Schwarzenegger: ‘Terminator 5 is not on the drawing board’

Musclebound actor says there are no firm plans for another 'Terminator' movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger has insisted there are no firm plans for another Terminator movie.

The actor starred as the cyborg assassin in 1984’s The Terminator, coining the famous catchphrase “I’ll be back”. He later stayed true to his word, returning for sequels in 1991 and 2003.

A fourth film, Terminator Salvation, came out in 2009, but did not feature the bodybuilding Austrian. Last year (2011), it was reported that Schwarzenegger was returning to the series in a new sequel from Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.

However, Schwarzenegger now seems to have denied this in a new interview with Empire. When asked whether the franchise still had life, he replied: “They have been trying to put a script together but I’ve not seen it, so I’ve no idea. There’s nothing on the board at this point. Nothing on the plan.”

Schwarzenegger, now 65, also discussed how age will affect his screen persona from now on. He explained: “In the end you perform for the people. When you’re not believable as the guy doing high kicks and flying through the air, then you have to punch up other areas and rely more on drama. This change and what happens in the near future with all my movies is all going to be a good experience for me. I have to broaden myself, expand and concentrate on the acting and on the characters.”

Schwarzenegger was seen most recently in The Expendables 2, which came out in August (2012). His next film, The Last Stand, is due in early 2013 and will be his first leading role in a decade.