It’s a rumour that was bound to emerge at some point and indeed has been murmuring in the background for some time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no truth in it. Now Latino Review says they’re confirming from sources deep within the production that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reunite with James Cameron for Avatar 2.
There’s no news on this from 20th Century Fox or Cameron so it’s just a rumour at the moment.
Avatar 2 will pick up where the first film ended, with Jake Sully permanently transferring his consciousness into his Na’vi avatar so that he can live his new life with Princess Neytiri. Cameron has previously said that,”It would be a continuation of their story and I expect that those nasty humans didn’t go away forever.”
The rumour says that Arnie will play the main nasty human in this follow-up, playing a general who hopes to colonize and quarantine the Na’vi.
Cameron and Arnie first teamed up for The Terminator together in 1984, and then made Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991 and True Lies in 1994.
Avatar will shoot back-to-back with parts 3 and 4, with filming expected to start early next year.