Boyd Holbrook & Jai Courtney Being Eyed for Kyle Reese In TERMINATOR: GENESIS
The last time we saw the Terminator franchise in theaters, the result left fans leaving rather…whelmed. It was nothing spectacular, but it wasn’t terrible either. Director McG gave viewers a special effects laden film that was decently acted and told a somewhat decent story. However, it wasn’t enough to make all the fans happy, hence the complete franchise reboot that is on the way. As it stands now, we know that Jason Clarke, who can be seen later this year in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will fill the role of John Connor, while Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will be playing Sarah Connor. It is also expected that Arnold Schwarzenegger will- in some way- reprise his role as The Terminator. Something t look forward to there.
One major role that needs to be filled is that of Kyle Reese, who has previously been portrayed by Michael Biehn in the original James Cameron film and Anton Yelchin in Terminator Salvation. Reese is actually the father of John Connor, who comes from the future and hooks it up with Sarah Connor. Word has hit today, via Deadline, that Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, The Host) and Jai Courtney (I, Frankenstein and A Good Day to Die Hard) are the two final contenders for that role. Whoever lands the role will likely be taking on at least two of the three films in the expected franchise.
Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is taking the helm on the first film which will tackle the time travelling element once again. The film is looking at a July 1, 2015 release date, which is usually a fairly busy weekend at theaters. So far, no other films are slated for that date. I am not too familiar with Holbrook’s films, so I can’t really pass judgement there. Courtney, however, I’ve seen in several projects, including Spartacus: Blood & Sand and the so-so I, Frankenstein, in which he was stand-out. He seems to fit the role a bit better in regards to looks and build. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes along.