Arnold Schwarzenegger Won’t Make ‘Predator’ Reboot Unless ‘They Rewrite It’

TheWrap can confirm that actor’s character appears in draft of Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s script

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he won’t return to the “Predator” franchise in Shane Black’s upcoming reboot unless changes are made.

“They asked me, and I read it, and I didn’t like it — whatever they offered,” he told Yahoo Movies.

The actor added: “Except if there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won’t do that.”

TheWrap can confirm that Dutch Schaefer, Schwarzenegger’s character from the John McTiernan-directed 1987 original, appears at the very end of Black and Fred Dekker’s latest screenplay draft for the reboot. Schaefer gets a very short cameo in the scene, saying just two lines that set up a sequel. The fact that Schwarzenegger is irked over his screen-time makes sense when taking that into consideration.

“The Predator” is slated by 20th Century Fox for a 2018 release and will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” Black last directed Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the crime comedy “The Nice Guys.”

In the original “Predator,” Schwarzenegger played the leader of an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America — before being hunted down by an advance alien life form.