Some people don’t take too well to retirement, like the newest Netflix corporate employee Arnold Schwarzenegger. ICYMI, his resume circa ’80s-90s supremely jacked star, needed to make room for an interesting announcement.
He has an explosive new gig.
While there’s probably not an outlandish job description on Indeed for “Chief Action Officer” (memo to the ad agency, free of charge), it’s possible it would have to be written based on Schwarzenegger’s fabled movie career. The former California governor, 75, is now allegedly “working ’round the clock” to cultivate the “biggest action on earth” for the leading streamer in the known universe.
The Real Reason Behind Arnold Schwarzenegger’s New Gig
Yeah, the Austrian Oak has still got the goods to carry an action flick. Only this is unlike any he has ever done before–on streaming TV!
In an “art imitates life” trailer for Netflix’s latest monster project, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a retired individual being called back into action. If the trailer carries a familiar True Lies tone, two points for you. Only instead of him being the surprise saving the world, it’s his daughter. If his daughter here looks familiar, that’s Top Gun: Maverick star Monica Barbaro (Natasha “Phoenix” Trace).
If only Eliza Dushku could see him now.
The man owned action movies in his halcyon filmmaking days–Commando, Predator, Conan, Eraser, the aforementioned and so great True Lies, and the never-ending catalog of Terminator films. (Well, scratch that last part.) Yet, he keeps on ticking, causing explosions, increasing body counts, and making money.
Back to Ah-nuld’s new position, the trailer notes a few major projects coming to Netflix including:
- Fubar, May 25 (Leading off Netflix’s summer slate, appropriately)
- Arnold, June 7 (of course, he gets his own series documentary)
- Extraction 2, June 16 (the sequel to the surprising Chris Hemsworth film)
- The Witcher 3, June 29 [Vol. 1] and July 27 [Vol. 2] (the disappointing swan song to Henry Cavill as the titular gaming character)
- The Out-Laws, July 7 (New Pierce Brosnan and Michael Rooker series)
- Heart of Stone, August 11 (Gal Gadot’s newest film franchise begins here)
- Rebel Moon, December 22 (Can’t come soon enough!)
P.S. If you’re interested in some “CAO” merch, Netflix has you covered there too.
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