A big question that’s been kicked around the blogosphere for the past few weeks has been whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to the Terminator franchise.
The Governator’s answer? A resounding… maybe.
“I made it very clear that I don’t have the time to do the movie,” Schwarzennegger told the Los Angeles Times. “I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now.”
In other words, Arnie is referring to using footage from the previous three Terminator films to cobble together a nice cameo of the T-800 cybernetic organism. Considering the film is set to come out May 21st, I’m feeling a little skeptical about the time frame.
But the use of CGI and previously shot footage is not unprecedented: when Oliver Reed passed away during the filming of Gladiator, director Ridley Scott managed to use a body double, CGI, and earlier footage to give his character a proper send-off.