Rumors abound that The Governator is plotting his big-screen comeback and the current buzz has him taking a long, hard look at 'With Wings as Eagles.' The project, which has been floating around Hollywood for over a decade according to Empire, was penned by Randall Wallace. It focuses on a German soldier in World War II who disobeys his commanding officers in order to rescue POWs. Wallace has long wanted Schwarzenegger for the lead, saying the actor would still be a perfect fit "well into his sixties."
Schwarzenegger, meanwhile, is acknowledging that he's not the young man he once was. "Extreme fighting and shooting isn't possible for me anymore," the actor says. "In the future I'll need to pick my roles according to my age. Clint Eastwood did it the same way. In With 'Wings as Eagles' I would play an older soldier, but the script still has all kinds of adventure." Schwarzenegger might not have the acting chops of Eastwood, but it seems likely that he'll find a niche for himself in the business that will keep his fans happy. Plus, Schwarzenegger did demonstrate a talent for comedic roles – given the right supporting cast. Maybe he lands some roles in those kinds of films.
It isn't guaranteed that 'With Wings as Eagles' will mark Schwarzenegger's return to the big screen since he's also considering two other unnamed projects. Details on those haven't been revealed.
What does seem to be guaranteed is that someday soon Schwarzenegger will indeed return to the big screen. Let's hope his comeback film performs better than the titles he released prior to taking office ('The 6th Day,' 'Collateral Damage,' etc.). The real question is whether spending eight years dealing with California politicians has made him tougher than ever or if the cushy life of a bureaucrat has killed his desire to see his enemies driven before him while listening to the lamentations of their women. What do you guys think?
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