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Not So Fast: Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Not Be in 'Avatar 2'

20th Century Fox is denying reports that the Teutonic ex-governor will be boarding James Cameron's sequel.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Not so fast.

Reports stating that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reunite with James Cameron for the filmmaker's Avatar 2 are incorrect, according to 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the billion-dollar original.

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A Fox spokesperson said on Tuesday that Schwarzenegger, who memorably starred in Cameron’s Terminator and True Lies movies, will not be in the sci-fi sequel, nor is the actor being considered for any role.

Monday, Latino Review broke a story saying that the actor was going to play a “bad guy human general.” The website has been on a roll of breaking acting scoops of late – the short list of actors to play The Flash and Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are recent success stories -- but on this one, the site seems to be hitting the skids.

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But as movies develop, things could change. There have been plenty of instances where agency and studio denials have proven false as parties try to keep a lid on plot details or sensitive negotiations.

Still, on this one, THR is getting a resounding "no."

The scripts for Avatar sequels are just starting to be written. In August, Fox announced that Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno are collaborating with Cameron on a trio of sequels.