People have been wondering for a while whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would be having anything to do with Terminator Salvation. In May he said that he hasn’t spoke to anyone about it and he would probably only do it if they film in California. However, they have been filming in New Mexico so that may be out of the question.
Now Clinton News-Record brings word that Schwarzenegger-inspired bodybuilder Roland Kickinger will assume the role that Schwarzenegger would have otherwise filled.
This month, however, Kickinger begins filming what is likely the role of his life to date, as his portion of Terminator Salvation begins to take shape.
“There’s a very strong scene in the film where John Connor for the first time meets the Terminator, and he doesn’t know if he’s a good guy or a bad guy,” said Kickinger.
“It’s Arnold’s character in the first Terminator. That’s basically my role, but 20 years before, so it establishes how the Terminator [came] about.”
Arnold and Roland actually trained together at one point, and Kickinger even played Arnold in a A&E biopic. They are both also from Austria and if you take the world ‘Arnold’ and rearrange it you get ‘Roland’. It is meant to happen!