Arnold Schwarzenegger played one of his most iconic roles as “Dutch” in John McTiernan’s 1987 horror/sci-fi classic Predator. The original was the film only of the franchise that Schwarzenegger appeared in, but that may be changing. Word is, Schwarzenegger may be joining the cast for Shane Black’s upcoming sequel, The Predator.
Black, who also directed Iron Man 3, is no stranger to the Predator franchise, which spawned several. In fact, Black starred in the 1987 original along side Schwarzenegger. Black played the role of Hawkins, one of the commandos in the film, sent into the jungles of Central America to rescue a group of hostages, only to find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
“I haven’t talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I’m going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon.” Schwarzenegger told The Arnold Fans, a Schwarzenegger fan site. “Just as soon as I’m finished with this (Arnold’s Sports Festival) and “The Celebrity Apprentice” and all this stuff. But I will get together with him. If there is any news, we’ll of course let you know right away. There’s also a meeting coming up soon about Conan about that project moving forward.”
Schwarzenegger’s return is by no means written in stone. Especially since Black has not publicly responded to the rumor yet, but it does sound like a strong possibility.