Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, just like he promised.

After 8 years in the governor’s chair, the Austrian action star is heading back to the big screen. Arnold announced the news to the world with a tweet, “Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light.”

CAA is a talent agency that has represented Schwarzenegger in the past.

He is well known for his action roles, notably as the title character in the Terminator series, but he’s being realistic about his return.

“In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age,” Arnold mentioned. “Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge. I am like a sponge, which is absorbing all the knowledge and always be willing to learn all new things.”

He has had a few cameos in movies during his time in office, most notably 2010’s The Expendables, but has done no serious acting since he won the election to become governor of California in 2003.