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The Terminator Reboot Casts Emilia Clarke As Our New Sarah Connor

HBO’s Game of Thrones can now boast two Sarah Connors in their cast. 

Her name first arose in early November for the role and while other names followed (Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson), it seemed inevitable to me Emilia Clarke would play Sarah Connor. Mostly for the name she’s made for herself playing Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, but also because a GoT director (Alan Taylor) is set to lead the reboot.

Although they don’t film the series together, I can imagine Clarke’s GoT co-star Lena Headey will be giving her at least a few words of advice. Headey played a fantastic Sarah Connor on Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for two seasons.

While Jason Clarke (no relation, though it’s a fun coincidence) is still negotiating to play her son, John Connor, we’re not sure where this new film will take us. Especially considering we’ve also got a new Terminator TV show in the works which is meant to tie-in to the reboot trilogy somehow. With Clarke’s busy GoT schedule, this also presumably means they need to cast another actress to play Sarah in the TV series. I wouldn’t be surprised if that one skewed younger.

Deadline says they’ve heard the film’s story “involved a trip into the future,” but that’s not surprising considering what we’ve seen from the sci-fi franchise in the past. Will Sarah actually get to see her son as the leader of the resistance for the first time?

(via Deadline)

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  • Anonymous

    Instead of paying the iron price she’ll need to pump it

  • John W

    I’m still not completely over The Sarah Connor Chronicles being cancelled. My only consolation is we have a great Cersei.

  • Anonymous

    Love Emilia Clarke. Even though Tatiana Maslany would have been my first pick, Clarke was a close second. Great choice!

  • spoon

    It would be really funny if Daenerys without explanation suddenly became incredibly buff in game for thrones.

  • Joanna

    I am completely ok with this.

  • Ben English

    Why are they rebooting Terminator? It had two good movies and two progressively worse ones. Just let it rest, you fools.

  • Anonymous

    “Come with me if you want to live… IN THE PAST!”

  • Anonymous

    She sent away for Brienne’s personal training scroll so that she could break anyone who looks at her babies funny.

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  • Ali Miller

    Except that The Sarah Connor Chronicles actually brought some fresh new ideas to the Terminator mythology, and was helmed by talented writers.

  • Anonymous

    I was rooting for Tatiana Maslany but this is a cool move for Emilia Clarke and I wish her the best.
    Isn’t it quietly ironic that there will now be two actresses who played Sarah Connor in the main cast of GoT? Can we expect another reboot in 15 years with Maisie Williams as Sarah Connor to keep it generational?

    I heard Schwartzy was signed too. Tell me this is a rumor, please? There’s no way they’re going to try to work him into the reboot, right? He looked inexplicably old enough in T3 already!