Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals Surprising TERMINATOR: GENESIS Details


The-Terminator-terminator-9844487-1600-12002015 is shaping up to be a massive year for Hollywood. Some of the most anticipated films in recent years will be hitting movies screens next year and fans are chomping at the bit to get there. One such film is the much-discussed Terminator: Genesis, the start of a brand new trilogy that will pay tribute, for lack of better words, to the original films directed by James Cameron. The film will re-introduce a bevy of familiar characters, along with a group of hot up-and-comers to take on the roles. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will be filling the role of Sarah Connor, while Jason Clarke, no relation, will be playing her futuristic son, John ConnorJai Courtney will be playing Kyle Reese. The always entertaining JK Simmons recently joined the cast in an unspecified roll.

One thing that was both surprising and not was the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the titular role of the Terminator. The biggest question in this regard was how they were going to portray the character. In the last Terminator film, they used Schwarzenegger’s face plastered on a younger body using high-tech CG work. Many thought they’d use the same approach here, but that isn’t so. The former Governor of California recently speak with MTV about the film and he actually reveals how they will explain the actor’s aged body and I’m rather surprised by the result the came up with.

“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.”

Now, I hate to use the words “cop-out” but looking at other options and suggestions, this is probably the easiest and cheapest route to go. The good news doesn’t stop there, however, as Schwarzenegger also revealed that we’ll see a couple different versions of the T-800. He continued by saying:

“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good.”

As I mentioned earlier, Genesis will recognize some of the events and characters from the original two films, but in a way will reboot the franchise, making way for a new trilogy. Along the way, it looks as though they will be changing some of the rules to update and freshen the characters up a bit. I am not a massive Terminator fan, but I enjoy a great action/sci-fi flick and these films, for the most part, have delivered. Alan Taylor, who is directing this film, did great things with Thor: The Dark World and the episodes of Game Of Thrones that he helmed were fantastic, so I have faith that he’ll deliver a good film. It just may take some adjusting to get used to the new take ont he franchise.

Terminator: Genesis is slated to begin filming in the coming weeks, so more casting is imminent. e sure to check back to Comic Book Therapy for that news. The film is slated for a July 1, 2015 release date.

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