There have been so many rumors flying around on whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to his role in the Terminator franchise. McG obviously wants him and Arnold has been to the set, but despite all that I haven’t heard a hard fact that he’s definitely in it and this isn’t about to help me decide. scored a sweet talking point with the original Terminator on his thoughts and involvement in McG’s franchise relaunch with the upcoming, awesome looking “Terminator Salvation”:

I have seen the movie [Terminator Salvation], but I have not seen it as a finished product yet. I have not seen it yet with the Terminator special effects and some of the sound and the music is not in there yet and so on. So I really cannot comment on it, what the movie will be like as a finished product. There’s a rule that you never talk about a movie unless you have seen the finished product.

But you know as I said to the director when they began that I wish them the best of luck, that I’m happy that they move forward with the franchise, I am very happy with where I am with my profession as the governor and they should try to find a way of doing a story that does not include me at all, not even one single shot in it. I don’t believe in that. To kind of have them go out and promote the movie and say you know Arnold is in the movie and everyone thinks that I’m the Terminator and in fact you only see one second of me in there and so I don’t think thats the right thing to do. And you know that’s the danger of that, and that’s why I feel reluctant to be part of the movie in the first place. So it doesn’t get promoted that way.

So is that Arnold saying, “no way, not even for a second on screen” or “yes, I’m in it for just a second”? I guess we’ll know for sure in a few months.

Terminator Salvation terminates audiences on May 21, 2009.

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