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Arnold Schwarzenegger updates on Twins sequel, his director dream list, and the role he wished he'd never turned down

Jan. 16, 2013by: Paul Shirey

This week Arnold Schwarzenegger jumps back into the film business after a long hiatus as Governor of California.  The actor has a number of high-profile projects lined up and seems to be unfazed as to whether or not people are ready for his return or not.  Hey, he said he'd be back...he didn't say you had to like it.  Schwarzenegger took to Reddit yesterday and did a Q&A session via his iPad, answering fan questions and coming off as a really genuine and cool guy.  He touched on his future projects, politics, his favorite movie lines, and the role he wished he hadn't turned down. 

Check out the highlights:

When asked what role he regretted not doing the most:

"I most regret not doing THE ROCK. I love the movie, and it turned out well. When it was offered to me there was only an 80 page script with a lot of handwriting and scribbles and it didn't seem fully baked. But they obviously did a fantastic job."

When asked if a sequel to TWINS with Eddie Murphy was really happening:

"Yes, we will make Twins II with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy."

When asked which directors he'd most like to work with:

"I would like to work with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. Also Sam Raimi would be great to work with."

When asked about some of his famous lines from PREDATOR:

"Get to Choppa was in the script. Stick around was ad lib, as are some of the more wild one-liners."

When asked what his favorite line from any movie was:

"Favorite line from any movie: From someone else's movie:

"Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

From my movies... I'll be back.

And from THE LAST STAND: You fucked up my day off"

Lastly, when asked which job he found more difficult, acting or being Governor:

"Being Governor was the most challenging job. Acting was the most fun."

Short and sweet.  Arnold engaged quite a few folks with kind words and encouragement, offering his usual blend of "never give up" inspiration banter that he's known for.  Interestingly enough, Arnold used his iPad to write responses and post them as images, which was kind of cool as it proved it was really him and gave fans a "live chat autograph" of sorts, which is the first time I've seen anything like that done. 

I'm looking forward to having ol' Arnie back, especially with some of the films he's got lined up.  THE LAST STAND opens this Friday, January 18th, while his next outing, THE TOMB, co-starring Sylvester Stallone, opens on September 27, 2013.  His follow up to that is the recently wrapped TEN, from director David Ayer, and a bevy of other projects in development, including a proper sequel to CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

Extra Tidbit: With all the projects he's got lined up, it appears Arnold intends to go out with a serious bang. Who would you most like to see Arnold work with? I'd actually love to see Arnold and Michael Bay tackle a The Rock-like action pic. It's not too late, Arnie!
Source: Reddit

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7:54AM on 01/17/2013

The Rock

came out the same day as Eraser.
came out the same day as Eraser.
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1:02AM on 01/17/2013

The trailer for The Last Stand

It kinda reminded me of the Walking Tall movie with the Rock....I mean he's a Sheriff of a small town trying to get rid of Bad Guys out of his county and he deputizes Johnny Knoxville. It still looks good though.
It kinda reminded me of the Walking Tall movie with the Rock....I mean he's a Sheriff of a small town trying to get rid of Bad Guys out of his county and he deputizes Johnny Knoxville. It still looks good though.
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12:58AM on 01/17/2013
like to see Arnie and Statham as buddy-cops or buddy-secret agents in John Woo direction
like to see Arnie and Statham as buddy-cops or buddy-secret agents in John Woo direction
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6:53PM on 01/16/2013
i never pegged Arnold as a Raimi fan and I never picture him to be in a Raimi film, could be interesting.
i never pegged Arnold as a Raimi fan and I never picture him to be in a Raimi film, could be interesting.
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4:26PM on 01/16/2013
Ok so that red band trailer for The Last Stand has me sold!
Ok so that red band trailer for The Last Stand has me sold!
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3:33PM on 01/16/2013
One of the reasons I like Arnold. He's a good sport and has a true appreciation for his fans. And he's not afraid to realize that the movies he's making are for fun. Not really for this Twins sequel, but I'll probably just skip that bridge when it comes. Otherwise, glad Arnie's back and looking forward to these other films he has coming out.
One of the reasons I like Arnold. He's a good sport and has a true appreciation for his fans. And he's not afraid to realize that the movies he's making are for fun. Not really for this Twins sequel, but I'll probably just skip that bridge when it comes. Otherwise, glad Arnie's back and looking forward to these other films he has coming out.
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2:13PM on 01/16/2013

