Buckle up, movie lovers! It appears that the 1980s action star, the unstoppable Arnold Schwarzenegger, is reportedly set to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel, Commando 2.
Fans of the original film will remember the iconic, high-octane thrill ride of a film that truly cemented Schwarzenegger’s status as an action hero. Now, as he approaches his 80th birthday, it seems the Austrian Oak is not quite ready to hang up his weapons yet.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Back in Action
Rumours (via Giant Freakin Robot) are swirling that the sequel to Commando, cheekily titled Commando: Retribution, will see Schwarzenegger return to his role as the former Special Forces Colonel, John Matrix. The announcement of his involvement in the sequel comes as a pleasant surprise to fans, as the actor has been busy with his new Netflix show, FUBAR.
According to the plot description for Commando 2, the film will stay true to the original’s heart-pumping action formula. John Matrix will be forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped, leading him on a mission to rescue her and take down the criminals responsible. This plotline rings eerily familiar, mirroring the storyline of the first Commando, where Matrix’s daughter Jenny (played by Alyssa Milano) was kidnapped by mercenaries.
The Original Commando: A Nostalgic Look Back
For those who might not be familiar with the original film, Commando was a tour de force in the action genre. While it was The Terminator that launched Schwarzenegger into the stratosphere of superstardom, it was Commando that truly defined him as an action hero. Unlike the sci-fi classic, Schwarzenegger was the undeniable protagonist in Commando, leaving an indelible mark with his memorable one-liners and action sequences.
One of the film’s most memorable aspects was Schwarzenegger’s expert delivery of corny, but irresistibly hilarious, one-liners. Who could forget when Matrix killed a villain by driving a pipe through his chest, causing steam to pour out of the pipe, and quipped, “Let off some steam, Bennett”? Or when, after killing a man on a plane and posing him to look like he’s sleeping, he told the flight attendant, “Don’t disturb my friend, he’s dead tired”? These unforgettable lines have become part of the legacy of Commando and Schwarzenegger himself.
Looking Forward to Commando 2
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As the news of Commando 2 breaks, fans are eagerly speculating about which cast members will return for the sequel. Alyssa Milano, who played Matrix’s kidnapped daughter in the original film, is a fan favourite for a return, considering her character is central to the plot. Rae Dawn Chong, who played Cindy, Matrix’s love interest and ally, is another potential returnee that fans are hoping to see. However, these are still speculations, and official cast announcements are yet to be made.
As we wait for more information about Commando 2, one thing is certain: the prospect of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger back in action is a thrilling one. Whether the sequel will maintain the original film’s serious tone or incorporate a more comedic approach, like Schwarzenegger’s recent Netflix show, remains to be seen. But regardless of the direction Commando 2 takes, it’s safe to say that fans are ready and waiting to see Schwarzenegger let off some steam once again.
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