Ever since his tenure as Governor of California ended, Arnold Schwarzenegger has jumped headlong back into the acting world. He’s been doing smaller movies here and there, but there’s also a planned return to both the Terminator and Conan franchises. Of course, it’s been a while since we last saw Arnie taking on these roles. About ten years, in fact. And while you can make the man look younger for a while, there comes a point that no amount of make-up will disguise the fact that in 1984 Arnie was nearly 30 years younger than he is now. So how can the 66-year-old actor pull it off? In a recent interview with MTV News, Arnie talked about that little detail in addition to spilling the beans on some of what we can expect from Terminator: Genesis.
When talking about the movie in general, Arnie had this to say:
“It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie. And sometimes it does get more difficult when you’re 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you’re in your 30s or in your 40s.”
So how do they plan on getting around the wrinkle factor with regards to Arnie’s killer robot persona?
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”
He also gave a little spoiler with regards to his older incarnation of the T-800 and the newer version:
“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800 and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good.”
So it looks like we shall indeed be getting a wrinklier T-800 this time around instead of being forced to endure a CGI make-over that would likely make our eyes ache. Personally, I worry less about what Arnie’s going to look like and more about how this film is going to turn out plot-wise. With so much time-jumping going on, we could be looking at a convoluted mess of a movie. Can Arnie’s presence be enough to hold it all together?
What do the Nerd Readers think? Is Arnie’s old face just as good as his young face? Or would you rather they CGI him to make it all look more streamlined?
Check out Arnie and Terminator: Genesis when they hit the big screen come July 1st, 2015.
Source: MTV News