Terminator Genisys is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated movies coming out this summer, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as the "aging" T-800 Terminator alongside Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke as John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently made an appearance at the Arnold Classic and Sports Festival, where he gave an update on director Alan Taylor's upcoming sequel to The Arnold Fans. He revealed new details about an important fight sequence. Here's what the actor had to say below about fighting his 1984 self.
"I got myself in shape and felt great, the way I looked in the movie. I think it's going to be a great movie with great surprises, none of which you can see in the trailer, simply because of the visual FX... to recreate me from 1984, every single frame has to be recreated... and it's quite a long scene. The idea is in 1984 when you see me walking across naked to those punks and say "Give me your clothes,"... now the scene changes. As I (the young Arnold) say 'Give me your clothes,' suddenly you hear a voice behind me say 'You won't need them.' So the Terminator turns around to check out who is that, and all of a sudden he sees himself, which is me the way I look now, and I'm there with a shotgun, and I just blast away at him. We'll be having some great surprises about who is the ultimate villain that I have to fight, how I was reprogramed, and the time travel. You can't travel through time when you have metal exposed, and my arm gets deteriorated... the flesh, because of some acid... so then my metal arm is exposed, therefore I cannot use the time machine."
The actor also talked about his upcoming zombie drama Maggie, which hasn't been given a specific release date at this time but will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. The actor plays a father whose young daughter (Abigail Breslin) has been infected, as he goes on a journey to save her. Here's what he had to say about that project.
"Yes, thank you. It will be something very different in that it has a lot of drama in it, but it is something that turned out great and I really think that people will enjoy it."
He also added that The Legend of Conan will be up next for him, with production scheduled to begin this fall after he completes his promotional tour for Terminator Genisys' international release. Chris Morgan (Furious 7) is currently working on the second draft of his screenplay. What do you think about these new details?