The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will play Zeus in a new project.
On Twitter, Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a poster of himself as Zeus. The project, which appears to be titled Zeus, is slated for release at some point this February. The actor did not provide any additional information about the project, and he’s the only person named on the poster. Additionally, there’s no indication of who will release the project or if it’s a movie or TV series. There’s also the distinct possibility this is a tease for a Super Bowl ad, as that event is slated for Feb. 13.
In Greek mythology, Zeus is one of the twelve Olympians, with his primary domain being related to the sky. He’s the leader of the Olympians and rules over the other gods of Mount Olympus. The mythological figure has appeared in numerous mediums, including TV series, video games and movies.
Schwarzenegger is a bodybuilder-turned-actor. In the ’60s and ’70s, Schwarzenegger competed in a bodybuilding competition for the title of Mr. Olympia. He eventually won the honor. In 1970, Schwarzenegger made his big-screen debut with Hercules in New York. That fantasy-comedy followed Hercules, played by Schwarzenegger, after he disobeys the wishes of his father, Zeus, and heads to New York.
Since the, Schwarzenegger has starred in a number of high-profile movie series, including The Terminator and The Expendables. He’s also known for his work in such films as 1987’s Predator, 1990’s Total Recall and 1993’s Last Action Hero. In 2003, Schwarzenegger became the governor of California. He served in that office until 2011. His next confirmed appearance is in 2022’s Kung Fury 2.
Curiously, around the time of Schwarzenegger’s announcement, the Wikipedia page for Shazam! Fury of the Gods was updated to say the actor is playing Zeus in that film. However, the website — which generally relies on crowdsourced information and is not always accurate — does not contain any references for this claim. As such, take that claim with a grain of salt until such a time as it can be verified further.
The Super Bowl is the the National Football League’s annual championship. This year, the competition will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. It is not currently known who will play in the competition. Teasers for ads involving big celebrities or properties at the Super Bowl have become more common in recent years. During Super Bowl LIII in 2019, Jeff Bridges reprised his role as The Dude from The Big Lebowski for a Stella Artois commercial.