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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Wasn’t In Predator 2 Explained By Producer

Original Predator producer John Davis explains why Arnold Schwarzenegger did not return for Predator 2. Schwarzenegger played the lead role of Dutch in the 1987 original Predator from director John McTiernan. The film was a box office success and a sequel soon developed, but Schwarzenegger surprisingly did not return, causing a casting switch that brought in Danny Glover to lead Predator 2 in lieu of Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger would go on to do Total Recall and Kindergarten Cop in 1990, the same year Predator 2 was released. The sequel failed to earn the same critical and box office success as the original, which stalled the franchise until 2004’s AVP: Alien Vs. Predator. Since then, multiple Predator films have been released without Schwarzenegger, including AVP: Requiem, Predators, The Predator, and the prequel film, Prey, currently playing on Hulu. At one point, Schwarzenegger was expected to return for Predator 2, but that obviously didn’t come to pass.
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In a retrospective interview with Davis (via Variety), the producer discussed Schwarzenegger’s Predator 2 exit, revealing it ultimately came down to money that stopped him from continuing the role. Original Predator writers Jim and John Thomas wrote the script for Predator 2 as well, which Davis called “a really wonderful script” that would feature Schwarzenegger’s Dutch in the lead role. However, negotiations with Schwarzenegger broke and “the whole deal fell apart over $250,000,” according to Davis. The producer goes on to say that 20th Century Fox studio head Joe Roth was unwavering over the fee, saying “‘I won’t go past this number’ and Arnold wanted this other number.”

The City Hunter perched on a rooftop in Predator 2

Despite several sequels being made since the original debuted, Schwarzenegger’s character has only reappeared in the Predator: Hunting Grounds video game, which the star provided voice work for. In a DLC for the game, Schwarzenegger’s Dutch is shown to have continued his battle with the Predators and even has ties back to Predator 2, in which he meets with Agent Peter Keyes (played by Gary Busey in the film) to trade intel on the alien creature. Predator: Hunting Grounds continues Dutch’s story up through the year 2025, with his character still alive and still hunting Predators, while using their medical technology to stay alive. Schwarzenegger’s involvement with the game illustrates despite the salary dispute, he harbors no ill will towards Predator creatives and is up for reprising Dutch under the right circumstances.

It will always be a shame that Schwarzenegger’s Dutch didn’t return to the Predator franchise in live-action form, but Glover handled taking the lead with ease in Predator 2. The Predator franchise has continued to try and fill Dutch’s boots throughout the films ever since, but it simply wasn’t the same without Schwarzenegger. Hulu’s Prey has offered up a new kind of protagonist, a female Comanche warrior in the 1700s, which has shown that perhaps it is better to try out different lead characters for the franchise, rather than copying what Schwarzenegger did so well in the original.

Source: Variety

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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