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He said he’d be back. Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in “Terminator Salvation”

McG

, waffled over whether they would use Arnold’s likeness in the new movie – which is due in theaters May 21st.

Schwarzenegger had made it clear that it would have to be done digitally. He’s too busy being the Governator to devote time to the movie. Both he and McG have recently said they didn’t know whether Arnold would make it into the movie.

Their uncertainty always seemed like a smokescreen to me. I mean, the film’s digital effects are being handled by

George Lucas

’ Industrial Light Magic. I think they know what they’re doing.

Now it’s been confirmed by

Variety

that the governor will indeed appear in the film.

It was originally thought that Arnold’s image would be superimposed onto the body of

Roland Kickinger certainly does look like Arnold.

Now it is being said that an old body-cast of Arnold taken during the first “Terminator” will be used to make a digital image. It is unclear if Kickinger will still be used.

Either way, this is awesome news! It may even help me to

overlook

the fact that the movie is going to be rated PG-13.

| Eric Winkler, ewinkler@kcstar.com

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