you something. Predator without Arnold is wrong.

    Your opinion of P2 and Predators aside, it all just tells me that Arnold in his prime was popular. His recent outings tell me he doesn't guarantee success in quality or box office. Quite the opposite, actually.
  19. Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
    I also believe alot of people wanted to see him play Dutch again, and not in just some small cameo appearance at the end. Obviously the producers and the writers of this movie are totally out of touch with the fanbase or just straight up ignore them. Either way, it´s their loss in the end.
    This is exactly what i and most fans think. They dont care what fans want.
    My thoughts as well, they just don't get it or simply just don't care.


    Not true at all, guys. According to the poll here, 51% of us voted that he should be given a cameo appearance whereas only 35% said he should be given a central role. Over 6,800 fans voted.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/polls/
    Not all people voted or are on this site i didnt vote and i'd want Arnold in it (central role)

    The fans want Arnold give it to us.

    How can they determine what people think worldwide?
    Predator 2, while pretty good, flopped because Arnold was missing and Predators was a joke, Arnold was missing too. That should tell you something. Predator without Arnold is wrong.
  20. Predator_Spirit
    I also believe alot of people wanted to see him play Dutch again, and not in just some small cameo appearance at the end. Obviously the producers and the writers of this movie are totally out of touch with the fanbase or just straight up ignore them. Either way, it´s their loss in the end.
    This is exactly what i and most fans think. They dont care what fans want.
    My thoughts as well, they just don't get it or simply just don't care.


    Not true at all, guys. According to the poll here, 51% of us voted that he should be given a cameo appearance whereas only 35% said he should be given a central role. Over 6,800 fans voted.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/polls/

    They don't care about one particular website but about the comments on the internet worldwide.
  21. Stealth_Hunter
    I also believe alot of people wanted to see him play Dutch again, and not in just some small cameo appearance at the end. Obviously the producers and the writers of this movie are totally out of touch with the fanbase or just straight up ignore them. Either way, it´s their loss in the end.
    This is exactly what i and most fans think. They dont care what fans want.
    My thoughts as well, they just don't get it or simply just don't care.


    Not true at all, guys. According to the poll here, 51% of us voted that he should be given a cameo appearance whereas only 35% said he should be given a central role. Over 6,800 fans voted.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/polls/
  22. OWLF
    I also believe alot of people wanted to see him play Dutch again, and not in just some small cameo appearance at the end. Obviously the producers and the writers of this movie are totally out of touch with the fanbase or just straight up ignore them. Either way, it´s their loss in the end.
    This is exactly what i and most fans think. They dont care what fans want.
    My thoughts as well, they just don't get it or simply just don't care.
  23. DavidCollins
    Ushella,  The type of role i wanna see Arnold plays if he's in The Predator? Yeah pretty much like what you just described. Back in 87 he managed to off a predator and got away to tell the story. He became obsessed with this extraterrestrial hunter and set up his own investigation/research/intelligence small facility. He really knows a lot about this creature, their methods, their tendencies, their skills you name it. He's the guy you want around when it comes to Predator-hunting activities primarily because of his knowledge and insight of the predators. I don't wanna see him take on a predator mano a mano style, he's too old for that shit. He can be the CO who sheds the light on the whole alien encounter thing, enlightening the team on how to dismantle the technologically advanced alien. But of course, things can always go awry, no matter how trained and prepared you think you are, you never know what this cunning alien has in store for you. Long story short, i wanna see Dutch play a CO type of role where he's only responsible for the supervision tasks, not the one who pulls the trigger when shit hits the fan. Leave that to Quinn Mckenna and his team.
  24. Ushella
    Got a question, what do you people want from Arnold in, "The Predator"?
    For me, personally, I can't see him fighting any Preds' as he's out of his prime. I can however see him as some Top Secret strategist tactician guy who gives out info to the elite soldiers who aim to catch/kill Preds. That's about it really. Unless they do a Logan approach
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    Arnie taking a bit part in a Marvel movie makes more sense
    Arnold in a superhero film? Possibly the worst idea ever. Did you forget Batman and Robin killed Arni's career? Arnold should stay away from awful children film like that(marvel)

    Ayeeeeee, Batman & Robin is clearly different to Marvel films.
  25. Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
    I also believe alot of people wanted to see him play Dutch again, and not in just some small cameo appearance at the end. Obviously the producers and the writers of this movie are totally out of touch with the fanbase or just straight up ignore them. Either way, it´s their loss in the end.
    This is exactly what i and most fans think. They dont care what fans want.

    Arnie taking a bit part in a Marvel movie makes more sense
    Arnold in a superhero film? Possibly the worst idea ever. Did you forget Batman and Robin killed Arni's career? Arnold should stay away from awful children film like that(marvel)
  26. echobbase79
    It doesn't, but if they can market it like the event film they want it to be, they'll have no problem yielding similar success. PG-13 rating is immaterial per Fox's other recent R rated successes. Scope and Pitt for WWZ helped eventize it, they'll just have to eventize this movie in the marketing.
    Marketing costs money. Large-scale event picture marketing can run to $100 million on its own. Would be nice if they spent it, but I really, really doubt it.