The rock

Wow! I just tried to imagine schwarzenegger in connery's role and speaking some of the lines as the one on the poster above and "welcome to the rock" and realize he would be perfect for that role.
Connery did great but now i want to see a reboot with schwarzie.
Wow! I just tried to imagine schwarzenegger in connery's role and speaking some of the lines as the one on the poster above and "welcome to the rock" and realize he would be perfect for that role.
Connery did great but now i want to see a reboot with schwarzie.
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11:06AM on 01/16/2013
Reading the Arnold Schwarzenegger AMA lastnight was complete comedy gold. This article doesn't give it justice- but if I went blind and couldn't read anymore, I would be completely satisfied with life.

Arnold was completely genuine and a good sport, even playing along with all of his known memes. Truly a great AMA. Haha.
Reading the Arnold Schwarzenegger AMA lastnight was complete comedy gold. This article doesn't give it justice- but if I went blind and couldn't read anymore, I would be completely satisfied with life.

Arnold was completely genuine and a good sport, even playing along with all of his known memes. Truly a great AMA. Haha.
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10:48AM on 01/16/2013

the trifecta

For 3 consecutive Fridays we get straightup old school action hero movies...Arnold, The Stath, and Stallone. A fanboys wet dream. Whodathunkit? And for anyone who says they won't be any good, won't make money, dudes are too old, not Oscar caliber can fuck off cause this is what going to the movies and having a good time were made for. Too bad we don't have Die Hard, Snitch, and Riddick coming out consecutively too...the Olympics of action flicks..."it's not a flick at all..."...oops, no inner
For 3 consecutive Fridays we get straightup old school action hero movies...Arnold, The Stath, and Stallone. A fanboys wet dream. Whodathunkit? And for anyone who says they won't be any good, won't make money, dudes are too old, not Oscar caliber can fuck off cause this is what going to the movies and having a good time were made for. Too bad we don't have Die Hard, Snitch, and Riddick coming out consecutively too...the Olympics of action flicks..."it's not a flick at all..."...oops, no inner monologue.
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10:46AM on 01/16/2013

the trifecta

For 3 consecutive Fridays we get straightup old school action hero movies...Arnold, The Stath, and Stallone. A fanboys wet dream. Whodathunkit? And for anyone who says they won't be any good, won't make money, dudes are too old, not Oscar caliber can fuck off cause this is what going to the movies and having a good time were made for. Too bad we don't have Die Hard, Snitch, and Riddick coming out consecutively too...the Olympics of action flicks..."it's not a flick at all..."...oops, no inner
For 3 consecutive Fridays we get straightup old school action hero movies...Arnold, The Stath, and Stallone. A fanboys wet dream. Whodathunkit? And for anyone who says they won't be any good, won't make money, dudes are too old, not Oscar caliber can fuck off cause this is what going to the movies and having a good time were made for. Too bad we don't have Die Hard, Snitch, and Riddick coming out consecutively too...the Olympics of action flicks..."it's not a flick at all..."...oops, no inner monologue.
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11:06AM on 01/16/2013
Statham is not old school...
Statham is not old school...
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10:40AM on 01/16/2013
Arnold and Sam Raimi? Now that I'd love to see.
Arnold and Sam Raimi? Now that I'd love to see.
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10:14AM on 01/16/2013

interesting..

I wonder which role he would of played, The Rock was one of those good 90s movies.
I wonder which role he would of played, The Rock was one of those good 90s movies.
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10:34AM on 01/16/2013
Connery's role.
Connery's role.
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