Schwarzenegger: Terminator 5 on way

Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he will appear in Terminator 5.

The 65-year-old action star, who makes his big-screen leading comeback in The Last Stand, confirmed that he would make an appearance in the fifth instalment of the series.

"They are writing Terminator 5 now. There are three projects that are being written for me - the fifth Terminator, another Conan movie and the sequel to Twins, which is Triplets," he said.

He also told The Sun: "There have been some writers on it for the last year-and-a-half and they could not pull it off. We have told them over and over that they are going in the wrong direction, now they've finally got rid of those writers and they've got new really quality writers.

"Now they're going in the right direction. I think this year the script will be finished and we will be able to go into pre-production."

Arnold, who was the governor of California for seven years, played the cyborg assassin in three films released between 1984 and 2003, but didn't appear in the last film, 2009's Terminator Salvation, which starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.

Arnie also said that he wants to continue acting, insisting that he has an "on-going movie career" and never planned to be a "career politician".

"I am just as hungry for experiences and doing more movies. I stepped out of that for governorship, but I made it clear that I didn't want to be a career politician," he said.

"That is not my interest. I just thought California was in crisis, and it was an honour for me to serve the people."

The Last Stand opens in cinemas on January 25.