Published on May 20th, 2011 | by Sean Bell5
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Film Career: ‘I’ll Be Back’ or ‘Hasta La Vista, Baby?’
It’s been a whirlwind of shocking events coming out of Camp Schwarzenegger lately, with Arnold’s surprising split from wife Maria Shriver a few weeks ago precluding this week’s announcement that he fathered a child with former housekeeper Mildred Baer. Given this inauspicious set of circumstances, Arnold has put his film career comeback on indefinite hiatus. The former Terminator actor doesn’t want to commit to any production schedules as he focuses on mending the broken fences in his personal life.
In a statement, Arnold’s agency broke the news of his hiatus:
“Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes ‘Cry Macho,’ The ‘Terminator’ franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides.”
Word has it that Arnold’s ‘Governator’ animated series has now been cancelled. TMZ reports that it received this statement from a rep for the animated project:
“In light of recent events, A Squared Entertainment, POW, Stan Lee Comics, and Archie Comics, have chosen to not go forward with the Governator project.”
Unfortunately for all parties involved, the fallout of this disaster is just getting started and will apparently play out in a very public manner. Shriver reportedly has hired a divorce attorney as the couple works to divide their assets.
As this relates to film, what remains to be seen is if even has a choice at a potential film career revival at this point. Most film studios wouldn’t want the risk of being attached to this publicity nightmare and a whole crop of prospective moviegoers have been alienated by his actions.