Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 August 2014
Sigourney Weaver Answers When A Monster Calls
Update: Toby Kebbell now in talks
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sabotage (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Escape Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Stand (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Will Arnie Be Avatar 2's Villain?
If it's blue, he can kill it

17 September 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Latino Review

submit to reddit

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Expendables 2

There's a Colonel Quaritch-shaped vacancy in Avatar 2 and Latino Review's source thinks that the man that will be filling it is about 6' 2", cigar-chomping and made from purest Austrian oak. According to the scuttlebutt, James Cameron is planning to reunite with Arnold Schwarzenegger, luring him to Pandora with a juicy role, not as the first of Mother Eywa's Schwarzena'vi, but the sequel's human villain.

If it's true, and Latino Review is usually reliable on such matters, it makes a whole lot of sense. Schwarzenegger's film career could use a bump after some recent box-office shockers and the prospect of another collaboration between the Terminator and True Lies pairing is enough to get the juices flowing. Besides, who doesn't want to see Dutch back in the jungle?

Avatar 2, penned by War Of The Worlds' Josh Friedman, is scheduled for production next year, so expect confirmation one way or the other in the near future. The sequel will hit screens in December 2016, to be followed a year later by a third instalment and a fourth in 2018.

Without claiming the Na'vi gift of divination, one of Empire's own pitched this earlier in the summer, so credit where it's due. Unless it doesn't happen, of course, in which case we'll distance ourselves from this like a banshee spotting a Great Leonopteryx.

 

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Red Band Machete Kills Trailer
Warning: contains Mel Gibson in a cape
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)