The 36-year-old actor, who has taken over the part made famous by Schwarzenegger, said he felt the reboot is different enough from the 1990 original film of the same name.
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"I didn't feel the need to fill those size 16 shoes or 18 shoes or whatever size foot Arnie has. The film felt different enough that I could go and make it my own. I did think about messing around with an Austrian accent for about seven minutes," he said.
The star cast appeared at Comic-Con in California recently to discuss the Len Wiseman-directed film. Wiseman's wife Kate Beckinsale also stars in the blockbuster and the beauty said she was surprised that her husband cast her as a double-agent.
"I'm still offended that you thought of me for this psycho role, but it's nice to be able to open up the crazy a little bit," she said. The reboot is set for release next month.