Schwarzenegger Puts Acting Comeback On Hold

In news that makes my inner twelve-year-old pout and throw a temper tantrum, it looks like we aren’t going to be seeing any new Arnold Schwarzenegger films any time soon after all. Due to the much-publicized (from sites that cover that sort of thing) scandal surrounding Schwarzenegger’s separation with longtime wife Maria Shriver, he’s taking a step back from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to get his house in order. I long for the days when it took Fatty Arbuckle killing someone to put a halt on a film’s production. This love child leading to cancelled movies thing is some real pussyfooting around. A statement from Arnie’s people laid things out like this:

“Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry MachoThe Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides.”

Cry Macho was a film about an aging horse trainer that Schwarzenegger was set to make with Brad Furman, based on a novel by N. Richard Nash. You can cross that off the list. The Terminator project that Arnold’s spokesperson mentioned was supposed to be a reboot of the franchise that the actor had in the works alongside Fast Five director Justin Lin. Weren’t ready for a 60-year-old terminator? No problem, just wait for a 70 year-old one once Schwarzenegger gets all of his scandals sorted out. The tease on this Schwarzenegger comeback is starting to go on too long. I almost don’t even want to see him kill people on camera again. [USA Today]

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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