The role in which we might see Schwarzenegger, but no luckBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-role-in-which-we-might-see-schwarzenegger-but-no-luck
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a favorite actor of millions. The legend of bodybuilding has played over 50 roles in films and there could be more, if not for the circumstances. What films have passed the Iron Arnie as he looked in them?
Even before his famous role in "Conan the barbarian", Schwarzenegger had a chance to become the protagonist of the film "the Incredible Hulk" (The Incredible Hulk). He even participated in the auditions, but thought the film's unconvincing because of the growth. 188 cm Arnold was not enough and the role was given to Lou Ferrigno main competitor of the future Terminator in bodybuilding.
By the way, the role of a ruthless robot killer from the future also almost passed by Schwarzenegger. James Cameron absolutely did not see Arnold in this role and the participation of the actor in the shooting, insisted the Studio "Orion". Yes, they were also not supposed to be inflated guy Terminator, and wanted to give him the role of Kyle Reese the father of John Connor and the Resistance hero.
Cameron literally asked to meet with Schwarzenegger and the Director agreed to leave him alone. The result was not only the approval of Arnie for the role, but the change in the concept of the film. Initially it was planned to make cyborg killer or naked guy from the crowd, without the noise and dust to carry out a deadly mission.
There is also no one confirmed story about what the creators of "Strangers" could not find common language about the fee amount with Sigourney weaver and was ready to give up its services. It was planned to rewrite the script and removed from Ripley, replacing it with the big guy who fought to the death with the alien.
It was quite a possible option, as David Giler in one of interview has told that "Strangers" was conceived as a standalone movie, not connected with the first and without Ellen Ripley. To remove it as a continuation decided later Cameron himself. But weaver still agreed and so Arnold in this sci-Fi action movie we saw.
Few people know that in addition to the two existing "of Kononov" and "Red Sonya", we could see another movie of this wonderful series — "Conan the conqueror". In this film, as conceived by Dino de Laurentiis, muscular barbarian had become king of Aquilonia.
Catastrophic failure to hire "Red Sonia" so disappointed in Schwarzenegger, that he refused the offer to star in the sequel. And in General don't agree on the sequels, not counting, of course, "the Terminator".
In the early 2000s, the Director of "Conan the barbarian" by John Milius, again appealed to the actor to participate in the new project "King Conan: Crown of Iron". But nothing happened, as the Studio was afraid to invest in the plot, which is considered obsolete.
Interesting, but the idea of king Conan is still alive and recently the 70-year-old Schwarzenegger has expressed a desire to play the role of the ruler of Aquilonia, who was bored with his quiet life of the monarch. It is not known whether filmed a movie in the future and whether it is necessary generally.
Playing in the "terminator" Arnie was eager to gain a foothold in the world of fiction and planned to play a major role in the "Robocop" by Paul Verhoeven. I liked the idea of the entire team of the upcoming film, with the exception of specialists in special effects. They stated that to make a Robocop costume for a guy that size would be too expensive and the role was given to Peter Weller.
The actor later still starred in Verhoeven in the famous action movie "total Recall". Almost at the same time Schwarzenegger was offered to play the role of an ordinary Brute in "full Metal shell". Maybe Arnold would agree, but he had to abandon the role in "the Running man", and to do this he could not.
By the way, "die hard" we could also witness the mega Arnie as the Director of "Commando," Joel silver remembered the Schwarzenegger, when he considered the script of the film based on the book by Roderick Thorp, "Nothing lasts forever". The gunman's ex-military rescued the people captured by terrorists in a skyscraper, where he worked for his daughter.
The actor refused a tempting offer, as I didn't want to appear in the sequel after "Kononov". In addition, Arnold found it amusing that he would have to deal with German terrorists, having a pronounced southern German accent. Because of his failure we can enjoy the franchise, "die hard" with Bruce Willis.
Schwarzenegger was invited to the sequel to "Predator". John Davis wanted the actor continued his deadly duel with the alien monster in the jungles. Arnold wanted nothing to do with the sequel, but the decisive role was played not enough impressive amount of the fee.
In the 90-ies, when James Cameron had the idea first "spider-Man", the role of the enemy of a superhero, Doctor Octopus, was planned to give the Iron Arnie. The Peter Parker in the movie was supposed to play young Leonardo DiCaprio. From the plan came to nothing due to the fact that the Studio Carolco in the bankruptcy.
For this reason, were not filmed another movie — a "Crusade". In it, Schwarzenegger was to play a major role — a bastard of a major feudal Lord, the will of fate became a robber. According to the script the main character was caught and sentenced to be hanged, but instead he joined the Crusade. The misadventures of the illegitimate heir continued in captivity by the Saracens.
When the Studio Carolco filed for bankruptcy, Schwarzenegger acquired the rights to the script "Crusade". The actor pushed around a lot with him trying to attach the project for Columbia, Disney and 20th Century Fox Video, but it came to nothing.
It should be noted that in the review of the script at AICN "Crusade," described as a direct competitor to the failed "Alexander Nevsky" and "Lawrence of Arabia" and most of the great unrealized projects of the 90s. To unfulfilled because of the bankruptcy of Carolco ideas include the sequel to "total Recall" where Arnie had to go back to the image of Douglas Quaid.
Although, even if the Studio did not cease to exist, participation in the project Schwarzenegger was a big question. First, Arnold did not like the script continue, and, secondly, you already know his special attitude to the sequels.
The script was in the end not so bad and it was possible to implement already in the 2000s, Fox. In explanation Spielberg filmed graciously by critics and audience Thriller "minority report" with Tom cruise in the lead role.