Arnold Schwarzenegger to play an angel in Black Sunday

Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking his movie comeback seriously.

As well as The Expendables 2 , Arnie is also filming Last Stand , and he's currently prepping a role in Black Sunday (formerly announced as Black Sands ).

While the film had previously been described as a western of sorts, with comparisons to Man On Fire and High Plains Drifter mentioned, Arnie has thrown a curveball by telling website TheArnoldFans (via The Playlist ) that he's playing an angel in the movie.

"I'm a kind of angel," he said, adding, "I can not currently say more about this film."

His comments have been taken literally rather than figuratively, with his avenging angel believed to be some sort of holy creature.

This brings back rather iffy memories of End Of Days , though if this gives Arnie the opportunity to spout more golden lines like "Between your faith and my Glock nine millimeter, I'll take the Glock" and "You're a fucking choir boy compared to me!" then this could be something of a guilty-pleasure watch.

The Expendables 2 opens on 17 August 2012, with Last Stand following on 18 January 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.