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.
After months of rumors and auditions from seemingly every up-and-coming actor in Hollywood, the rebooted 'Terminator 5,' officially titled 'Terminator: Genesis,' finally found its Kyle Reese. Australian actor Jai Courtney landed the role, which will see him appearing alongside franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger and 'Game of Thrones' breakout Emilia Clarke.
Though the roles of both John and Sarah Connor have been cast (with Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke respectively, and of no relation), one of the biggest final puzzle pieces of the cast in the upcoming 'Terminator' reboot, 'Terminator: Genesis,' is who will play Kyle Reese, the man who traveled through time because he fell in love with a picture of Sarah Connor. Currently the role is between Boyd Holbrook and Jai Courtney.
The 'Terminator' reboot (now officially titled 'Terminator: Genesis') is moving forward quickly and is closing in on its two leads. Jason Clarke ('Zero Dark Thirty') is in talks to star as John Connor while 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke looks to have won the hotly-contested role of Sarah Connor.
Just when you thought franchise-connectivity news was at an all-time high this week -- with 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' its 'Fantastic Four' tie-ins, and every other big-budget property under the sun -- in comes a new 'Terminator' TV series in development with Paramount, said to connect to the upcoming rebooted film series! Hooray for things!
Once director Alan Taylor finishes with all the 'Thor: The Dark World' promotional rounds, he'll reportedly have to deal with 'Terminator 5' next (though he's been a bit wary of officially stating he's on board). But who will be the new faces of this next installment, besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course? A new report has emerged pointing fingers at some of the hottest names of the moment, including some from 'Game of Thrones,' '21 Jump Street' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'