We told you this past January that Arnold Schwarzenegger had officially confirmed his involvement in the upcoming Terminator 5, but it wasn't too clear at the time exactly how he would be involved in the project. Now though, according to Schwarzenegger fansite, TheArnoldFans, we may have our answer—in a new interview, the former governor of California, confirmed a few big tidbits of news:
"In fact, I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star AS the Terminator, which 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. So I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I'm looking forward to doing those films."
OK, there's a lot going on there, so let's sift through this information. Firstly, Schwarzenegger just confirmed that he will definitely be starring as the Terminator in the upcoming Terminator 5, and that should begin shooting in January. However, he's been talking about this project for ages—and as Slashfilm points out, this isn't confirmed by Paramount yet. Even if the studio does end up picking up the film, it has no director, so it's not completely clear if this start date is actually going to stick.
Also, how is anybody going to explain that a the Terminator, a robot, aged significantly?
Moving on: Secondly, he's still attached to Universal's Conan the Barbarian reboot that we told you about last October—but this project also has been in the works for ages now, so there's no telling when that'll happen.
And third, a sequel to his 1988 film with Danny DeVito, Twins, is apparently still happening even though that sounds like it's going to be a horrible idea. Maybe Steven Spielberg was right, maybe Hollywood really is imploding. Because, when a Google search of Triplets results in an article about how this film will star Schwarzenegger, DeVito, and Eddie Murphy as experimentally conceived triplets, there is something deeply wrong with the film industry.
We're going to take some time to let this all sink in, now.