Do you see that look of disapproval on Arnold Schwarzenegger's face in the image above this sentence? That's how we feel about the latest batch of images from 'Terminator: Genisys,' a film that couldn't have have built up more bad press in the past 24 hours unless it was actively out to sabotage itself. Just scroll down and prepare to go, "Yikes."
For a film that's set to come out next summer, we've heard precious little about 'Terminator: Genisys.' The latest attempt to resurrect a franchise that was, at one time, one of the coolest film series in the world, the fifth 'Terminator' film surrounds original star Arnold Schwarzenegger with a bunch of people you really like, puts a nerd-friendly guy in the director's chair and crosses its fingers an hopes for the best. Now, we have our first look at the new cast members and the vague outline of a plot, which sounds pretty crazy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67 years old, which makes the idea of him playing an ageless, robotic killing machine in the upcoming 'Terminator: Genisys' seem oh-so-very silly [Ed. note: as silly as that title?]. However, it turns out that there's some fairly level-headed science fiction going on the explains Arnie's senior citizen appearance in the new film and it came courtesy of the franchise's original creator, James Cameron.
What the heck is 'Terminator: Genisys,' other than a title that seems just plain incorrect no matter how you look at it? We know it's the fifth film in the once-great 'Terminator' franchise and that it features Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the character who defined him as a movie star. We also know that Emilia Clarke will play Sarah Connor (farewell, Linda Hamilton). Now, thanks to Jai Courtney, aka the new Kyle Reese (farewell, Michael Biehn and Anton Yelchin), we know a little more.
Despite that horrific subtitle for its reboot (yes, we're still not over that title), Paramount Pictures announced release dates for the next two 'Terminator' movies in the new trilogy to hit theaters in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Where 'Fantastic Four' and 'Jurassic Park 4' recently wrapped up principal photography, Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to reveal that he too has finished work on his upcoming project, 'Terminator 5.' But, while he did have some kind words for his fellow cast mates and the fans, his photo update revealed that we've all been wrong about what the fifth movie is called!
It's always fun when two completely separate geek worlds collide, so excuse us for being a little too joyful at the news that former 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith has joined the cast of 'Terminator 5.' Specifically, he's signed on for the next three films in the series, playing a role that will become larger and more important with each new entry.
We have no idea what to make of 'Terminator 5,' which is apparently going to function as both a sequel to the other four films in the franchise and a reboot, putting the series on course for a new trilogy of time traveling cyborg adventures. However, there is one man out there who can shed light on all of this: the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is returning to the role that made him famous despite being able to order from the senior citizen menu at restaurants.
'Terminator 5,' which has the subtitle 'Genesis,' is going to have the sticky problem of trying to reboot the franchise to start a new trilogy, while also interweaving material from the original four films (though likely it will stick closer to the first film, with nods to some of the sequels) on top of bringing back Arnold Schwarzenegger in some capacity. To help provide the duct tape to make this possible, the film is looking to recruit J.K. Simmons to play a very important role.
With production on the new 'Terminator' reboot set to begin this April and original Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger set to make his return, we've been anxious to hear more details -- and while we still don't know any specifics, we know this: Schwarzenegger himself has seen the script for the film, and he definitely approves.