New Terminator model?

Warning: potential SPOILERS below!

Is this how McG's currently shooting TERMINATOR SALVATION is circumventing Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial unavailability -- by replacing him with a reasonable facsimile?

That seems to be the case. Arnie's fellow Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger will reportedly be stepping into the human-hunting flesh-on-metal character of the T-800 (Cyberdyne Systems model 101), or so the massive chap told Canadian publication Clinton News Record. "There’s a very strong scene in the film where John Connor for the first time meets the Terminator, and he doesn’t know if he’s a good guy or a bad guy," Kickinger reveals, probably inadvertently. "It’s Arnold’s character in the first Terminator. That’s basically my role, but 20 years before, so it establishes how the Terminator [came] about."

Kickinger has been kicking around Hollywood for a few years, popping up in various sitcoms and appearing as a regular on the BAYWATCH parody SON OF THE BEACH. He certainly bears sufficient facial and physique likeness to pull off playing a believable Arnie proxy -- hell, he already played him in a 2005 TV movie, but see for yourself:

Extra Tidbit: You know this poor dude probably made an innocent comment about his TERMINATOR part, never expecting it to blast around the internets at the speed of broadband. Whoops.



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