For those who had any questions about how many movies Arnold Schwarzenegger would do once he finished being governor of California, well that question has been answered: apparently tons. Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger has cut a deal to return to one of his signature roles (and the one that helped launch his career) in The Legend of Conan, which will pick up where the original Conan ended, according to producer Fredrik Malmberg. “It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.” Universal is planning a summer 2014 release.
Meanwhile, while we await The Last Stand and The Tomb (which he's costarring in with Sylvester Stallone), let's look ahead to what could be his third movie (!) of 2013, David Ayer's Ten. Ayer is the guy that does all those cop movies (End of Watch, Harsh Times, Street Kings), but he does them well, with End of Watch proving that. In Ten he's returning to the world of law enforcement, only this time it revolves around a shifty DEA task force who plan an elaborate theft and think they got away with it, only to discover someone slowly assassinating each member of the team. Is it Arnold?
Schwarzenegger tweeted this photo of his character on set, and we gotta say the guy looks like a badass. This may be as close as we've gotten to Arnold's former action-movie days, and we're diggin' the multiple tattoos etched across his arm and neck. In the film, due out next year, Schwarzenegger stars alongside Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Josh Holloway and more.
So what do you think about both of these movies? Does Arnold have what it takes to return as Conan? He certainly still knows how to throw around a badass stare, we'll give him that.
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