Is Arnold Schwarzenegger in for ‘Predators’?

Director Robert Rodriguez wants Arnold to reprise his original role of Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Major Alan Dutch Schaefer in Predator
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in Predator
In a story from Moviehole, Robert Rodriguez is overtly courting Arnold Schwarzenegger for his Predators movie.

Apparently, the Governor of California is a little busy at the moment so he hasn't responded, yet. The biggest problem with this is that the shoot is coming up soon so Schwarzenegger needs to get in touch with Rodriguez if this is going to happen.

Moviehole's source goes on to say that a role has even been written for Arnold. Rodriguez does not see Predators as a remake but rather a sequel to the original film.

The early rumors have Schwarzenegger coming back as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, "the canon-armed Special Forces leader" who battled the original extraterrestrial beast in the first film. Arnold's character will not be the lead in the film but one whose role should take a couple of days to shoot.,

Initially, Schwarzenegger had been asked to come aboard as Dutch for a small role in Stephen Hopkins' Predator 2. This never happened and Gary Busey ended up playing the part.

Predators is slated to come to theaters July 2010 from 20th Century Fox.

Predators was released July 9th, 2010 and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa Changchien. The film is directed by Nimród Antal.

Sources: Moviehole

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  1. sirmetro

    Arnold is the best guy for the job,But i don't think he will do it.

    6 years agoby @sirmetroFlag

  2. Spoogology

    WHY? That defeats the purpose of "Predator 2", although that wasn't great. I don't like this idea, they already screwed up Predator with the "AVP" films. If, and I doubt, Arnold Schwarzenegger is to return that's the only way I will see this movie.

    6 years agoby @spoog2000Flag

  3. pablouk

    What its going to be sequal set 20 years later, have they seen how fat and old Arnie is now.
    Whats he going to do, go into the Jungle with a Zimmer Frame.
    More Crap from Hollywood.

    6 years agoby @pabloukFlag

  4. Grant78Cline

    well, I love that arnold schwarzenegger number one!...

    6 years agoby @grant78clineFlag

  5. Alyce (Uh-Lease)

    I used to like his movies but ever since hes become govenor i really dont like him...

    6 years agoby @alyceepoohFlag

  6. Grant78Cline

    Yeahh! go arnold! go for it...

    6 years agoby @grant78clineFlag

  7. Illuminati

    PREDATOR was a great movie. the concept was simple but brilliant.

    But the whole AVP crapfest has ruined BOTH franchises. PREDATOR 3 will no doubt be an action-lightshow-gorefest to get the teens in. Instead of being a cat/mouse-murderous thriller like the original.

    6 years agoby @illuminatiFlag

  8. WongFu

    If Arnold does a film it'll be The Goverator, he'll blast and gun each sect and his opponents. But I Doubt he'll do any film since he's too busy.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  9. A-J

    I dout he'll be back (no pun intended) but im so pumped we get to see a stand alone predator movie next year its gunna kick ass!

    6 years agoby @ajlewisFlag

  10. predator_skull_rip

    I know a perfect cast. Just look at the The Expendables cast.

    6 years agoby @predator-skull-ripFlag

  11. Remy72883

    im sorry say what you want but if the cali thing doesent work out i would love to see him back on the big screen taking names and kicking ass.

    6 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  12. Oli

    Cool news.

    6 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  13. soylent green Lantern

    Oh, it's a sequel? Ok. That's fine.

    6 years agoby @soylentgreenmonkeyFlag

  14. splatterfilms

    The second KILLS anything that the AVP movies ever tried. The 2nd is awesome.

    6 years agoby @splatterfilmsFlag

  15. seymourstrange

    hope this happens, love the first one, the second was a bit of a let down, avp an avpr were...well, you know so hopefully this means the return of a bad ass predator film.
    arnie should get an agent for his digit image cus they could go the salvation way

    6 years agoby @seymourstrangeFlag

  16. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Awsome. probly be the only reason id see this movie to see Arnie go for round 2. I think hes a lttle 2 busy making California bankrupt to shoot a movie though

    6 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  17. Forrestgump1

    Like The First..... Hated The 2nd-Stupid DANNY GLOVER!!!-LOLZ!!!!!

