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Arnold Schwarzenegger set to talk to Shane Black about coming back to the Predator franchise…

March 7th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


Having already returned to the Terminator franchise, many fans have been calling out for Arnold Schwarzenegger to revive another one of his iconic roles from the 80s – Major alan “Dutch” Schaefer from Predator.

Well, Shane Black is continuing the franchise with its fourth instalment and Schwarzenegger recently revealed that he is due to meet the director about starring in the film: “I’m going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon. Just as soon as I’m finished with this (Arnold’s Sports Festival) and “The Apprentice” and all this stuff. But I will get together with him. If there is any news, we’ll of course let you know right away,” Arnie said to The Arnold Fans (via Squareeyed).

Last year, Schwarzenegger expressed disappointment in saying that they ‘screwed up’ the Predator franchise, presumably insinuating that he was less than impressed with Predator 2 and Predators and who knows what he thought about Alien vs Predator!

“The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed,” he said during a Q&A on Reddit.

“They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don’t hire the right cast or the right director.”

Schwarzenegger turned down the chance to reprise his role for Predator 2 because of a salary dispute but we’re hoping the action icon can enter into smoother negotiations and return to a franchise he helped launch nearly 30 years ago.

The Predator is set to reach theatres on March 2, 2018.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.