On Wednesday morning, TheArnoldFans will be off to San Diego to attend our 9th consecutive Comic Con and to bring the fans the best possible coverage for everything in the Schwarzenegger universe. Many of you action hero fans are pumped hitting the Lionsgate booth to pick up a bunch of free Expendables 3 swag but there's so much more to look forward to at this 4.5 day pop-culture mega event! If you're going to the Con this year, you'll want to follow my "Schwarzenegger Survival Guide" to be sure you get the ultimate experience!
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lthough there will not be a Lionsgate Expendables Comic Con panel this time at San Diego's Comic Con, that does not mean there will not be a strong EX3 presence there. It is unfortunate that the lead actors and biggest box office draw from the film (Stallone and Arnold are not confirmed to attend), we know a few of the actors will still be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs.
Although actor Stephen Lang has not starred in a film with Schwarzenegger (yet), we know that this star shines bright within Arnold's universe! Like Arnold, Lang has been directed by James Cameron as an unforgettable bad guy. Lang has also had a lead role in Conan the Barbarian (although not the version we love) and they both share a birthday in July. But the strongest connection Stephen Lang has to Arnold is the fact that he narrated Schwarzenegger's audio book, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story!
In the early 90's, Jeff Dawn, the Academy Award-winning lead make-up artist who transformed Arnold into cyborgs for the first three Terminator films, hired Jonathan Bickart to sculpt two bronze busts. Over many weeks, Jeff worked with Jonathan and a pile of photos to capture the perfect essence of The Oak. The one Jeff gave to Arnold lived in his office for years and could still be there. Yet there is another and Jeff kept the second one for all these years…until now.
Remember the glory days of your toy-collecting-youth when nothing beat the figures of the late '70s and early 1980s? Today it's a strong competition amongst the toy companies as to who can do the best likeness, color schemes or articulation. The modern era of action figures is perhaps becoming stale but no toy line is getting me more excited than seeing what Funko/Super7 has in store for us!
Trivia time! What do these movies have in common: Terminator 2, Ben-Hur, Doctor Zhivago, Fantasia, Twins, The Godfather, High Noon, Lawrence of Arabia, The Sound of Music and Titanic? Answer: they are Arnold Schwarzenegger's top 10 favorite movies! How do I know?
HBO’s True Blood will BE BACK for it’s 7th season to premiere on June 22nd. No, we’re not here to announce that Schwarzenegger will be appearing on the show BUT you can expect a couple of his co-stars to return. Sabotage’s Joe Manganiello is back as the Wolf-pack master, Alcide Herveaux, and Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick, as Jackson Herveaux, returns again as Alcide’s dad.
John Rosengrant, apprentice of Stan Winston and master of Endoskeletons from the previous Terminator films, confirmed to TheArnoldFans earlier that he and his company Legacy Effects will BE BACK for T5. That was a few weeks ago when he gave us that news but yesterday, Rosengrant participated in an Ask Me Anything chat at reddit.com. We were the first to jump in and ask a Terminator question. Although he's under contract to not divulge any information, he at least confirmed the current film title and he was happy to report that the script will not disappoint the fans!
Today I was in communication with T1-T3 make-up department head Jeff Dawn, who tells TheArnoldFans to whom he's passing the Terminator torch. Dawn applied the most memorable and iconic endo facial appliances onto Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first three films. Dawn will not be coming back to the franchise but he does wish the crew the very best.
While "Sabotage" might be chasing away general audiences domestically due to extreme violence or critics with low-foreheads, the film has yet to hit many international territories for release. If you haven't already seen this fantastic film, get ready for big action and a terrific cast. There aren't too many females in Sabotage but the ones who are in it, are some of the better characters (next to Arnold, of course)!