Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered a chance to reprise his role as Dutch in Shane Black's The Predator (Predator 4) but apparently he turned it down. The reason for Schwarzenegger turning down the role seems to be due to the fact that the role itself was not prominent enough for his liking. During a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Schwarzenegger addressed questions about his potential return to the Predator franchise by saying:
They asked me, and I read it, and I didn’t like it — whatever they offered. So I’m not going to do that, no. Except if there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won’t do that.
Following the interview going live, some fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure with Schwarzenegger's call. Shane Black responded to a couple fans as well concerning Arnold's dismissal of the role, tweeting:
Me too... I spoke with him, I think it was that he didn't have enough to do. Enough presence in the film.
It's unfortunate to see Schwarzenegger was not willing to provide even a momentary cameo in The Predator, especially considering his limited screentime in the first Expendables movie. The fact that a role was written into the script for him suggests Dutch will be referenced at least in some capacity.
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