Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger recently teased his interest in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), stating that he would consider starring in a Marvel movie if the project met his expectations.
Schwarzenegger praised his son-in-law Chris Pratt‘s performance in Vol. 3 of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, sharing that Pratt crushed” it.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Gives Condition For Starring In A Marvel Movie
In a recent interview for Men’s Health, the iconic actor, known for his roles in blockbuster films like “Terminator” and “Predator,” revealed his enthusiasm for the superhero genre and his willingness to take on a part in the popular Marvel franchise.
The 75-year-old actor acknowledged the significant impact the MCU has had on the film industry. When asked if he’ll consider starring in a Marvel movie, he said, “If the role is right!”
While the “Commando” star did not mention any specific Marvel characters he has in mind, the actor’s imposing physique and commanding presence make him a natural fit for physically demanding roles, be it a hero or villain.
Marvel Studios has been known to cast established actors in its films, with stars like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson becoming synonymous with their respective characters. Schwarzenegger’s inclusion in the MCU would undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience and a dedicated fanbase, further enhancing the franchise’s global appeal.
He Heaped Praises On His Son-In-Law, Chris Pratt
Schwarzenegger showered praises on his fellow actor and son-in-law, Chris Pratt, after watching the highly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” Vol. 3. He took to social media to express his admiration for Pratt’s exceptional performance in the Marvel superhero blockbuster.
The former Governor of California and seasoned Hollywood actor utilized his Twitter account to share his thoughts on the film, specifically Pratt’s portrayal of the charming and humorous Star-Lord.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 28, 2023
Schwarzenegger’s tweet stated, “Saw #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol3 last night and WOW, @prattprattpratt, you crushed it. A non-stop, perfect mix of comedy and action. I loved it, and I’m very, very proud of you.”
The “Jurassic World” actor, 43, is married to Schwarzenegger’s daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger. They share two children, Lyla Maria, 2, and 11-month-old Eloise Christina. He is also father to 10-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with his ex-wife Anna Faris.
Arnold Schwarzenegger To Make Return To The Big Screen
As reported by Deadline, the former California governor is set to return to the big screen in an upcoming action-packed film titled “Breakout,” following a 4-year hiatus from the film industry.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Scott Waugh, “Breakout” promises an adrenaline-fueled rollercoaster ride filled with intense action sequences and high-stakes drama.
In the movie, Schwarzenegger portrays Terry Reynolds, a stepfather who finds his stepson unjustly imprisoned in a foreign country and makes a move to rescue him.
Per People, magazine, the film’s official synopsis, the actor’s character “must overcome an overzealous prison warden in a race against time to avoid capture and flee the country” after his stepson is framed for a crime and imprisoned.
Filming will reportedly begin in Eastern Europe later this year.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Reflects On His Divorce From Maria Shriver
The actor recently made headlines as he reflected on his previous marriage to Maria Shriver during a cover interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He called the divorce “my failure” while acknowledging that it was a “very difficult” one.
Schwarzenegger married Shriver in April 1986 but ended their marriage after she filed for a divorce in 2021, following his public admittance of fathering a child, Joseph Baena, with their longtime housekeeper Mildred Baena.
Schwarzenneger revealed that he still loves his ex-wife but doesn’t miss being married, as he shared that he’s currently happy with his girlfriend.
“The divorce was very, very difficult in the beginning. Eventually, you move on. I have a wonderful girlfriend, [physical therapist] Heather Milligan, who is very successful. I’m proud of her and love her,” he said.