Arnold could be back as Dutch for the next “Predator” film!

Arnold Schwarzenegger is essentially synonymous with the “Predator” films. He may have only been present in the first film but the battle between Dutch and the Predator was so monumental that the original film spawned into a franchise. Now with the upcoming “Predator” film titled “The Predator” from former “Predator” actor Shane Black, we may finally see the return of Schwarzenegger’s character Dutch.

When discussing the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke about the possibility of his involvement in the upcoming film. While he has not spoken with Shane Black directly, he has confirmed that he will be meeting with him in the future.

“I haven’t talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I’m going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon,” Schwarzenegger told The Arnold Fans. “Just as soon as I’m finished with this (Arnold’s Sports Festival) and “The Apprentice” and all this stuff. But I will get together with him. If there is any news, we’ll of course let you know right away. There’s also a meeting coming up soon about Conan, about the project moving forward.”

Even though this is beyond the state of “rumors” we must emphasize that this is not a confirmation that Schwarzenegger will be in “The Predator.” I would say that chances are better than 50/50 since he does have an interest in the film and Shane Black was part of the original cast. But with dates, coordination, and all other things that go into film production, the stars may just not be aligned for this to happen.

For as many “Predator” films we’ve seen, I do hope that they find a way to incorporate Dutch into the story. It’s been too long and there’s been too many films without the character so I think as far as timing goes, the next film would be a perfect way of completing that circle. Much like Han Solo going for one last ride in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

What are your thoughts on Arnold returning to the “Predator” franchise?

This was first reported by Bloody Disgusting.