‘Terminator 5′ Eyeing Its New Sarah and John Connor
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.’
The Schmoes Know podcast, which recently broke the news of development on ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ are now sharing that 20th Century Fox is looking at a crop of actors and actresses to fill the roles of John and Sarah Connor. Emilia “Mother of Dragons” Clarke of ‘Game of Thrones,’ breakout starlet Brie Larson of ‘Short Term 12′ and ’21 Jump Street,’ and Margot Robbie of the upcoming ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ are reportedly all being eyed to become the new Sarah; Boyd Holbrook of ‘The Host’ and Garrett Hedlund of ‘Tron: Legacy’ are up for John.
If you ask us, this is anyone’s game. As Clarke has found success on HBO and broadway, we’d love to see her in a blockbuster setting; while Larson, who recently signed on for ‘The Gambler’ remake opposite Mark Wahlberg, can reach a far larger audience with this gig, and Robbie is one of those Megan Fox-type beauties suitable for an actioner like ‘Terminator 5.’ With the gents, Hedlund is a big enough name with films like ‘Tron,’ ‘On the Road’ and the upcoming Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Lleywn Davis’ under his belt to give this film more traction, though it’d be great to see Holbrook in a leading man feature film role.
What do you think? ‘Terminator 5′ is slated for a July 1, 2015, and will be the start of a brand-new trilogy.