Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Coming Back To The Big Screen

Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear later this year in Breakout.

By TeeJay Small | Updated

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Noted pothole expert and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is preparing to make his long-awaited return to film this year, with his latest action film Breakout expected to launch at Cannes Film Festival. According to a write-up in Deadline, the new movie is set to be the first appearance of Schwarzenegger in a feature film since 2019’s highly forgettable Terminator sequel Terminator: Dark Fate. With The Expendables 4 filmmaker Scott Waugh on board to direct, the film looks like it’s shaping up to be a high-adrenaline hit, taking the Austria-born star back to his iconic action roots.

Throughout the years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a name for himself as the king of high-octane action and musclebound Hollywood thrillers. Debuting his on-screen career as Hercules in 1970, the actor-turned-politician dominated box offices across the 1980s and 1990s with such major hits as Conan the Barbarian, Predator, and several installments in the Terminator franchise. Though his many ambitious endeavors have taken him away from the silver screen in recent years, the bodybuilder has continued to appear in a series of smaller roles during his hiatus.

Schwarzenegger’s recent IMDb credits include voice roles such as a one-episode appearance as a game show host in Danny DeVito’s FXX animated series Little Demon and a voiceover reprisal as Dutch in the 2020 video game Predator: Hunting Grounds. Schwarzenegger is currently signed on to many upcoming projects, with Breakout scheduled to film in Eastern Europe later this year. He has half a dozen upcoming projects in the works, and it looks like Breakout is just the beginning of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career resurgence.

Breakout is set to follow Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terry Reynolds as he overcomes a corrupt prison warden and a race against time to exonerate his stepson after he has been framed for a crime he did not commit. With his back against the wall, Reynolds resolves to break his stepson out of a maximum security prison in a foreign country, where he has been sentenced to 25 years. No casting details are available at this time, but the plot synopsis certainly feels reminiscent of Schwarzenegger’s action classics of yesteryear.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s other upcoming projects include legacy sequels such as The Legend of Conan, which will see the aging bodybuilder reprising his role as the legendary barbarian, and Triplets with Danny DeVito, a sequel to their 1988 buddy comedy Twins. In Triplets, Schwarzenegger and DeVito discover that they have a third previously-unknown sibling, played by comedy legend Eddie Murphy. Staying true to his action roots, Schwarzenegger is also slated to star in an upcoming Netflix series, FUBAR, as a retired CIA agent who must enter the field for one last mission.

FUBAR is set to arrive on the streamer on May 25th, giving all of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biggest fans eight episodes of content to tide them over until his epic return to film. With so much on his plate currently in post-production, we’ll likely be seeing a whole lot of the action hero very soon.