'Terminator Genisys' is actually a reboot of the entire 'Terminator' franchise and the start of a new trilogy. The film will return Arnold Schwarzenegger to star as the classic T-800, but in a completely different timeline. 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke will play the new Sarah Connor who has been raised by a version of the T-800 since she was a teen. Jason Clarke plays John Connor, who sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to save his mother.
J.K. Simmons Signed for More 'Terminator' Sequels
J.K. Simmons — along with Michael Keaton — recently parted ways with Kong: Skull Island, but he still has some other (potential) big franchise plans. Simmons was one of the best parts of the mostly not-great Terminator Genisys, fully committing to his role as a frazzled cop and genuinely appearing to have fun with the film, which really needed it. The actor has now revealed that he’s signed on for more Terminator sequels, guaranteeing that if there are more of these movies, we can at least look forward to his part in them.
'Independence Day: Resurgence' Teaser Hits Theaters Today
Inside Out, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys are the three biggest films you have to choose from at the theater this weekend, but here’s something that may help you make the decision a little easier: if you head out to see Terminator Genisys this weekend, you’ll be treated to a special early teaser of Independence Day: Resurgence.
'Terminator Genisys' Writers Tease "Multiverse" Sequels
Just yesterday it was being reported that J.K. Simmons has signed on for a couple more Terminator sequels, should Genisys do well enough to warrant them, of course. Aside from seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger fight himself, Simmons is easily one of the only enjoyable parts of the film. Another one of the enjoyable parts is Matt Smith’s character, who was hidden in promotional materials — for good reason.
All the Terminator Robots, Ranked
Once upon a time, the evil computer program Skynet sent a killer cyborg called a Terminator back in time to kill Sarah Connor, the mother of the future leader of the human resistance in the war against the machines. When that failed, it sent a more advanced robot back in time to execute the young John Connor, but old John Connor sent back another robot to protect his younger self. And it only got crazier from there. Pretty soon, there were all kinds of flesh-covered robots floating around two separate timelines and it all got very confusing. Thankfully, we’re here to rank all of those time traveling robots so you don’t have to. Come with us if you want to rank fictional cyborgs.
How ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Created That Arnold vs. Arnold Fight
The best scene in Terminator Genisys arrives early. Director Alan Taylor painstakingly recreates the opening scenes of James Cameron’s The Terminator, from the arrival of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s killer cyborg to the infamous moment when he confronts a group of ruffians for a change of clothes. And then something weird happens: another Terminator, also played by Schwarzenegger, shows up to fight his counterpart to the death. It’s a cool scene and its creators have divulged exactly how they pulled it off.
This 'Terminator' Interactive Timeline Is Impressive
Time travel is confusing, what with changing the future and creating diverging/alternate timelines and paradoxes, etc. It’s a lot to take in, even more so in a franchise like the Terminator films. The very first trailer for Terminator Genisys indicated that the fifth installment in the franchise would be the most confusing one yet — just when you thought you had started to figure out the other four, here comes another one to screw it all up. Thankfully, someone made a handy interactive Terminator timeline to help you keep it all straight.
'Terminator' TV Series Still in Development, Eyed for Cable
Long before Terminator Genisys started turning its promotional wheels, Paramount shared plans for a (second) Terminator TV series to maintain ties to the movie franchise. Now only days from Genisys’ release, Skydance bosses David Ellison and Dana Goldberg discuss development of the TV branch, placing odds on a cable order of 13 episodes.
See a Five-Minute Preview of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ With IMAX Screenings of ‘Terminator Genisys’
Corporate synergy at work: IMAX screenings of Terminator Genisys, which is being distributed by Paramount Pictures, will open with a five minute preview of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, also a Paramount release. It’s a smart move! Because c’mon, is anyone who shells out of the big bucks to see Terminator Genisys on the biggest screen possible going to complain about an extended tease of the new Tom Cruise action? Of course not.
‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Arnold Goes Back to the Future
If you want to understand modern Hollywood and how it’s evolved over the last 30 years, all you need to do is look at the contrast between 1984’s The Terminator and 2015’s Terminator Genisys.