Everyone wanted Arnie.
"We've talked about hopefully seeing if he could be involved if we see there's a place in the script," producer Robert Rodriguez told MTV News last year.
He was talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger and the chances of getting the "Predator" star involved with the latest installment of the sci-fi/horror franchise. But in the end, the cameo never happened. Arnie stayed put in the California Governor's Mansion, and Adrien Brody and his co-stars traveled alone to the alien world in which "Predators" takes place. The movie arrived in theaters earlier this year with an impressive $25 million opening.
It turns out, though, that not only did they want Schwarzenegger in the film, but they scripted an entirely different ending in which the actor would have appeared. Brody, who stopped by the MTV News skybox at New York Comic Con to promote the film's DVD release, dished us some details about that Governator-centric ending.
"I was hoping he would be in this film," Brody said. "There was a version we were going to do that had a different ending that it would have really been fitting for Schwarzenegger to be there. It would have been like him passing the gauntlet to my character and the bravery of my character proven. That would have been just epic."
Without a moment for Schwarzenegger to shine, it was left to Brody to pay respects to the muscle-bound action hero who first battled with that nasty Predator alien in 1987.
"There was a moment where I added a 'Run! Get to the chopper!' moment, which my fellow cast made fun of me for for, like, most of the movie," Brody told us earlier. "But that's what's in this little teaser that's about to drop. It was like an homage to [Schwarzenegger]."
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