Arnold Schwarzenegger might not be part of the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predator reboot Predators after all. Or at very least, he hasn’t yet been asked.
A rumor started circulating last week that Rodriguez had reached out to Schwarzenegger to be part of the movie, but that the Governator had yet to respond. Rodriguez wrote in to AICN to clear the air, saying that he hasn’t contacted Arnold and they haven’t even finished a script yet.
We’re still writing a new script, and although I know Arnold personally and he’s the coolest person on the planet, I have not contacted him about this at all at this time.
Schwarzenegger turned down an offer to appear in Stephen Hopkins’ Predator 2, and the cameo was rewritten and given to Gary Busey. So I somehow doubt he would be interested in being part of the reboot, and honestly I don’t see the point. Did Arnold’s cameo really bring anything to Terminator Salvation, aside from a cheap pop from the audience? Nope. I say if you’re going to reboot the series, do it right, and go full force.
If you’re going to bring the main character back, why not have his role be something significant? Why not just make the film a full-on sequel? I understand people want to see Arnold again, but I don’t think he really needs to return. And if he does return, I’d rather it be something more than a rushed extended cameo.