    I hope they put some big $$$ in the marketing. Considering that they want to reach a bigger audience with this.
  27. SiL
    It doesn't, but if they can market it like the event film they want it to be, they'll have no problem yielding similar success. PG-13 rating is immaterial per Fox's other recent R rated successes. Scope and Pitt for WWZ helped eventize it, they'll just have to eventize this movie in the marketing.
    Marketing costs money. Large-scale event picture marketing can run to $100 million on its own. Would be nice if they spent it, but I really, really doubt it.
  28. BishopShouldGo
    This movie isn't an unknown quantity like The Nice Guys or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but it isn't stratospheric like Iron Man 3. I think AvP:R and Predators have shown the base for these movies no matter what is $130 million. So a good Predator movie for once has serious potential.

    It doesn't, but if they can market it like the event film they want it to be, they'll have no problem yielding similar success. PG-13 rating is immaterial per Fox's other recent R rated successes. Scope and Pitt for WWZ helped eventize it, they'll just have to eventize this movie in the marketing.
  29. SiL
    Nice Guys made $57 million worldwide.
    Double checked and Box Office Mojo only lists the domestic, hence my number. But still, $57's not amazing. And is still his second highest-grossing movie.

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    And no zombie film before World War Z ever did gangbusters.
    No zombie film had a $100 million budget, Brad Pitt, and a PG-13 rating -- three things this film is distinctly lacking.

    And it's not as a movie star, which is what this opportunity is about.
    Right, but what I'm mostly getting at is that I really don't think that's a priority for him any more. He nailed it and moved on. He still loves acting, but he doesn't need to be the greatest star in the world again. He did it already.
  30. SpeedyMaxx
    Between his social media gibes at the President and his aforementioned work on various community projects, he's plenty out here.

    He's out there, but it's intermittent. And it's not as a movie star, which is what this opportunity is about. The big splashy star revival was already tried on Terminator. It didn't work. I think this is worth a shot given the caliber of talent, a studio commitment (the opposite of an iffy production, unlike Predators where they just sent everyone to Rodriguez's yard) and IMO a good script. But that's me.

    I haven't said this movie is going to be a monster hit and I wouldn't say that for a certainty. I think it will do pretty good numbers, but I don't know that it will beat out AC or be some really massive blockbuster. I think it will do enough to greenlight a sequel. Beyond that who knows.
  31. BishopShouldGo
    Nice Guys made $57 million worldwide.

    And no zombie film before World War Z ever did gangbusters. No reason why this Predator film can't be the first. I would not be surprised if this made over $400 million.
  32. SiL
    And I think at this point in his post-Governor film career, Arnold should take the long view of what the cameo can mean for the future.
    It could mean a day wasted on set that never amounts to anything. Yes, that's a pessimistic view. No, it's not an unrealistic one.

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    I wish that were true. I don't think it is anymore. 90% of his current film output (and public life) is not on a lot of people's radar atm.
    Between his social media gibes at the President and his aforementioned work on various community projects, he's plenty out here.
  33. Master
    Maybe not,  yet he's still a legend. He's recognisable to most of this planets population and I'm not even exaggerating. Arnie is a big deal. You want big deal? Give him a big role. He was offered camo twice so far and closest to happening was during AvP production. But he won the election.  I'm glad he's not in it though. Old man Arnie fighting Predator in iffy production... just leave him be.
  34. SpeedyMaxx
    I know. And I think that's a great idea. But because of that, they didn't offer him the chance to work with an action auteur -- they offered him the chance to walk in and say hi. Bit of a difference.

    And I think at this point in his post-Governor film career, Arnold should take the long view of what the cameo can mean for the future.

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    He's Arnold Motherf**king Schwarzenegger, he's always in the public's mind.

    I wish that were true. I don't think it is anymore. 90% of his current film output (and public life) is not on a lot of people's radar atm.
  35. SiL
    Because they're trying to re-introduce a franchise with new leads and new ideas without just leaning on Arnold
    I know. And I think that's a great idea. But because of that, they didn't offer him the chance to work with an action auteur -- they offered him the chance to walk in and say hi. Bit of a difference.

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    No, there isn't. But this puts Arnold back in the public's mind immediately.
    He's Arnold Motherf**king Schwarzenegger, he's always in the public's mind.
  36. SpeedyMaxx
    And if they'd offered that, I'm sure he would've! Instead they offered him a walk-on part for a day's filming to kind of say "hi" at the end of production.

    Because they're trying to re-introduce a franchise with new leads and new ideas without just leaning on Arnold - Genisys proved that didn't work. I think that's a very valid choice.

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    There's no reason they can't still bring him on in the sequel for the role they intended for him.

    No, there isn't. But this puts Arnold back in the public's mind immediately.
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