Arnold Schwarzenegger was present at the Comic-Con Festival in San Diego on Thursday. He was promoting his latest movie, “The Expendables 2” together with his co-stars and gave fans the possibility to witness their amusing cross talk, according to the Associated Press.
It’s been eight years since the former governor featured in an action movie, but his latest performances prove that Arnold Schwarzenegger is still in shape. He joined the rest of his retired-looking co-stars, that is, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme to promote “The Expendables 2” during the Comic-Con. The former governor dropped the “fellow citizens” approach for the much more popular formula “I’m back”.
The “Terminator” star spoke about his recent political career and his return to the movie industry. He confessed that he was a little bit rusty when he began filming for “The Expendables 2”, so his fellow colleagues offered to help him get back in shape. According to Arnold, his co-stars offered to teach him again how to load a gun and to throw a punch. Despite his absence, the actor was able to quickly pick up where he left off, so he managed to take out a knife and kill a guy by cutting his head off. He confessed that there were times during his political career when he wished he could do the same to his real-life opponents.
The Comic-Con presentation consisted of a preview of the sequel followed by the handling of the Inkpot Award to Schwarzenegger. Stallone recalled the first time he met Arnold at the Golden Globes in 1977. He was very surprised to see the former body-building champion and was curious to hear his name. When he received the award for “Stay Hungry”, Stallone said to himself that Arnold’s career was doomed to failure because of his complicate name.
Schwarzenegger laughed, but then quickly made a reference to Sly’s bad English pronunciation. He adopted a confessional tone to inform people that Sly was his English teacher when he arrived in America 44 years ago. “So blame him,” he added. Sly ended the joke with the Rocky-inspired monosyllabic answers “Yo. Hey”.