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Rumor: Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Play A Baddie In James Cameron's 'Avatar 2'

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 17, 2013 9:02 AM
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Update: According to Variety, a spokesman for Fox has stated that there is "no truth" to the Arnie/"Avatar 2" rumors. That was fun while it lasted.

Across three films—"The Terminator," "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" and "True Lies"—Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron have made some iconic blockbusters and also a helluva lot of money. Moreover, they've become friends as well, with Schwarzenegger honoring the director at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival a few years back, and even joining Cameron deep in the jungles of the Amazon when he was working on a documentary about tribes in the region. And now, could they now be looking to re-team back on a film set?

According to Latino Review, the answer is yes, as they report that Arnold Schwarzenegger will play "a bad guy human general" in "Avatar 2." Well, that's a twist we didn't see coming, and we suppose we could see it happening, even though we'd imagine scheduling might be a concern given that Arnie is due in "The Terminator" reboot for summer 2015. That said, there is still no solid release date for "Avatar 2," with 2015 being the earliest it'll arrive, so we suppose it could all work out.

But mostly, it'll bring a bit of chatter to the movie, marking the first time Arnie and Cameron have worked together on a film set in two decades. And with the Governator already on the downward slope to 70 years old, he shows no signs of stopping, and we suppose a bad guy turn in a mega-sequel is sort of interesting, even if we can barely muster enthusiasm for an "Avatar" sequel in general. So, consider it a possibility for now as Cameron continues to take his time developing his franchise follow-up.

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  • Tom Arnold | September 20, 2013 4:23 PMReply

    You know who else is in Avatar 2? Me, Tom Arnold, that's who. Except this time I'm playing it straight, folks. That's right, no Mister Funny-Guy. I'm even hitting the gym for this one.

  • JC | September 17, 2013 12:00 PMReply

    It's quite possible that the sequels will be much better than the original because Cameron doesn't have to play it safe anymore. Avatar pt.I had to be simple pocahontas-in-space -story because it was expensive and the audiences weren't familar with the franchise. After it became a monster hit, Cameron can get away with darker and more complex script because there's already a huge fanbase.

  • Chad | September 17, 2013 11:05 AMReply

    Speak for yourself James Cameron is the king of sequels with T2 and aliens under his belt, he practically made the sequel a force worth reckoning with. Avatar 2 is gonna be sick and everyone is going to see it!

  • Wrath of Colin | September 17, 2013 1:13 PM

    I won't, I thought the original was crap. But Aliens and T2 were classics.

  • Mark | September 17, 2013 10:56 AMReply

    'even if we can barely muster enthusiasm for an "Avatar" sequel in general'

    Never mind, you've got JJ Abrams' Episode VII to look forward to instead.

  • Chad | September 17, 2013 11:07 AM

    Don't you mean Disney's episode VII? Not saying its going to be bad but JJ will have little to do with a flick being produced by Disney.

  • Gordon | September 17, 2013 9:16 AMReply

    Latino Review makes shit up all the time, guys. You should know better than to parrot their crap.

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