Updated: Is Arnold Schwarzenegger going to work with James Cameron again as the villain for Avatar 2?
Update: 20th Century Fox has told THR that Schwarzenegger's involvement with AVATAR 2 is not true. Maybe things could change or perhaps Fox just wants to keep things quiet for now, but at this point the actor is not attached to the film.
Original: It's been almost 20 years since the last movie directed by James Cameron featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it looks like the two of them may be reuniting in a big way. According to Latino-Review, Schwarzenegger will be playing a villainous general for Cameron in AVATAR 2. It was recently announced that the AVATAR series will be a quadrilogy, but it's not clear if Arnold Schwarzenegger would be playing the villain in just the sequel or all three of the upcoming films.
If true, this is a huge deal. THE TERMINATOR launched James Cameron's career and helped establish Arnold Schwarzenegger as a movie star, so it almost feels like a circle is being completed by having Schwarzenegger joining AVATAR, especially as a villain. Of course there's a chance the report is complete bullshit, but this rumor sounds fairly legit.
I thought on a technical level the first AVATAR was very good, but in my opinion there are a lot of flaws with the film. Arnold Schwarzenegger being in the sequel doesn't mean all the problems from the first will be fixed, however it does mean I'm very interested in the sequel now, and I'm positive that I am not the only one.
ABADAH 2 AVATAR 2 is scheduled to be in theaters December 2016. The third and fourth films will be released in 2017 and 2018.
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|Extra Tidbit:||I hope Arnold Schwarzenegger's villain has a little more depth to him in AVATAR 2 than Stephen Lang's character did in the first film. Great actor, but it was a very one-dimensional character.|