AI-Generated ‘Terminator’ Christiano Ronaldo Fulfills Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Old Wish

Published 07/02/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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When James Cameron introduced to the world through his science fiction extravaganza, a cyborg assassin by the name of Terminator, the impact that it would go on to make barring decades and generations was truly unprecedented. But Arnold Schwarzenegger and his apt performance of a relentless killing machine worked like a charm. It is not much the movie, as it is the character whose legacy is indispensable. While Hollywood may never find another Terminator, each game is finding one of its own. All courtesy of Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

Among the reasons that Terminator ranks iconic is the fact that people took pride in being nicknamed after the assassin. This made way for promising NBA player Kawhi Leonard to be nicknamed the Terminator of basketball. And gave Schwarzenegger the idea to make Cristiano Ronaldo the Terminator of football.

In an interview with BBC in 2028, the veteran urged everyone to call the soccer player by the name of his trademark character. “Yea, but you have to call him that, so that everyone will pick it up and call him the Terminator,” Schwarzenegger told the interviewer. While this was not followed religiously, thanks to AI, fans have been blessed with a very realistic poster of Ronaldo as Terminator.

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It features half of his face being crafted with metal. And with the soccer player’s sharp features, it was quite a look. However, it has been ages since Schwarzenegger made the statement.

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The actor since then has embarked on a hiatus and returned with a Netflix series titled FUBAR. However, a change bigger than seeing the Austrian Oak on the silver screen is the one his heart has had about his trademark character.

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Does Arnold Schwarzenegger still believe in The Terminator supremacy?

It was in 2019, during the promotion of Terminator: Dark Fate, that the former bodybuilding champion put his bravado on full display. His nicknaming Ronaldo as ‘Terminator’ was a show of his admiration. But it was also a desperate attempt to urge more people to watch the movie. One that did not work.

The 2019 addition to the science fiction franchise lost more than $120 million at the box office. Its crimes did not end there. Dark Fate also ruined the franchise and beloved character for many. This is probably why the Austrian Oak is washing his hands off of it. Not just Ronaldo’s Terminator, but Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator will also remain a dream.

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Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo can step in as The Terminator after Arnold Schwarzenegger? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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