Now that the former Mr. Universe has wrapped up his second term as Governor, we’ve seen him dive head first back into action films in an attempt to restore his former glory. The Terminator franchise will be his next stop, as he recently revealed new details regarding the story.
When speaking with MTV, Arnold hints that not only could we see an early version of the unstoppable killing machine (much in the way CG afforded us in Terminator: Salvation), but how he also might be playing both the good and bad sides of the fence again. “Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then there is what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie." He states.
Of course it can’t be ignored that, as much as the Governator's heart might be into the project, his body simply can’t outrun the hands of time. Many pointed to his last appearance in Terminator 3 as a bust (due to his appearance looking significantly older than in previous installments). This time around, Arnold says there will be an explanation for that; as the technology is intended to mirror human behavior in every way (including aging). “… it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”
We’ll bring you more on exactly how Arnold factors into the new trilogy, which re-launches with Genesis next summer.