Arnold Schwarzenegger to visit Japan to promote movie comeback

TOKYO —

Former American action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, will visit Japan on Feb 20 to promote his comeback movie, “The Last Stand.” It will be Schwarzenegger’s first visit to Japan to promote a film since 2003, although he has been back during that time as California governor.

During his heyday as an action star, Schwarzenegger was extremely popular in Japan and came to promote almost every film he made. In a TV interview with Japanese media at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles, he sent Japanese fans his trademark message from “The Terminator”—“I’ll be back.”

In “The Last Stand,” which opens in Japan on April 27, Schwarzenegger plays the sheriff of a small American town on the Mexican border, caught up in a battle with the leader of a Mexican drug cartel.

As if to celebrate Schwarzenegger’s full-fledged return to the business (though he did appear briefly in the two “Expendable” films), posters for “The Last Stand” have the tag line: “Retirement is for sissies.”

Japan Today

  • -2

    telecasterplayer

    By "movie comeback", do you mean to say "critically-panned, money-losing, resounding failure"?

  • 2

    blackrock

    he will be back :-|

  • 4

    Serrano

    All is forgiven for his marital transgressions.

    "Retirement is for sissies"

    My company must think everyone becomes a sissy upon reaching the age of 60 ( 65 in some cases ).

  • 0

    globalwatcher

    “I’ll be back.”

    Priceless :)

  • -2

    highball7

    How is that a comeback when the movie sucks and no one watches it?

    He should start in comedies from now on. He was a pretty good comic while being the governator.

  • -2

    paulinusa

    At a minimum, I think the film will break even or be profitable, strictly on Schwarzenegger's reputation. That said, this could be his last big moment as a leading star.

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    humanrights

    You've heard them say; ' I ll be back' ' I have come back' 'I will have come back again' Soon they will say ' I won't come back'

  • 3

    hkitagawa

    He will do TV advertisement of Cup Noodle again :)

  • 3

    CanadianJapan

    Former American action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger,

    What's "former" about Arnold, isn't the point of the article to mention that he's back in the action movies business?

  • 0

    Serrano

    @hkitagawa - he will also do TV advertisement of Arinamin V genki drink again, ha ha!
    ( do they still make that ? )

  • -2

    Troubador

    He should have said "I shall return"

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    globalwatcher

    TroubadorFeb. 11, 2013 - 01:41AM JST

    He should have said "I shall return"

    I will return is an American expression.

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    globalwatcher

    I meant to say I will be back instead of I will return.

    I will be back is an American expression. "Priceless" is from a famous Master Card commercial.

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    Bartholomew Harte

    Just another Payday & at todays prices at movie theatres he should be ashamed to star in such obnoxious Tripe! The "Sheriff" is back & that ain't good- that Arnold is said sheriff ain;t No Good At All!!

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    Fadamor

    I will be back is an American expression. "Priceless" is from a famous Master Card commercial.

    "Priceless" as a single-word statement was around decades before a piece of plastic called "Master Charge" (Master Card's original incarnation in the 1960's) was ever conceived.

    Based on the picture accompanying this article, "Ahh-nuld" needs to stick to parts requiring a scowl or blank face. His smile makes him look like he's about to sneeze.

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    Bootsy

    Next up, an all-action cast play a blockbuster involving classical musicians. Stallone to play Mozart, Willis as Beethoven. Arnie says "... I'll be Bach!"

    Ithangyew.

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    Wakarimasen

    Welcome back. I love his picture in Nissin supermarket in Juban being shown Californian wines and produce when he was the Gubernator.

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    T-Mack

    Love Arnold, He's alway's been one of my favorite's... This will be the best ever...!...Welcome Back!

  • 0

    JoeBigs

    Stop it please, stop it, go out gracefully and retire already.

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