So Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator sequel just got a little more interesting. According to WWE Examiner, there is a version of the film being written specifically for The Rock in which Dwayne Johnson will battle Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Apparently a script that is being floated around is a prequel set in the 1940s or ’50s, with Schwarzenegger playing the hero. As the Examiner writes:
Incredibly, Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today’s standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination.
This wouldn’t be the first time The Rock has joined an already established franchise. He breathed new life into the Fast & Furious series, helped kickstart a new era for G.I. Joe and even managed to resuscitate Brendan Fraser’s Journey to the Center of the Earth (sorry, I missed that one).
This is all speculation, but the prospect of Arnie squaring off against The Rock, definitely has me intrigued.
Let us know what you think of the prequel setting in the comments. And by the way, in case you forgot, this isn’t the first time they’ve been paired onscreen. Arnie had a brief cameo in 2003′s The Rundown.