Early this year, Arnold Schwarzenegger fans were given some disappointing news about their big action hero. After learning that "The Terminator" franchise was dying after the disappointing box office of "Terminator: Genisys," they received even more discouraging news when Universal announced they were canceling "The Legend of Conan." That movie was to see Arnold returning to the role that originally made him a superstar. Schwarzenegger was at Cannes over the weekend and made some comments that should make fans happy. Both movies are back on track.

Arnold Schwarzenegger to return as Conan

While most of the new comments from Arnold surrounded "The Terminator" franchise, many Arnold Schwarzenegger fans have been more interested in hearing about the fate of Conan.

Conan The Barbarian was a pulp magazine character that became a famous comic book character and then saw the character brought to life in 1982 with the movie starring Arnold and directed by John Milius. This was the breakthrough film for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who before this only acted in smaller roles after his championship bodybuilding career.

After "Conan the Barbarian," Arnold Schwarzenegger reprised the role in 1984 with "Conan the Destroyer." Arnold then moved on to "The Terminator," which dominated his focus for the next decade.

There was a new "Conan the Barbarian" movie in 2011 starring Jason Momoa ("Aquaman") but it had nothing to do with Schwarzenegger.

In 2012, just one year after the Jason Momoa movie failed to revive the franchise, Universal wanted to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger back to play Conan once again in "The Legend of Conan." A script was written, and Arnold said in 2016 that there was interest but they wanted to get it right.

Despite Universal canceling the movie early this year, Schwarzenegger said at Cannes that "it's being rewritten...the idea is to do it."

'Terminator' rebooted

Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave out some juicy rumors concerning "The Terminator." The most recent movie, "Terminator: Genisys" used very creative storytelling to help reboot and hopefully revive the franchise, but the lackluster box office caused the studio to nix the idea for more movies.

However, that also looks like it will change.

It was announced earlier this year that James Cameron will regain the rights to "The Terminator" in 2019. That might have a lot to do with the studio canceling the plans to move on as well. The reversion is part of a deal that allowed him to regain control of the property he created 35 years after the release of the first movie.

At Cannes, Arnold Schwarzenegger not only said that James Cameron was working on a new movie to revive "The Terminator," but also that he was going to appear in the movie as well. That will reunite the two men after they set the action world on fire in the first two movies of the series. Tim Miller ("Deadpool") is rumored to direct the revived "Terminator" movie.