    6 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag

  18. Phil Mata

    Come on Robert, you know Arnie won't go for this. I'd be very surprised if he did.

    6 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  19. slysnide

    Yeah I know it's a sequel, but it'd be nice to not completely shove out Danny Glover. Granted he's not in the upcoming sequel, but it'd be nice to not pretend the events of "Predator 2" (1990) didn't occur. Though I guess it just won't be adressed either way, cuz it can still be a sequel w/out referencing the second film, same as "Halloween H20" (1998) set-up the story as if the Shape hadn't been seen for twenty years, despite all the newspaper clippings related to the events of 4/5/6 in the opening credits.

    And I reference the remake train cuz all these sequels/remakes/reboots of old films seem to all be related to teh idea that Hollywood's outta originality, and severly needs it. Though this could easily be a good movie in its own right.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  20. Punishment 2012

    very nice!!

    6 years agoby @dizoyleFlag

  21. happy jacket man

    heres and idea.i know its not related to this article but ask me if i care.AvP holocaust.take dutch(survivor of predator 1)danny glovers character from predator 2.the survivor from AvP 1.the small band of survivors from AvP2 and put them all in the AvP Holocaust movie.then,put ripley from aliens in it.she travles back through time to prevent the war that will lead to earths destruction.leading up to alien part 1

    6 years agoby @bfmv238Flag

  22. Buriblazing

    yes! come on arnie

    6 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  23. choro2326

    YESSSSSSSSS, sequel is good, no remake cause they have been making horrible remakes in holllywood lately.

    6 years agoby @choro2326Flag

  24. the Narrator

    So is he or isn't he directing?!?!

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  25. WonderWomyn

    Why does everyone keep saying it's a remake? The article clearly states that it's a sequel. And thank God it's Robert Rodriguez doing it. Also, if Arnold can do a cameo in the new Stallone movie I don't see why he can't do the same for this one.

    6 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  26. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Well technically, Sly
    Its a remake to Predator 2 now, they are just trying to style it out. As the source states
    "Rodriguez does not see Predators as a remake but rather a sequel to the original film."

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

  27. slysnide

    WTF? They tapped Arnold for Busey's role in "Predator 2"??? That means they woulda killed him off!? WTF? That'd have been terrible. lolz.

    We should keep in mind however that with all these remakes/reboots that soon Hollywood's gonna run outta steam as the first decade of the 21st Century will cinematically be remembered as the decade of remakes...all the remakes of GOOD movies at least, thus perhaps prompting them to have few good films left to f*ck up in the next decade, thus implying that the outta control remake train will run outta steam quickly & suddenly when the execs wake up and see what they've done, though the more money we give to them in box office revenue for this stuff, then the more they'll continue to do it.

    And at least Robert Rodriguez is doing the Predator sequel rather than some other half-assed director. After all, how often has RR let us down?

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  28. CelluloidDreams

    Hollywood just loves ...JUST LOVES....TO WASTE MONEY!!!!!!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  29. spideykea

    I doubt he'll be able to do it. If he couldn't do TS, he can't do this. As for the film itself? It actually seems promising.

    6 years agoby @spideykeaFlag

  30. J.A.Ottley.Writer / Director

    Ok, so basically this is now a remake to Predator 2.

    Yeah Arnie coming back for the role of Dutch is highly unlikely, he is too busy with California, unless of course the predators attack California and well Dutch has become Governor or Mayor of California, which is highly unlikely.

    And well yeah, if this does get confirmed, i agree with AFC, that it will be CGI'd and i'm sorry, Arnie's cameo in T4, should be used for a spoof movie, because that was a complete piss-take to the fans, about pleasing the fans.
    Arnie's cameo actually spoils T4 and turns it into a funny cheesefest, because when you se Arnie, you cant take the film seriously anymore of course until the last 5 minutes or so, when John revives Marcus.

    A CGI Arnie would spoil the premise of this being a serious sci-fi movie, but then again i could use the laugh again, i fell off my chair laughing in the cinema at Arnie, and how they gave him a perfected terminator 1 structure.

    I was also interested in that premise as well, tyler, i wonder what happened to it?

    6 years agoby @chronicFlag

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