Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Terminator: Genesis as an ageing T-800.
The actor and former bodybuilder, 66, shot to fame in 1984 after playing the lead in James Cameron’s The Terminator.
During an interview with MTV, Schwarzenegger told how a younger T-800 will feature in the film and that these models will be able to grow old.
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath,” he said. “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.
“I did say ‘I’ll be back’ so now I’m back again and it’s going to be really terrific.”
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
Upcoming 2014 movie sequels
1/4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This sequel to 2011 Planet of the Apes reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes picks up on earlier plot threads ten years later. Genetically evolved apes led by Andy Serkis' Caesrar are threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. Both sides are on the brink of a war to determine who will emerge as the Earth's dominant species. Due in cinemas on 11 July.
2/4 Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
The follow-up to Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens with humanity attempting to recover from the events of the last film. Cue yet more epic battles and dramatic adventures. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Pelta and Brenton Thwaites, Age of Extinction is released on 27 June.
3/4 The Expendables 3
Coming on 15 August is the third part of Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Barney Christmas, played by Jason Statham, will come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to end The Expendables team.
4/4 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
The fifth instalment of the spooky franchise written by horror screenwriters Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan is due to hit cinemas in October 2014. After being ominously 'marked', Andrew Jacobs' Jesse is haunted and pursued by supernatural forces while his loved ones try to rescue him from their ghoulish clutches.
Other actors confirmed for the new “action-packed movie” include Jason Clarke as John Connor, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese.
JK Simmons has been tipped to play Detective Vukovich, originally portrayed by Lance Henriksen.
News of Schwarzenegger’s return to the hit franchise first broke last year when he revealed the studio’s wish to cast him as the cyborg assassin again.
Schwarzenegger last appeared in 2003’s Terminator: Rise of the Machines but 2009’s Terminator Salvation was filmed while he was working as Governor of California, meaning only a CGI version of his character could feature.
Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), the fifth instalment is due to begin production in April ahead of a scheduled July 2015 release date.