Mike Sampson of Joblo reports that Robert Rodriguez actually wanted Arnie to make a cameo in PREDATORS, the second best film that has Predators in it. Danny Glover, star of 1990â€²s Predator 2, was also approached to play the role that eventually was given to Laurence Fishburne!
What would the story have been like in PREDATORS if Arnoldâ€™s DUTCH had showed up? SPOILER after the jump. And IO9 has a great list of homages throughout the film.
The cameo wouldâ€™ve taken place at the very end of the film and was originally billed as an â€œalternate endingâ€ (Iâ€™m assuming with the hope they could convince Schwarzenegger to come back). The human survivors are sitting bloody and beaten in the jungle. The silence is interrupted by a vibration that grows until it sounds like a freight train is bearing down on them. Once the dust cloud settles a Predator ship is revealed.
The door opens and dozens of Predators file out. The humans are screwed now. Thereâ€™s nowhere to run and even if there was, they donâ€™t have the energy for any more fighting. The Predators donâ€™t attack but part with two single-file lines on each side of the door. Their leader, with armor covered in â€œtrophies,â€ exits and walks towards them. He slowly removes his helmet to revealâ€¦DUTCH. â€œNot bad kidâ€¦not bad at all.â€ SMASH TO BLACK.