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Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he will appear in the new Terminator movie - but he won't be filming a single scene.

The action star-turned-California governor prompted speculation he would return to the franchise last year, when he was photographed on the set of Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale.

The reports sparked outrage among California citizens amid fears the Austrian-born star was abandoning his political responsibilities to return to the big screen.

But Schwarzenegger has assured civilians his cameo appearance in director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol's film has already been shot - producers plan to use footage from the original Terminator movie and splice it in.

Schwarzenegger explains to Entertainment Weekly, "I made it very clear that I don't have the time to do the movie. I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now.

"They would basically take technology out of Terminator I, and use that walk of mine and somehow bring it in (to the new film). It's just a brief scene."

Schwarzenegger shot to fame playing the cyborg in 1984's Terminator, and followed it up in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day and 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

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