Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to the role that established him as one of the world’s biggest movie stars. At the 21st Century Financial Education Summit in Australia, the former California governor told an audience that he’ll be back as the Terminator. “I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator, which we start shooting in January…” Schwarzenegger said.
Watch the video clip below, in which Schwarzenegger also confirms his interest in additional Conan and Twins sequels.
Schwarzenegger starred in the first three Terminator films, the first two of which were directed by James Cameron. All together, the three movies grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Terminator Salvation, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington and featured a computer-generated Schwarzenegger, made $371 million globally.
The franchise is now owned by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures after she acquired the rights in 2011. According the The Wrap, Annapurna is currently negotiating with Paramount for distribution. No director has officially been named but Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) has been in the mix.
Paramount and representatives for Schwartzenegger did not immediately respond to EW’s requests for comment.