Arnold Schwarzenegger offers update about Twins 2, Conan 3, more Terminator

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has news regarding sequels to some of his most beloved films… but don’t get your hopes up. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chatting to The Hollywood Reporter about all sorts of things, including life, poodles and getting older. Among the various topics that the Austrian Oak waxes lyrical about are a few updates on long-gestating film sequels that seem to have been in the works forever.

Schwarzenegger will soon be making his television debut with Netflix’s FUBAR but when it comes to getting sequels to some of his most renowned projects off the ground, he’s having less luck. In his usual candid style, Schwarzenegger offered a few thoughts on the status of follow-ups to films like Twins and the Conan and The Terminator series.

With regards to Triplets, the planned follow-up to Twins, Schwarzenegger said, “Jason Reitman f*cked it up! Jason Reitman literally stopped the project when his father died. His father wanted to do it really badly. I wanted to do it really badly. Danny DeVito wanted to do it really badly. We had the financing. When his father passed away, Jason says ‘I never liked the idea’ and put a hold on it. I’m developing another movie with Danny; he’s so much fun to work with and so talented.”

On the subject of a Conan follow-up (in which he is pictured above), Schwarzenegger said “it’s been pending for the last 10 years. [Fredrik] Malmberg owns the rights. He comes to me and says, ‘oh, I have a deal with Netflix’, and when we ask Netflix, they don’t know anything about it…. I think you do it like Unforgiven, where you play the age. There’s a great script out there that John Milius wrote, and others have written one. The story is there. There are directors who want to do it. But he has the rights, and until he sells the rights for one or two movies, or for the franchise, there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Given that Schwarzenegger is now 75, I don’t think the film would have any choice but to ‘play the age’, and this could surely work, with the right script and team. However, like Triplets it seems that perhaps there simply isn’t much interest in reviving a property that has been dormant for several decades and that nobody is clamouring for.

The actor also revealed that he is done with The Terminator franchise whilst stating that he believes 1993’s Last Action Hero is his most underrated film. You can catch more of the wide-ranging interview right here.

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