Arnold Schwarzenegger’s signature catchphrase “I’ll be back” doesn’t necessarily apply to the cast and crew of [movie id=”347265″]”Terminator Salvation,”[/movie] the most recent entry in the action franchise launched by James Cameron in 1984. Following poor critical reception and a modest performance at the domestic box office, “Salvation” could certainly use some saving in the sequel department, but there’s at least one person interested in going back to the future.
During a press junket for the forthcoming “Clash of the Titans,” Sam Worthington told MTV News that he would be more than willing to return for another “Terminator” outing if “the story was worth telling” and if star Christian Bale and director McG were onboard as well. There’s just one small problem — spoiler alert! — Worthington’s character, Marcus Wright, sacrificed his life to save John Connor (Bale) at the end of the first movie. Luckily, Worthington has a solution for that tiny snafu: time travel.
“I had an idea that we’d go back in time to when Marcus was first put in jail,” the actor explained, referring to his character’s status as a death-row inmate years before being turned into a machine. “They broke Linda Hamilton out of jail in [’Terminator 2: Judgment Day’], out of the nuthouse. In this one, they’d have to go back in time and break Marcus out of jail. It’s the same kind of mirror image.”
Worthington said his pitch wasn’t embraced by the powers that be, but he still enjoys the idea of what Marcus’ resurrection could mean for the franchise and for his own performance of the character.
“He would be more fallible, because he’s human; he’s not metallic,” he said. “He can get hurt. He still has the gung-ho attitude, but he can get hurt now.”
Even if time travel and terminators aren’t in the busy actor’s future, Worthington confessed that he would want to pursue a “Salvation” sequel for one simple reason: “I really liked playing the character a lot.”
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