Arnold Schwarzenegger Could Reunite with James Cameron as the Villain in 'Avatar 2'

The actor is reportedly playing a human general in charge of colonizing the Na'vi in this anticipated sci-fi sequel.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron may reunite for Avatar 2
Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron may reunite for Avatar 2
Its been floating around for some time that Arnold Schwarzenegger might reunite with director James Cameron on the anticipated sci-fi sequel Avatar 2. Now, Latino Review is confirming this casting news from sources deep within the production. This has not, however, been confirmed by 20th Century Fox. As of now, its still being considered a rumor.

In August, it was announced that there would be three back-to-back sequels to 2009's Avatar, with Josh Friedman set to write Avatar 2, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penning Avatar 3, and Shane Salerno finishing off the Quadrilogy with Avatar 4. Shooting is scheduled to begin in 2014, with the first film arriving in December 2016, with the next two hitting in 2017 and 2018.

Avatar 2 will pick up where the first film ended, with Jake Sully permanently transferring his consciousness into his Na'vi avatar so that he can live his new life with Princess Neytiri. This is what James Cameron had to say about the story.

"It would be a continuation of their story and I expect that those nasty humans didn't go away forever: 'Oh, well that didn't work!'"

One of the new 'nasty humans' will be Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing a general who hopes to colonize and quarantine the Na'vi. This will be the actor's first film with James Cameron in over 20 years. The pair first made The Terminator together in 1984, and went onto collaborate on the hugely successful sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. Their last film was True Lies in 1994, and a True Lies 2 has been rumored ever since. Still no word on if that is happening or not.

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently talked about reuniting with James Cameron, hinting that they had something in place.

"Movie-wise, he's tied up with his next two movies, but hopefully, there's something down the line when he's finished with that. I always look forward to working with him because James Cameron is a very talented director."

What do you think? Is this just what Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to get his movie career back on track? Are you excited to see the two masters back together again? Or is this just another useless rumor?

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2017 and stars Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Sources: Latino Review

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    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  2. Rexorthedestroyer

    Who better than Arnold to play a crusty old Marine commando? He'll be better than that laughable toy soldier commander in the last one.

    1 year agoby @RexorthedestroyerFlag

  3. Bill Louis


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  4. Writer220

    I've had enough of Arnold - I didn't want him back and I learned that he is going to be in this film.
    He can no longer carry a film.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  5. Sean

    @CoreyB I agree! Yeah, When I was a lot younger, I use to watch the first two Terminator movies all the time.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. thedude-abides

    Lol. That would be epic.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. CoreyB

    @themoviefanatic Seing Arnie in flicks brings me back to when i was a little tike watchin insane action movies w/my older brother. Where the death toll was just beyond ur wildest dreams (Commando) Hahaha I do love Arnold tho and hes cooler w/age if u ask me!

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. Jimbobskidoo

    Just realized that the next three movies actually have huge potential (I've been skeptical for a while). I just had a thought though that I think would be cool where what if these next three movies are more of the Avatar "trilogy" with the first one ending up working as more of a prequel. Just a thought, as far as Arnie goes there's really only one way to feel about it which is delight.

    1 year agoby @jimbobskidooFlag

  9. OhhmeohhMy

    This could be very good. But it's like everything else. We must wait and see.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  10. Sean

    @CoreyB I couldn't agree more. It certainly would be awesome!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. David garcia

    Ah man Arnie as the villain since terminator I'm in.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  12. ObiWanShinobi

    Damn, Arnold's gearing up to be in everything.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  13. Writer220

    stop with the rumors, as much as I like this franchise so far just take it one step at a time. As far as we know, the second one might fail.
    I see this as James Camerons Star Wars.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  14. The Real Goku

    I think James Cameron needs to take back his Terminator franchise at all costs LOL and give us a proper terminator 3

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  15. CoreyB

    well all i have to say is this would be awesome

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag