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Perhaps the Gov won't be in THE EXPENDABLES, and perhaps he will!

Hey folks, Harry here... It seems there's a possibility that my source was a bit too exuberant about the certainty of Arnold Schwarzeneggar signing aboard. The whole thing is very dependent upon what happens with Arnold's primary gig as the Governor of California. As most of you know, California has been hit brutally by the financial nightmare that has descended upon the world. If you read DRUDGE or any of the papers in California, you can see a stern faced Arnold working with the California legislature to find a way to fix some of the insanity that's happening in that state. That's the primary job that Arnold is working on over the rest of his term as Governor. If there's some daylight in there somewhere, he might possibly find the time to do his friend, Stallone, a favor by being in THE EXPENDABLES. My source also tells me that if this miracle does come to pass, you'll find Arnie not as the Governor, but as something a bit more gritty, scarred and brutalized. So... where are things? Well, let's just say - if a fucking miracle happens and California's economy turns around... we might have a miracle pairing on screen. However, if the nightmare in front of California stays murky... We may just have to wait for a brighter day. Let's all keep our fingers crossed for Sly & the state of California.

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  • Feb. 18, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Fingers Crossed

    by serveux

    This would be awesome,if it were to happen.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    That is disappointing

    by Animation

    It would have been nice to see it happen. No, I dont have confidence that things will turn around quickly. Ah well.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    No miracle, so no Arnie

    by Frisco

    Unless somehow the press puts as much pressure on the legislature to cut spending as it has on that one wavering Republican to vote for increasing taxes, and that just isn't going to happen. Bummer man, I was looking forward to Arnold's appearance in this flick.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Your sources suck!

    by theBigE

    Yesterday it was a done deal! C'mon Harry, as exciting as it is, don't keep yanking our chain!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I thought your source was Stallone!

    by theBigE

    Not Frank Stallone!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Here's hoping...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Hoping this whole damn thing gets resolved soon. So that begs the question...if Arnie's a no-show, who should take his place? Kurt Russell? Bruce Willis? Chuck Norris?

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    WHY NOT DONATE HIS CHECK TO CALIFORNIA?

    by Mullah Omar

    One day of film work can probably pay for a school lunch program for a whole year. Arnie can print money by doing films and may as well do so for his state.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Arnie has to be in it now..

    by Captain RawBeard

    I will be gutted if he can't do it. I read an interview with Van Damme who said he was offered a role in the Expendables but he turned it down the idiot. I think the praise from JCVD has gone to his head.<br> <br> With this cast all the film needs is glorious set pieces like the finale of the last Rambo film and will probably be the best (action) film ever.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Arnold and Willis, please....

    by The Dum Guy

    It is the only thing that will make this better than bestest.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    "gritty, scarred and brutalized"

    by redtom

    Exxxxxcelllentttt!!!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    His check

    by HEADGEEK

    Arnie was doing this as a favor, not for cash

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Harry, get on the bat phone to Obama...

    by redtom

    ...and ask him to give Arnie a note so he can go play with his friend Sylvester...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?

    by CherryValance

    http://tinyurl.com/adsc94 I lied. XD He looks happy there. I dunno that Calfornia's all that important. I always heard it was going to float into the ocean one day so who cares if it has any money or not? He needs to be in The Expendables though. This is serious.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Arnie, call in sick

    by rhcp2sweet

    Then just go shoot for 2 days.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    why cant arnie do 1 day??

    by coltrautman

    its not like it would interfere with the states affairs really...he could do it on a weekend...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Arnie, get your ass on here...

    by redtom

    ... do it for a check - but donate the check to the state of California - everybody wins...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Priorities

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Arnold's first obligation is to idiot talkbackers, THEN California

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    You know it makes sense...

    by redtom

    ...or so my simplistic grasp of political affairs would have me believe - you get a hero's return to the screen, we get our 80's action hero revival bust up and Calif gets a (probly temporary) reprieve (somewhere)...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah Arnie skive

    by Captain RawBeard

    Phone up and say "I aff der shiiits I wont be aht thurk for 3 dayss" - go film Expendables scene and then when film comes out go "dats not me dats cgi"

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Take the SAG minimum, give it to California

    by Mullah Omar

    Bonus points for doing it on a weekend. The Governor is permitted to have days off. If Arnie thinks that using a weekend to raise money for California is going to lose him an election, then he must have serious problems with his voters.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    mullaromar

    by coltrautman

    This is arnold last Term as governor...he cant run again because of term limits..

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Well, then there's nothing to lose

    by Mullah Omar

    Maybe he thinks this will hurt his legacy or something. Seems weird.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Great.

    by otm shank

    Now I can root for the turnaround of Cali's economy not because I live in the state and I'm having a difficult time finding work, but because I want to see Ahnuld cameo in a movie.<p> Christ.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Good job crybabies

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    His political advisors all saw you guys bitching and throwing a fit, telling him to go back to his govenor job. Thanks a lot. Now instead of Arnold in The Expendables, a real, badass fucking movie I can sit and see with my own eyes, he's off waving his arms to fix the "economy" this big invisible thing every one has got together and agreed is "down" at the moment. Stocks are down because the stock buyers are reading how the economy is down, which people are writing because stocks aren't being bought, or whatever, it's all bullshit, it's all A LIE AGREED UPON, it's a big fucking nothing, let's say the dollars worth a lot now, no wait, let's say it's worth not so much. Fuck the lot of you.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    So, Harry.. your *ahem* source *ahem*, was *ahem*...wrong eh?

    by Sephiroid

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Someone jumped the gun

    by cbebop007

    This big EXCLUSIVE AICN story goes from being an orgasmic certainty ("So there you have it. Sly and Arnie are both in this film.") to a slight-chance miracle. Not sure if the source or Harry is to blame for jumping the gun (wanted to beat other websites?), but man is it shitty.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    i always wished Arnold would do the King Conan flick

    by Groothewarrior

    like they hinted at the end of his Conan movies, a shame hes too busy now.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Your Source

    by Cleefus

    Dude, I hope your source isn't ABKing!? UGH, then we know Arnie's not going to be in this film. If Arnie is in the film, I'd rather have him play someone other than himself anyway. It would be cheesy if he played Governor Roideneiter.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    my source

    by HEADGEEK

    knows exactly what is going on, it just changed today.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    and

    by HEADGEEK

    my source isn't AB KING and couldn't be higher, the source just asked to be a source and not a very recognizable name

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Harry, your source is Stallone!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Just admit it already.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The only source ABKing is is of extreme laughter.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    And pity.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    and isn't Arnold thinking about running for Senator in 2010?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Could we get this resolved before LOST starts?

    by The Dum Guy

    I don't need any thing else to keep me guessing what is going to happen.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Now aren't all you ashamed of your premature ejaculation?

    by jimmay

    This morning you were all proclaiming the second coming, now that reality is set in, so does the hangover. Get used to it, because there'll be more disappointment in store when you realize the movie is just as empty and childish as the action fare of the 1980s you so sadly cherish.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Screw the economy, Arhnold.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Stallone's movies are more important than global economy, and you know it.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, and it's not even global economy!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    It's the economy of some damn US state - THAT is more important to Ahrnold than a chance to be grizzly and scarred? And possibly munch a cigar? <p> <p> By the way, I look over to my left, and, somewhere, Kurt Russell is laughing at all this.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    California's budget deficit

    by aikimoe

    is equal almost exactly to the amount that the state's budget has increased since Arnold became governor, which is nearly twice the rate of inflation and population growth. Just something to think about.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Arnold Makes $1 A Year As Governor

    by thelordofhell

    Sometimes, you get what you pay for.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Well, what can I say?

    by drompter

    He was expendable anyway.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    This is like being promised sex only to have your GF die

    by Stengah

    then how will you blow your load!? HOW!?

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Get All That Sympathy Sex From Her Friends

    by thelordofhell

    What, you never boinked a girl's friends after her funeral?

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I'd say California has been brutally hit...

    by James Westfall

    By rampant socialism, high taxes and its own high gas prices due to its insane fuel restrictions. They bought their tickets. Let 'em crash.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    First of all

    by technotranceporter

    I don't care, Arnold is THE SHIT, and maybe I'm being lazy here but who is directing this? I'd go to IMDB but I don't dare too...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Fuck it

    by technotranceporter

    I checked my self. No need to worry about me. Stallone eh'? Bad F'ing ass!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    California has been hit brutally

    by Immortal_Fish

    Arnie fucked things up worse than what landed Davis in recall. Those people could have had McClintok, but noOOoo. They had to have their famous RINO instead. I'd write "Fuck 'em" but it's prolly my tax dollars at stake and I don't even live in CA!<P>"a way to fix some of the insanity that's happening in that state."<P>Wasn't the World Healer supposed to ensure that none of this shit would happen? What about the change we could believe in?

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Immortal_Fish . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    It's his SECOND MONTH in OFFICE. My God, give the guy a chance to F'N breathe.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Arnold, you will take the measly few days to shoot your scenes..

    by OgreYouAsshole

    so says Obi Wan as he waves his hand in front of your face.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I know!

    by Series7

    How about a portion of the movie gross goes to California.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Maybe Stallone can shoot Arnie's scenes last.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    At a point when a well-deserved vacation is due. Anyway, it's only for a few days.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I've never cared so much for the economy in my life

    by T 1000 xp professional

    until I heard the one man leaving who can't be EXPENDABLE ;) ... damnittt ARRNOOLLLLDDDD COMMMME BACKKK.... 1 day off isn't gonna do anything. The liberals are the only ones that care about that nonsense, we Americans just care about the end result..... You need to be in this movie. the industry has been pussified and you and your bud Stallone knows it.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    You hear that toilet flushing?

    by SomaShine

    Thats the sound of the last ounce of credibility AICN ever had saying goodbye. What a joke Harry

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    STALLONE: PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

    by ABking

    Sly, you and Arnold should both give away 100 million from each of your fortunes and help California so that Arnold can be in the film. BUT for real, it shouldn't be too hard for Arnold to take 3 days out of his schedule to film his part...AND THE GREAT NEWS BEING...that his part is a character and not him playing himself:) OH HAPPY DAY!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I'm sure if Arnie was doing it as a favor

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    he'd donate the money to charity.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Just think Arnold...

    by OgreYouAsshole

    If you join the cast, the movie will make that much more money, the industry will be in better shape, and things will trickle from there... much like my hard-on when I first heard you were in it.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Cleefus and IAmJack'sUserID: two pathetic clones!

    by ABking

    Flush yourselves down the toilet already and wait for this amazing news to get official.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Come on guys - What's changed from Yesterday?

    by hallmitchell

    Harry was your source Stallone? I think it was. So California was in great shape just yesterday was it? He won't be in it.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Please get rid of the video ads - I live in Australia.

    by Amy Chasing

    Usage is expensive here.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    ARNOLD: FILM IS FOREVER, POLITICS is NOT!

    by ABking

    Arnold, take 3 days out of your schedule and bring your kids and wife to the set to have some family vacation time and film your BAD ASS PART!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    way to spread rumors around the internets

    by Gungan Slayer

    geez, everyone got excited about this news, now it turns out it probably won't happen. Sigh.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Arnie doing THE EXPENDABLES for no money shows respect

    by ABking

    Harry, good thing pointing out that Arnie wouldn't get paid for his role in THE EXPENDABLES. Alot of the morons that post under AICN should check themselves and get off their high horse. Lets hope Arnie finds some time for his pal Stallone. Arnie should go back to films in 2011 and start living life again and having fun for himself. He's trying his hardest as CA governor and his time has come to do for himself again! Follow CLINT EASTWOOD Mr. Governor!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    What is happening with Stallone's POE film?

    by LoneGun

    That's another one that has me quite excited. He seems an unlikely filmmaker for a movie about Edgar Allan Poe, but somehow that makes me only more curious about how he'll handle the subject. As for THE EXPENDABLES, I'm still thrilled about it, with or without Schwarzenegger

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    FUCK

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Please let this happen. I fucking hate the economy!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    A fiendish plot.

    by C Legion

    Harry, you and your "source" are clearly just fucking with us to keep the hype up.<p>Which is fine by me, Arnie will be in "The Expendables".

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Who cares when our eyes are gonna be fucked by Avatar ?

    by Se7en

    No Arnie-Sly in the same frame together... Sorry, no interest.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    POE could be Sly's Academy Awards movie.

    by ABking

    Better he do the big action movies now: RAMBO (2008), THE EXPENDABLES (2010), 5TH RAMBO (2012).

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing

    by Bloo

    and this is just a guess, that yesterday everything was locked up and finalized, then as AICN reported it other websites reported it as well and word got around and either his opponents or his advisors thought "wait a miniture this doesn't look good" and backpaddeled everything. It wasn't about AICN jumping the gun or spreading rumors it's about politics and apperances

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    "From the director of RAMBO and THE EXPENDABLES..."

    by LoneGun

    "...comes the unforgettable story of America's most brilliant literary mind...a tale of tragedy...and of triumph...... P O E ...Coming Soon."

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    HAHA ARNOLD IS BUSY BATTLING REPUBLICANS TO DO EXPENDABLES

    by BringingSexyBack

    He needs to go full Conan on the Cali Repubs. I swear, nothing would please Republicans more than the complete dismantling of America.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    THE SOURCE IS ME. I AM SLY AND HAVE BROUGHT SEXY BACK.

    by BringingSexyBack

    See RAMBO for proof.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    CGI ARNOLD IS THE ANSWER

    by BringingSexyBack

    All the Arnold, none of the guilt.

  • LMAO!

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    by Stengah

    AVATAR

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    I second that idea. Donating his check to the state would be a really generous thing to do. Its not like he can't afford it.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    (Ahem)btw harry(ahem)

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Your source (ahem)can suck (ahem) my balls

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    My gawd, Harry, your sources FUCKING SUCK!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And [quote] "the financial nightmare that has descended upon the world" [end/quote] was actually started by a bunch of dumbass real estate brokers.<p>My goodness, teh world sucks. Big time.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Shut the, ahem, fuck up, ahem, Harry

    by Uga

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    KNSD - San Diego bags on Arny in this movie

    by Heckles

    The local NBC affiliate promo'd a story talking about the budget, a clip of someone budget talks asleep, then the v/o goes "And now the governor is going to fight Rambo?" with a clip from (John) Rambo. Hilarious. He will never be in the flick now.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    if Arnie cant do it..

    by armando

    Bring in Gabriel Cash! I mean Kurt Russle... Tango and Cash.. Cash and Tango... Back together again..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I bet Van Dam..

    by armando

    is sitting in a dark room somewhere regretting his decision..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by armando

    What Carl Wheathers is doing right now.. Sly should call him up for this movie..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    What if Sly..

    by armando

    Is just fucking with us... Maybe at the end of the movie Sly's tough guy team will show up to the final battle in a dark room and boom! The lights go on is a huge room with mirrors everywhere and where steven segal and JCVD are the bad guys.. Fucking epic...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    gosh

    by armando

    I'm fucking bored right now...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    kevin costner???

    by armando

    Just playing..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    kevin costner and richard gere

    by armando

    should play inocent by standers that get killed in this movie..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    OK.. Last one..

    by armando

    Adrian Paul and Christopher Lambert should have a chance at this movie!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I cant believe nobody has brought up..

    by armando

    Liam Neeson!!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    What about

    by armando

    a fight with Ray Park and Jet LI??

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    This move has to have a scene..

    by armando

    Where this team of badasses are being droped off in a jungle from a helicoptor with "Long tall salley" is playing over the radio!!! OOOh ooH OOh baby, Im a have me some fun fo toniighght..

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Arnie call it a governing day....

    by Prossor

    and do Conan 3 you shithead!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I Imagine The Weed Biz In Cali Helps Alot

    by Broseph

    another reason to legalize it

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    schwarzeneggEr

    by tvs_frank

    please stop misspelling Arnold's fucking name!!!!!!! jesus fucking christ man!!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Fuck anyone blaming ARNOLD for California's woes!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I put this post mistakenly in the other talkback, but meant to put it here since this EXPENDABLES thread is about Arnold himself. So sorry to all about the repeat. But first of all, this movie sounds more awesome by the day. I agree with everyone -- just work in Kurt Russell (I'd love Norris as well) and then for the true cum shot have surprise cameos by Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood AFTER the end credits roll (ala the Samuel Jackson scene in IRON MAN) and this will we awesomeness personified for the ages. Imagine the movie ending...credits roll...and then we cut back to a scene of Stallone standing in the Oval Office and President Eastwood says "I have a new mission for you. Let me introduce your military advisor" and in walks Willis. Fade out. Sequel made in Heaven!<P>And on a political note, screw those saying ARNOLD is to blame for all of California's woes. For crying out loud, he's a moderate Republican having to deal with a Democratic legislature, which has been 100% Democrat controlled for ages as well. Not to mention, the state is $32 BILLION -- that's billion with a "B" -- in the hole because out here we provide friggin' state services at the drop of a hat, not to mention we have bullshit things like property taxes that aren't even reflective of the actual property because people out here SAY they want to help other people...they'll VOTE for all sorts of extended state social services...and yet then they'll turn right around and REFUSE to actually PAY for them. Which always leads to the bullshit California argument it's somehow the most valuable state in the nation and the rest of the country should be happy California is here -- at which point friggin' Californians expect the rest of the nation to pay for it's Leftist socialistic programs.<p>Seriously, speaking as a transplanted New Yorker out here, I've never understood the crock of the native Californian argument that you always hear -- namely that California has the equivalent of the "world's 5th largest economy all on it's own" (at which point Californians like to thump their chests over that in an arrogant way). Well, if that's so true and you're such the financial powerhouse then WHY the fuck can't you balance a friggin' budget and WHY the fuck can't you pay your own goddamn bills for all your own bullshit social programs that you voted for?<p>Oh that's right, that brings us full circle. You have numb nuts out here who want all these social programs, they just don't want to PAY for them.<p>Add to which you have an exploding illegal alien population which is now up to 8% of the state's population, who according to a recent LA TIMES article costs the state over $5 Billion a year in deficit spending -- meanwhile other studies put it as high as $10 billion. So just chew on that, too. If the state's $32 billion in the hole, you're talking about a FULL THIRD of the deficit being created and eaten up by people who SHOULDN'T EVEN BE HERE.<p>And for crying out loud, every time Arnold did want to raise taxes or at least trim the state government, the Democrats in the state legislature wouldn't let him do it because being good Democrats they just couldn't find ANYTHING to cut. After all, the state couldn't POSSIBLY live on without EVERYTHING it had already pushed through...and then some! And now look where that's gotten California. Completely broke and shit up the creek in a state where a Left-leaning populace STILL believes the state should be picking up the tab for just about everything -- or even worse, now they feel all of YOU living in the other 49 states should be picking up THEIR tab as well.<p>Bottom line: California's woes aren't Arnold's making. It's due to the nut jobs of California constantly not thinking and constantly voting irresponsibly, compounded by a state legislature that can't even balance a fucking check book, and now the state is finally having all its chickens come home to roost. Frankly, if there's one state in the nation that DESERVES to go bankrupt so it's FORCED to rebuild itself from the ground floor up, it's California.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Well, you know whatever, the movie still sounds fucking awesome

    by IndustryKiller!

    If he has a good script and give the thing a palpable atmosphere then we have one massively cool project to look forward to.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    This fucking sucks

    by masteryoda007

    Please confirm your souces next time Harry, you mean bastard. I bet you like taking candy from babies you sick fucker? .

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    "descended upon the world?"

    by Dingbatty

    More like, intentionally brought upon the world.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Arnie or not

    by kungfuhustler84

    I'm so ready to see this movie.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    It´s ok. That´s what sequels are made for.

    by joergn

    And I´m damn sure there will be one. Just save some starpower for that.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Hey and the main villains for part 2 are...

    by joergn

    greedy, slimy, selfcentered, overpaid bank managers of international banks, dealing with money they don´t have, causing a worldwide economical crisis. Or is this too far stretched. Arnie would surely bring some big guns for that one. ;-)

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Harry, you fucked up AGAIN!!!!!! How many FUCKIN times?

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Harry, time to think about retirement.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Harry is creepy...

    by quantize

    some of the namedropping and 'source' drivel he's been posting lately is deeply fucking creepy..just think, avoid this site and his 'force' goes to 'shwarz' I'm sure he's a nice guy to meet but theres a creepy fucking smarmy-ness going on lately

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Lie damage control warning!

    by ricarleite

    Fat fuck alert! Fat fuck alert!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    You guys slamming HARRY are a bunch of losers!

    by ABking

    For the losers personally slamming HARRY and AICN...SHUT THE FUCK UP and grow up! Go watch PREDATOR again and calm the fuck down!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Two words... Steve Guttenberg

    by TylerDurden3395

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Two more words... The Rock

    by TylerDurden3395

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    One more word... Taimak

    by TylerDurden3395

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    A.R.H.N.O.O.L.D.

    by alice 13

    8954 to go.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    GRATIS BITCH!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    His name is SCHWARZENEGGER!!!!!!!

    by Dreamseller

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape

    by jimmay

    A lot of that may well be true, but one huge aspect of the situation you're ignoring is the absolutely massive prison population in California. Arnold himself acknowledged the problem and vowed to reduce the costly exposure, but ultimately decided he didn't want to look like he wasn't "tough on crime" and abandoned the issue. Now they're seriously debating releasing some 50,000 prisoners helter skelter! If you want to look at one of the most immediate and politically unpopular reasons for California's defecit woes, look no further than the fact it has one of the largest prison systems in the world all by itself. <p> Illegal immigrants and entrenched, unaccountable Democrats contribute, sure, but to lay the blame entirely at their feet and ignore the 800 pound gorilla in striped pajamas is dishonest at best.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    People need to quit bringing up Chuck Norris...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for EXPENDABLES...it's insulting to Stallone and Arnold. Bruce Willis? Yes. Kurt Russel? Yes. The late grate Roy Sheider from BLUE THUNDER? Yes, but stop it with Chuck Norris, Van Damme and Stephen Seagal...those guys are a joke.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape- stop right there

    by Heckles

    Didn't read your diatribe. Don't have to. Your subject says it all. Assuming you are a fellow California resident, I will echo the statement of a late great president: the buck stops here. Period. The end. Paragraph(s) null.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    What about G.W. Bailey?

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Yo Arnold...just phone in and say you had bad sushi...

    by mr sulu

    ...and are gonna be on the toilet for the next couple of days...then just go film with Sly (NOT as your real life self though...need to be a general or the like)...then when the film comes out no one will care that you lied as everyone will be so blown away at how fucking awesome it is. and if you get the little man office jobsworth who rats on you just take them quietly to one side and say 'you remember that scene in Terminator 1 where i pulled the guys stomach out?'

  • *Hangs up...then does that laugh of his*

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    CHUCK NORRIS!!!!!!

    by BigDude

    Lone Wolf McQuade fuckers. Oh yeah.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    A brighter day or

    by Tindog42

    the next election for Governor.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    HEY! REPUBLICANS!

    by Saluki

    Get your heads out your asses, pass Arnie's budget, and get the hell outta the way!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Yeah fucking Lone Wolf McQuade

    by IndyCollector

    Rules. So does Code of Silence, Invasion U.S.A., The Delta Force. Hell even Firewalker is entertaining.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Harry's source is good. Best. Action. Movie. Ever.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    This project is quickly becoming the most exciting action film on the horizon, a modern "Dirty Dozen" with all the street cred anybody could ask for. I spoke with Harry via email yesterday, and I can't comment on anything due to my vow of secrecy under the code of Geek Illuminati, but his source is the highest of the high. Arnold will be there if there's any way possible while dealing with the serious issues he has to deal with in California.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    TylerDurden3395......Sho-Nuff respect

    by masteryoda007

    Gotta love your Taimak reference. Man I love the shit out of that movie. I just found out not long ago that the legend who played Sho-Nuff has now floated up to kung fu heaven which is a god dammed motherfuckin shame......Who's the greatest?....Sho-Nuf!......Who's the meanest?.....Sho-Nuff! Mr Nuff we salute you

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    No one gets the news around here?

    by skimn

    Cal-lee-fornia has passed a budget bill with tax increases and budget cuts...will that free the Guv up? Hell, at this point, Sly aould film him in front of a green screen to insert him for a cameo. It would take a couple of hours, and the fans would still be happy.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Arnold's Got A Real Job Now

    by Acquanetta

    I'm assuming this is less an issue of Arnold having the time, and more a question of political image. His first priority right now is the state of California, and the job he's been elected to do. It would look pretty bad if he took time off to film a cameo for a Sylvester Stallone movie. Sure, it sounds cool in a Talkback, but the real world would look at it differently. This is especially true of his political opponents.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Wonder if Sly will show off his tats vs. TREJOS's

    by ABking

    Danny TREJO is a great welcome addiction to this awesome cast...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Arnold IS THE problem in Kaleefornia

    by christian66

    Most of you defending our idiot governor have no clue - he was instilled as a plot by Ken Lay, Michael Milken, Darryl Issa and other big wigs to get him to drop the billions of dollars in lawsuits against Enron for gaming the California energy market in 2001. Gray Davis said he was going after them, and viola, instant RECALL. Thanks to a state of dumb starfuckers, including too many democrats like Steven Spielberg, Arnold cut the one-time car tax that gave the state millions just to look like a tough GOP tax-cutter -- well guess what? Arnie screwed the pooch and we'll be getting that tax back soon enough. Arnold is a liar, somebody only concerned with power. He may be a little more easygoin' but he also went to the RNC and called us "girly men." The biggest girly-man now is our cheap governor, who has thank gawd lost his shot at the presidency. Back to your regularly scheduled macho love fest...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    lost his shot at the presidency?

    by Bouncy X

    dont you have to be born in america to even be considered? dont think he ever had a chance.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Source wasn't the only one being too exuberant

    by EjkoUSC

    Okay between Quint and his blaming justjared for HIS DECISION to post Lohan/Nightmare on Elm Street casting news, and now Harry passing the buck to his Source for being too exuberant in giving him this casting tip... something's really getting annoying on this site. What's more is the way they always seem to respond to it is to blame the source rather than blame themselves for not chilling out and trying to verify its validity. (You seen Shattered Glass, Harry?). Get it together. Take some responsibility. Stop getting over excited over geek news until you figure your shit out first. And certainly dont blame your reckless and irresponsible sources. They arent sources if you arent relying on them. But you do.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The HarryFail Express Rolls On

    by ArcadianDS

    Way to step on your poncho.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    What if Arnold just appeared in EXPENDABLES...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and donated all of his compensation to the State of California? Hell, he could go back to making movies full time...make KING CONAN and solve California's budget problems at the same time. Papa Arnold! Thanks for knocking out California's rent! Now you get the big piece of chicken.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    by El Gooche

    There is nothing wrong with Arnold taking a day of (which everyone is entitled to) and filming this cameo. What's the difference between this and him just relaxing by his pool? He's still doing it on HIS time not the STATE'S.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I think the voters should come before the movie

    by Dr. Chim Richalds

    Actually, I can't think of a more obnoxious thing for a sitting governor to do than take time away from the job to shoot a movie while the state is crumbling around him. Then again, I would never have elected Arnold freaking Schwarzenegger to be the head of a local PTA, much less a state.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    "day off"

    by El Gooche

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    TOTAL RECALL SCHWARTZENEGGER

    by BringingSexyBack

    Musselhead had no business being in politics anyway. He was an entertainer should have stayed that way. The Expendables don't need Arnold - so far the cast is filled with ACTORS, and Arnold ain't no actor.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    RE: Lone Wolf McQuade

    by TylerDurden3395

    The scene where Chuck gets buried alive in his own truck, wakes up, opens the glove box, grabs a beer, pours it over his head and then puts the pedal to the metal and the truck RISES FROM THE GRAVE is awesome. It's like a White Trash version of Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    even three seconds as president obamenegger would be good

    by ironic_name

    see what I did there? I made a portmantau of obama and shwartzenegg...er. <P> negger... <P> obama... negger... <P> obama neggerOH SHIT! <P>

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    "Now you get the big piece of chicken"

    by ironic_name

    by chicken you mean brazilian hooker's ass?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    but flickapoo, thats a good idea

    by ironic_name

    since he got $60 mill for T3 <P> he could ask for $100 mill for king conan and pour the money back into public projects that are non funded.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Did you really think he'd do this?

    by #1 Zero

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Jean-Claude Van Damme is ready to accept Stallone's...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...offer to be in the Expendables. He wasn't ready before, but after giving it a lot of thought he has decided to join the cast and contribute to the film. Mr. Stallone, please contact Van Damme's agent to work out the details. You may need to do alot of reshoots, but Jean-Claude is willing to help out with the directing work if you need help.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck Van Damm

    by ABking

    While I like Van Damme, he turned down Stallone and it would make him a big chump to now beg Sly to get involved just because Arnie and all the other macho men in Hollywood seems to be involved. Van Damme should go and make Bloodflop 2 aka Bloodsport 2 and leave THE EXPENDABLES to the guys that said "yes" to Sly without wanting to "know about my character" bullshit!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    ironic_name

    by catlettuce4

    even my grrlfriend pissed herself laughing @ that comment...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I blame Arnold, but not because he cut taxes

    by Mel Gibsteinberg

    But because he wants to RAISE them. TB'ers like BSB and other have NO CLUE! <P>CA has the highest income tax in the union, the highest property tax in the union, the lowest threshold for tax payers in the country (in other words, the poorest people also pay taxes in this state, how's that for looking out for the little guy) and with all those tax dollars gues what? We still keep spending out of our minds. <P>The Dems only answer with the recent budget woes is to raise taxes, that's all they no how to do. They won't cut services, cause they don't know how to, nobody does. <P>Government's answer to shedding pounds is to cut off a leg, so then they say "Hey, you don't want lose a leg do you? NOOO? Then its time to pay more in taxes!" The real issue is that to get thinner you have to make incremental changes across the board. But the special interests, which control the state Democrats, which means the state itself, won't dare allow government to make even the slightest changes (no matter how reasonable) to their precious programs because that would mean less money in their corrupt coffers. Its a vicous problem, and one that Arnie couldn't stop cause he got killed by a bunch of lying lobbyists a few years ago who campaigned that he was going to kill teachers and rape babies. <P>I'd personally like Obama to step in and slap his Democrat brothers and sisters around out here and talk some sense into them. These would be my points to the Dems in CA: <P>Stop funding ever dumbass idea that shows up just because your hippie friend is on the board of directors! <P>Stop driving business out of the state and therefor public sector jobs. You can't just replace them all with government positions. Contrary to the wishes of many insane liberals in this state, this is still a capitalist republic, not a government enslaved socialist nation, at least not yet anyway. <P>Stop taking pay outs from corrupt special interests! <P>Stop being corrupt! <P>Until the Dems are willing to do this in CA, I only forsee more problems. And by the way, on most issues and on a national level, I vote Democrat, but to those in the rest of the country, you have to understand that CA Dems are special brand of moron. They are greedy, fat pigs who would step over their dead grandmothers in order to get their promised kick backs and perks. They make me sick and I was hoping that a moderate like Arnie would create change, instead he simply kissed up to the Republican establishment, while cowtowing to the corrupt political powers in the Democrat party.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    that is the

    by catlettuce4

    Obamanegger portmantau

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    ...I was only half kidding...it would be a great political...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...stunt. Arnold goes back to making movies full time as governor and turns all the profits over to "shovel ready" infrastructure projects...he'd be a hero and we'd get KING CONAN. Of course he'd have to roid up for the role...but we won't mention that if he doesn't...

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Arnold could shoot his films in CA for you snobs...

    by ABking

    For the morons that love to hate on Arnie as governor, maybe Arnie can shoot most of his future films in CA. Maybe KING CONAN or PREDATOR 3, TRUE LIES 2 or TERMINATOR 5. That would bring money to the state while Arnie comes back to Hollywood.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    So whose exclusive IS this?<br>TMZ says its theirs

    by ArcadianDS

    http://www.tmz.com/2009/02/18/stallone-schwarzenegger-expendable/ TMZ is claiming this is their exclusive and say that they talked to Sly himself. So how come he has no problem showing his name on TMZ.com, but has to be *ahem* TEH SORSE *ahem* over here.<p> what say you, Harry?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Why must every talkback devolve

    by Ebolarama

    into political bullshit? : (

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    State budget plan has been passed...

    by redtom

    ...right, that's that out of the way.<p>Arnie, your trailer is over there.<p>Sly, see you in the gym. <p>Wait, where's Russell?<p>You're still tryna get him? Ok.<p>Anythin else?<p> Willis' office said they'll call back? Great. <p>

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Hey California

    by Ebolarama

    You idiots elected a foreign bodybuilder-turned-actor as your fucking governor, and you're surprised he's doing a bad job? Also, guess what, politicians get days off. Would you rather Arnold spend a day off at the golf course, or on the set of The Expendables?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Give his check to California?

    by Zarles

    Christ, you thumbsucking assholes are stupid. First off, California is over 30 billion dollars in the hole. You think he'd get that much for the few days of work he was supposed to get?<p><p>Second, if you were paying attention and doing anything except calling Harry fat or reading anyone's posts except your own (which you weren't), Harry stated above that Arnold would be doing it for free as a favor to Sly. For those of you who are as dumb as I think you are, the word "free" means "no money". Got that? Or do I need to break out the flashcards?<p><p>Sorry, dipshits, but this isn't going to happen. You'll just have to find some other musclemen to jerk off to instead. May I recommend Tom of Finland?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Zarles...you will feel less angry once your second...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...testicle drops, I'm sure of it. We're just having a little hypothetical fun here. If you need something to rage about try the fact that you were never properly potty-trained and now your garbage can is so heavy with shit filled adult diapers that your sanitation company is discontinuing service and you will have to haul your fly infested depends to the town dump yourself.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Waaahhh! California is going through hard times!

    by Clavius

    Come live here in Michigan for a while, then you can bitch to me about hard times.<br> <br>Cawliforniah is paradise in comparison.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    california legislature has passed the budget!

    by coltrautman

    THIS JUST IN! California assembly and senate has approved a budget for Arnold to sign. hopefully that means he can be in THE EXPENDABLES now.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    It's ONE f'ing day...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    I wish whoever is suddenly complaining about this would get off their high horse. It sounds like, having combined TMZ's and Harry's stories, that the PRODUCER contacted Harry and TMZ, then perhaps MR. STALLONE contacted Harry to "correct" the "story." Just one more extra bit of bad P.R. that Gov. Schwarzy doesn't need right now, I'm guessing. My guess is the cameo shoot is already planned, their just going to keep it under wraps until we see the movie (which is probably what they should have done in the first place). I won't blame this on Stallone because it doesn't quite sound like something he would leak to intentionally mess with his good bud Schwarzy. By the way, isn't the story, from Stallone himself, that these two get together for stogeys like, EVERY SUNDAY, no matter what kind of shit is going on in the world?? So just use one of those upcoming "Sundays off" to shoot a scene...which is what, I imagine, will happen... in other words, folks, listen to Sam Jackson and CHIIIILL!!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    ROURKE BACK IN IRON MAN 2

    by BackRiverCatfish

    WTF!?!

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    As Ben on LOST just said.

    by TheKGB01

    I Don't Care

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Uh, Mel Ginsteinberg...

    by christian66

    Do you recall your electric bills soaring between 2000 and 2001? I do and it was due to CORRUPT REPUBLISCUM like Bush and Cheney refusing to put price caps on obvious Enron price manipulation -- thanks to de-regulation. Why don't you go listen to the tapes with Enron traders bragging about ripping off Cali's grandmothers. Then get back to me about Democrat fuck-ups. Enron raped this state and Arnold was sent in to make sure Enron didn't have to pay back. They didn't. In billions.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Arnold get's crap if he makes movies while in office.

    by The Skeptical

    And maybe he should. He did pledge to always put the governership before hollywood. What happened is that Arnold told Sly that yes, he'd try to do it (and for free). Think about his cameo in Run-Down. No pay, no credits, no advertising. A favor to a fellow actor. Harry finds out from his "source", and blabs in a big font about it. Arnolds critics start using it as an attack talking point. (And he has lots of critics right now.) So Arnold calls up Sly and says--whoa! Nobody was supposed to know yet. I'll have to wait and see, okay? Thats the Trouble With Harry. To quick to post without thinking of the ramifications.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Middle America morons

    by Heckles

    Didn't expect the lot of you to understand. Go back to sharing your 'Lost' theories, assholes.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    the expendables?

    by Coolhand_luke

    I give kudos to Sly for being so charitable with his friends....how else would they get work? Aging actors have to eat to.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    either that...

    by Coolhand_luke

    Or Sly got tired of eating PB&J or pasta with ketchup, everytime he went to his buddies houses for din,din.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by Zarles

    Why would I need Depends when I've been shitting in your mother's mouth all afternoon? She swallows, too, but I'm sure you knew that already.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    "Why must every talkback devolve into political bullshit? : ( "

    by Prossor

    Are you smoking a blunt? Did you see the title? Go stand in the fucking corner!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    change the movie title to THE KILLERS

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    more aggressive. that way we can go tell people we're "going to see Stallone, Arnold, Jet, Statham, Randy and Dolph in THE KILLERS!"<BR><BR> Sounds better.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    "BACK TO THE FUTURE" REMAKE - with ZAC EFRON - it's official

    by Ray Gamma

    I just heard it's defnitely happening now.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    This is the one

    by JuanSanchez

    http://tinyurl.com/dzx9qa

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    He should get a cheque...

    by Dolph

    ...and then donate it. Would look better than getting nothing and doing it at the weekend.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    ABKING

    by Dolph

    Do you really think these guys have 100million in DISPOSABLE income? I mean, they are super rich, but come on!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    SLY: get BRUCE WILLIS next ...

    by ABking

    BRUCE needs to blow some stuff up in this ACTION EXTRAVAGANZA!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    KING CONAN, TRUE LIES 2, PREDATOR 3

    by ABking

    KING CONAN - November 12, 2008, When I asked Avi Lerner who he was hoping to get to play Conan, he said, "To be honest, we're looking for a younger Arnold Schwarzenegger, someone we could sign to a three- or four-picture deal, because I see this as a real long-term franchise." Did he ever approach the governor about the part? "I saw Arnold in Las Vegas at the premiere of 'Rambo,' " Lerner says. "He said, 'Wait two years for me--I'll be coming back.' But I can't wait that long." Lerner says he offered Schwarzenegger $1 million just to do a one-day cameo in the picture. "I told him we could even shoot the scene in Sacramento," Lerner recalls. "He was smiling, but he didn't say yes. Maybe he can't take the money while he's still governor. That's OK, if he can't take the money, I'd donate it to a charity or give it to a school that needs the money." Lerner laughs. "Don't worry--I'll approach him again. I don't give up that easily."....TRUE LIES 2 - January 20, 2009, Tom Arnold was asked "Will there ever be a "True Lies" sequel"? "If all goes as planned, the day Arnold (Schwarzenegger) leaves office we will again team with Jim Cameron and do a comedy. Jim says it might not be called "True Lies II," but it will be fun."....PREDATOR 3 - January 29, 2009, Bloody Disgusting reported a reliable source dropped us a line revealing to us that Robert Rodriquez and his Troublemaker Studios will be producing the Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox. Now here' the kicker, the pitch being sent around town implies that the reboot will have more than one predator. "In the reboot a team of commandoes face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters." No writer has been attached yet - and there is no script. No word on whether or not Rodriquez will direct, but it seems highly unlikely considering how many projects he has in development.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    That goddamn Loch Ness Monster needs a bailout

    by Dr Gregory House

    It need about tree-fiddy

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    TREE-FIDDY?

    by El Gooche

    I gave that monster tree-fiddy last week? What he anutha need tree-fiddy fo'?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Jean-Claude Van Damme is still waiting for Stallone's...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...call to his agent. Like I said earlier, he had changed his mind and he now wants to join the cast of the Expendables. Please set this up before it is too late, because Mr. Van Damme is eager to start filming another Bloodsport movie. He is actually putting his plans on hold for you, Mr. Stallone, so you should show him a little respect and give his agent a call. Jean-Claude is waiting...

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Leafar the Lost...

    by ABking

    SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU PUSSY! Van Damme can shove it! He should have shown Sly some respect!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Now that TMZ has been mentioned...

    by liljuniorbrown

    Every time I see those low lifes on tv it makes me ill. I just don't know how they can justify the garbage shit that they do for a living. If you've never seen the show, here is an example " We got some bad pictures of of that chick from Big Love on the beach annnnnnnd she's kind of in a disgusting pose" they show a picture that some fucking pervert took while buried in sand with a telescopic lense,and it has this chick laying out on a beach chair.Her legs are kind of open,the way some one might act if they thought they were alone on a private beach some where,just slouching around and then we get " Oh my God that is sooo gross man! What she could she have been thinking? Dude it looks like she's about to give birth ha ha ha ha ha". People talk about how fucking evil politicians are, what about these scum bags and the people that support them? I hate to rant but those people are just vile to me.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Chris66 thank decades of NIMBYism for the Cal energy crisis

    by Darth_Inedible

    What good would putting price caps on energy do when there was NO ENERGY to hand out at reduced prices? We were having rolling blackouts. The greenie lefties got their wind/solar/geo power handouts which screwed the market up to the point that the state had to scramble in 2001 and build a bunch of natural gas generators just to hold the mess together.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Wrong Darth

    by christian66

    You can't just make up facts. The facts exist: thanks to GOP de-regulation, energy companies screwed the country by feigning false blackouts. You can listen to the actual tapes. Remember they even had one scam called "Death Star."I suggest you listen to these anti-socialists cackle as they screw us. When Gray Davis told Bush this was happening, Bush covered for Enron and said he didn't think the markets were being gamed. He is a liar. And Kaleefornia got screwed three times = once with Enron, twice with Arnold. Anyway, he'll be back...in Planet Hollywood.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    SkidMarkedUndies re: "give the guy a chance to F'N breathe"

    by Immortal_Fish

    Given the vast quantity of executive orders and the breadth of just one stimulus package that accounts for more spending than had taken place betwee then Civil War and WWII... I'd say the Marx Borther has had plenty enough chance to "F'N breathe."

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Huh?

    by WoodyStiffer

    Stallone and Schwarzenegger. That's a dream project? That sounds like shit! I stopped wanting to watch cheesy 80's action flicks a LONG time ago. Time to grow up kiddies!

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Christian66

    by WoodyStiffer

    Right you are. And 9/11 saved Bush and his administration from being investigated over their role with Enron. Fucking scumbags.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape. re: "Fuck anyone blaming ARNOLD"

    by Immortal_Fish

    You're mostly right. It's impossible for a governor to accomplish much when the legislature is in the majority. To hold a governor in such position under such circumstances is naive, ignorant, disingenuous, or worse -- deceitful.<P>However, I come from the very bluest state in the union, MA. And we had a convincing conservative in the form of Romney who faced a much more aggressive and populous liberal legislature. The man accomplished quite a bit compared with what Arnold has attempted during his tenure. Sure, he's had his problems. Anyone with an R after their name in a blue state will. The opposition he faced was nothing compared to Arnold's (e.g. embryonic stem cell research and homosexual unions).<P>In brief, Arnold has caved more often and much more quickly than Romney ever thought of caving. Can't help but wonder if exchanging nuptials with a Kennedy has anything to do with it.<P>Hey, here's something you should appreciate -- After McCain (::shudder::) was defeated, the first thing Arnie said was that we conservatives should learn to consider if not embrace the liberal agenda. This, after we had run the picture perfect, lifelong candidate that embodied such an image -- who lost.<P>Fuck blaming Arnold? No. Fuck blaming anyone that supports people like McCain, Arnold, Graham, Snowe, Collins, Spector, Hatch... and more (as if I even need to inform someone like you).

