Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, embroiled in a scandal that has been gaining momentum since it was revealed he fathered a child outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver, is putting his Hollywood comeback on hold, The Washington Post reports.
Schwarzenegger’s representatives released a statement Thursday saying: “Gov. Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines.”
That means movie and TV projects are on hold, including a “Terminator” sequel that was in discussions. Also scrapped for now is Schwarzenegger’s involvement in the film “Cry Macho.”
Meanwhile, after vowing that “The Governator,” the TV cartoon series based on Schwarzenegger, would go forward despite the scandal, the production company and partners behind the project now say the plans are on hold, reports TMZ.com.
"In light of recent events, A Squared Entertainment, POW, Stan Lee Comics, and Archie Comics have chosen to not go forward with the ‘Governator’ project," a representative said.
The representative declined to say whether the project is postponed until Schwarzenegger’s personal issues are resolved or if it’s dead. The plot was problematic as the former governor’s character was slated to fight crime with the help of his wife Maria and their four kids, the piece adds.