After an extended will he/won’t he period, it looks like a cameo from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting nearing a possibility. In a webcast interview yesterday, Schwarzenegger told blogger Bill Bradley that he has met with Terminator Salvation director McG and that he agreed to be in the film as long as he didn’t have to perform:
“I made it very clear that I don’t have the time to do the movie,” he said. “I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now.” In the film, a prequel to the original, Schwarzenegger would be in a brief scene in which the main character encounters him as a “future Terminator,” according to the governor. “I think it’s cool to continue on with the franchise … in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting after I’m through here,” he said.
Recently, McG went on record in an April 10th-dated interview with MTV that Schwarzenegger had yet to sign onto the film (see related article). Given this recent confirmation from Schwarzenegger himself, it appears that triggered the recent meeting with McG.
Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 21, 2009.
Source: LA Times