Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals he's started shooting 'Terminator 6'

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong in Terminator 2 (Credit: TriStar)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back. On set. On the new Terminator movie.

Yes, the Austrian Oak revealed under slightly unorthodox circumstances that cameras are now rolling for his scenes in the sixth movie in the Terminator series.

But rather than a studio press release, or blabbing on a talk show, Arnie let slip while apologising for his non-attendance at a climate change conference. Obviously.

He was set to appear at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership in Fiji, part of the Paris Accord, but made his excuses to the Fijian Prime Minister.

In a video message, he said: “Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, I want to congratulate you for this great event and I’m sorry I cannot be with you but I’m currently shooting Terminator 6 and so this is why I’m not there; otherwise I would have been there because this is a terrific event and you have shown terrific leadership.

“I mean, you’re really kicking some serious butt, so we are very, very proud of you. So thank you very much for everything that you do and you’re a great leader in the environmental movement. Thank you.”

Tim Miller, of Deadpool fame, is helming the new movie, with James Cameron among its executive producers.

It will, reportedly, disregard the plots from Terminator 3 onwards, and be a direct sequel to the revered Terminator 2: Judgement Day instead.

Linda Hamilton (Credit: TriStar)
Linda Hamilton (Credit: TriStar)

As well as Arnie on the cast, Linda Hamilton is also reprising her role as Sarah Connor.

The film began shooting in Almeria, in Andalucia, Spain, in June, with the US shoot now seemingly under way.

Also starring Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Mackenzie Davis, it’s due for release on November 22, 2019.

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