Since filming on Terminator Salvation began people have been speculating as to whether Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be making an appearance. Last April he said he would be interested if they film in California, but since then we’ve been hearing about bodybuilder lookalikes being used and director McG has made comments about ILM pushing special effects to the limit and that he doesn’t want “today’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.” Now Arnie himself has spoken, and all the hints seem to be making sense now.
From AICN: [spoilers]
Right now, they’re looking at the technology and see if it is possible to create a technology where they can use my image in the film without me actually filming, because I made it clear I don’t have the time… and if they shoot outside the state, I would not participate… But I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together. We have a great relationship with the people making the movie.. McG is the director, he’s a terrific talented guy. I’m going to be at the premiere, I told him I want to be as supportive as possible.
I think that within the next week or so, we will see if they are technologically able to do that. It’s terrific because they basically take technology out of Terminator 1 and use that walk of mine, and somehow bring it in… it’s just a brief scene, where we see one of the leads run into a room and he sees the future terminators because it’s kind of a prequel… then he gets thrown around, then he goes in another room and there’s other terminators, so there’s supposed to be all these new terminators. I think it’s cool to continue on with the franchise, and in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting when we’re through here.
This would be cool if it were to happen. Add the fact that Linda Hamilton will be lending her voice, and it looks like we may have a kick-ass Terminator movie on our hands!