Arnie has been making returns to a number of old franchises. Just this week we have seen him return to the Terminator franchise, with a confirmation that he will return to the Conan franchise.
With all of this in mind, one has to ask, what will be next? During a Reddit Q&A, one fan did just that. This particular fan asked if we would see Arnold return to the Predator franchise, in the upcoming sequel that is currently in development.
For those who are unaware, director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang and actor in the original Predator) is directing a film that is meant to take place immediately after the events of the first Predator film.
Sadly, Arnold informed the Q&A that he had not been contacted about the film. However, Arnold then took this opportunity to discuss the sequels to the original film. He went out of his way to clarify that he is not a fan of them. He stated that the cheaper route is not always the better route when it comes to Studio decisions to hire directors and cast.
While I think we can all agree that Predator 2 was less than perfect, I actually enjoyed Predators. I felt that it was a fun movie that paid tribute to the original, while telling its own story. However, if ignoring it means we get a Shane Black directed film, sign me up.
The full interview is below and the Predator part is 14 minutes in…