Avatar 2 Cast Rumors: Arnold Schwarzenegger Not Part of Movie, Was an April Fools Prank

April 3, 2014 Updated: February 18, 2016

Avatar 2, which is in the middle of production, will not include famed actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

That was a rumor completely made up by Moviepilot.com, a generally suspect source of any news.

The website claimed that director James Cameron told another website called WEBSITE.COM that he had cast a new major character, Schwarzenegger.

“I’m just kind of over the whole save the environment thing you know? I believe that message is played out. What I want Avatar 2 to tell people is: ‘Hey trees are great, but so is violence.’ and I just wanted to play with that concept,” Cameron purportedly said.

“I just watched Conan The Barbarian for the first time with a buddy of mine and he’s no fool. I couldn’t get the idea of Conan on Pandora out of my head. Plus Arnie is a good friend of mine and recently came to me asking for work.”

But in the hyperlink to the supposed source of the story, the website put a photo that revealed the report was an April Fools prank.


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