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X, re: "dont you have to be born in america"

    by Immortal_Fish

    "dont you have to be born in america to even be considered? dont think he ever had a chance."<P>lol

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibsteinberg, re: "your hippie friend is on the board of dir

    by Immortal_Fish

    You want Obama to school his party for such a reason?<P>Weather Underground aside -- Do you have an understanding of Obama's relationship with Ayers post-60's radicalism? His ties with ACORN? His recent initiatives with the latest stimulus package?<P>You would do well to take a look into Obama's history and become more familiar with his past.<P>Damn. I remember a time when all it took to eliminate a presidential hopeful's chances was to take a candid picture of a model sitting in the candidate's lap or replay infinitum a recording of a pencil-holding candidate referting to himself in third-person.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    How did this turn into Arnold and politics talk and not films

    by ABking

    Get over it guys. Arnold didn't enter politics to fuck up California. He's doing his best and until you walk in his shoes as governor and make the big calls (good or bad), relax and shut up. And to the talkbacker WoodyStiffer, was RAMBO a cheesy action flick? FUCK NO! Was TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES cheesy? FUCK NO! As it stands, RAMBO 5 is going to kick as much as as THE EXPENDABLES will and so will KING CONAN, TRUE LIES 2 and PREDATOR 3!

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    how about Sharon Stone as the female cia agent?

    by coltrautman

    if bullock is out, have her play the Bitchy CIA agent..

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Chris66 no doubt Enron was crooked as fuck

    by Darth_Inedible

    But ask yourself how the once great state of California became beholden to Texas for its energy needs? Why were we stuck importing so much energy from Nevada, Texas and Washington? Thank California state regulators for their mismanagement and distortion of the market. While Enron certainly took advantage the rolling blackouts were not "faked", and neither are the natural gas turbines that have been installed since then to prevent more "fake" blackouts.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Arnold and California facts...

    by W3bzpinn3r

    Arnold saves California money because he doesn't take a salary. <p> Arnold tried to get reforms, to clean up California, in a special election whay back when, but the stupid voters listened to the liberals, unions, and special interests groups, so Arnold got nervous and decided that it was better to be liked than to do the right thing. <p> California's problem was huge BEFORE the financial meltdown caused by Congress. California is enslaved by special interest legislation that gives itself mandated extra money each year, regardless of effectiveness. Also, redundant bureaucracies are hard to shut down, do to whiny, bitchy state workers who don't understand that the PRIVATE SECTOR does EVERYTHING better than the government. <p> Add to that outrageous taxation, legislation that penalizes businesses, and overly strict environmental regulations, and you got a state that actually wants it's population to NOT work, and PROMOTES people to just suck on the government's teats. <p> Saddest thing is, what happened to California is gonna be nationwide soon enough. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi want to take San Francisco, Detroit, and Chicago politics make them the center of a bigger federal government.<p> We need a strong third party that can tell the wishy-washy Republicans to die away already and the socialistic communists in the Democrat party to go live in Cuba. A third party that supports our national sovereignty, a strong manufacturing base, strict border control, and take down the giant drug companies, unions, and other special interests groups that have done their best to break the nation. <p>

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    California's Problems

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I'm not arguing for Arnold's prowess as governor, as a matter of fact I'm pretty disappointed w/ his performance. However, the FACTS are this: When Pete Wilson left office in 98 the state budget was 47 billion. When Grey Davis was running for reelection four years later, the budget had nearly doubled. The budget is now 104 billion a year. Democrat, Republican, whatever you are, it should be pretty clear that that kind of crazed spending is not sustainable. The problem is corrupt politicians running the state...notice how the same guys always pop back up? Like Jerry Brown...

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    ROURKE WILL BE IN IT AFTERALL!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Mickey Rourke was on a chat show here in the uk - JOhn Ross - on friday night. He said he has done 1 day filming on it!

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    If you use that...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    call me the guy that saw it on tv

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Arnold was on ABC with George Stephanopoulos this morning...

    by OgreYouAsshole

    and said he WILL be making his appearance in The Expendables. He and his political cohorts won't be bearing down on what needs to be done in Cali until April, so there's time to shoot.

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Dis Ischt Ahnuldt Sprechink!!!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Guten tag, fellow geechts! I know how discherpoindt you ah abohout me nod beink in der Schelvestuh Schtalloahn moobie. Id vud noad be einpropriadt vat mid Kuhlifoahnuh in der schatdt ob krizis dat it isch in. Beschides, I vas really hobbink to get in rohl in der Tahruhntino moobie...

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Its official! Arnold confirms hes in!

    by coltrautman

    http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=42c83189-8cec-4c22-929f-acdd140f261c

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Straight from Arnold's mouth to GOD's ears!!!

    by ABking

    ARNOLD IS BACK and will be in a HUGE ACTION BLOCKBUSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! The two 20 million dollar action gods will KICK ASS on screen in 2010!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Maybe he'll quit politics and return to acting

    by Charlie_Allnut

    And actually act like he cares again. You know have a re awakening ala Stallone? I'd like to see a Verhoeven reteam or maybe even one last Cameron movie...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Confirmed - http://tinyurl.com/ahrkwz

    by Bill Clay

    Pay attention to how he says "cameo". It's going to be a tiny part.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    CRUSADE & KING CONAN

    by ABking

    It would be cool if Arnie still asked Paul Verhoeven to direct CRUSADE (maybe Arnie even direct it himself and follow Eastwood and Stallone) and it would be great if the oak did KING CONAN after he cameo's in the proposed Brett Ratner CONAN. Maybe have Avi Lerner fund CRUSADE. http://www.thearnoldfans.com/news/1416.htm

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Rambo meets Commando

    by ABking

    I can't wait for behind-the-scenes clips and photos. I hope Arnie carries huge guns, smokes a stoggie and blows stuff up in his scenes! Stallone and Schwarzenegger must have a cool as hell scene together like HEAT did for Pacino & DeNiro.

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    ABking,please....

    by chuffsterUK

    ....stop WANking....my monitor is getting spunk on it...

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I will once I get...

    by ABking

    RAMBO 5, KING CONAN, T5, PREDATOR 3 and THE EXPENDABLES :)

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    ;)

    by chuffsterUK

    lol!

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Jean-Claude Van Damme is pissed off Stallone!

    by Leafar the Lost

    How can Stallone cast Gov. Schwarzenegger for a cameo in his movie, but he won't cast Jean-Claude Van Damme? Clearly, Van Damme is one of the greatest action movie stars of all time. Like I said earlier, he has changed his mind, he is willing to cut his pay by 10%, and he has agreed to take less percentage points on the DVD sales. The fact is that Van Damme has put several of his projects on hold, waiting for Stallone's phone call, and it has cost him millions of dollars.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I am 34 years old and have never been more excited for a movie

    by Darth Busey

    I didn't have this much exhiliration and excitement in the lead-up to The Phantom Menace. Rocky Balboa was solid, and John Rambo was fucking legit. SLY DELIVERS.

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