Not only is he making a comeback in The Expendables, Schwarzenegger is truly sticking to his phrase, “I’ll be back”.
If you’re following the trajectory of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s renewed career as an action figurehead, good news: he’s getting more roles beyond the occasional cameo. Remember when Arnold, upon announcing his return to acting, hinted that he might not be able to take so many action roles? Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, but every picture he’s signed on for since getting back into movies revolves sounds pretty action-oriented.
I’m not sure he’s really following in Clint Eastwood’s footsteps, but that hardly matters; if the Governator* wants to churn out as many action flicks as he can before age really makes participating in such films an impossibility, that’s his prerogative. We’ve seen him pop up in the recent trailer for The Expendables 2, but he’s also involved in projects both with Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, A Bittersweet Life) and Mikael Håfström (The Rite, 1408
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