Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks BATMAN & ROBIN, SPIDER-MAN And TERMINATOR 5
Legendary action star Arnold Schwarzenegger talks here about whether or not he regrets taking on the role of 'Mr Freeze' in Batman & Robin, why he missed out on the role of 'Doctor Octopus' in James Cameron's Spider-Man and just how much he knows about Terminator 5.
"I don't regret it at all," Arnold Schwarzenegger told Empire Magazine (in a recent issue featuring a lengthy feature on his incredible career) when asked about his role as 'Mr Freeze' in the critically panned Batman & Robin. "I felt that the character was interesting and two movies before that one Joel Schumacher was at his height. So the decision-making process was not off. At the same time I was doing Eraser over there and Warner Bros. begged me to do the movie." So, looking back, does he have any regrets about agreeing to be a part of the comic book adaptation? "In most cases I don't regret the movies that failed or were not as good. It's always easy to be smug in hindsight, right?"
Batman & Robin was far from the only comic book movie that Arnie has been attached to star in. At one point, he very nearly ended up playing 'Doctor Octopus' in James Cameron's take on Spider-Man! "It never got there because he had a battle with the studio and they went in a different direction," he revealed before talk turned to whether or not his career comeback included a reprisal of his role as the Terminator. "I think producer Megan Ellison owns the rights to Terminator 16, or whatever it is. Yes, five. They have been trying to put a script together but I've not seen it, so I've no idea. There's nothing on the drawing board at this point. Nothing on the plan."
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