Look, Arnold, I adore you but please, if you’re going to be involved with Terminator: Genesis at least use your clout for something interesting. Hit the jump to find out what the heck I’m talking about, plus a small tidbit on the casting of Miles Dyson’s son!
I’m not terribly for or against the next Terminator film. I love the franchise as an idea but if we’re being honest, really only the original and Terminator 2 (I have the tattoo to prove it). I only have a soft spot for Rise of the Machines because Angela Chase was in it.
We’re getting a new film, Terminator: Genesis, as well as a somewhat connected TV show and Emilia Clarke (aka Daenerys on Game Of Thrones) is set to play Sarah Connor in the movie so I’m at least looking forward to what they do with her. But we’ve been hearing Arnold Schwarzenegger is definitlly coming back for a while, just not in what capacity. My hope was he’d be playing the human inspiration for the T-800. That way they wouldn’t have to do any weird anti-aging effects like in Terminator Salvation.
Speaking with MTV, Schwarzenegger discussed how they’re planning to explain his age while still having him be a cyborg. “It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie. And sometimes it does get more difficult when you’re 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you’re in your 30s or in your 40s,” he said. Fair enough. But then…
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath,” said Schwarzenegger. “It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”
Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter tweeted a few interesting things about the film as well yesterday. Namely, throwing out Attack the Block’s John Boyega to be in the running to play Miles Dyson’s son. You may remember the actor as one of five rumored to play a major Jedi role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Borys wrote, “He can’t do both. He has to wait out the Star Wars game.”