Arnie will be playing a 'combination' of characters in TERMINATOR: GENISYS

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No matter which Terminator movie you’ve seen, there’ll always be one thing that you can count on: Arnold Schwarzenegger kicking ass and taking names as the titular Terminator. It’s a role that the former Governator made his own in the original 1984 movie and carried on through the Judgement Day and Rise Of The Machines sequels. And sort of in Salvation. Sort of.

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But each Terminator has been a slightly different killing machine with an Austrian accent. In Terminator: Genisys however, all of those various roles will be folding back on one another. Speaking to Empire, Arnie spoke a bit more about resurrecting the infamous T-800:

“The story has changed, so I am like a combination of the characters who you have seen in the past. He is a powerful and potentially evil kind of machine that can be very destructive if I see that a there is danger from me or for the victory against the machines. I can switch over to being the protector of Sarah Connor. It depends where we are in this storyline.”

We already know that Arnie’s Terminator will age and assume the role of a protector for Sarah Conner, terminating his original appearance at least. But it’d be kind of cool to see the T-800 face a smarter and deadlier version of himself for once, with Arnie doubling down on the role.

Terminator: Genisys arrives July 1st, and also stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, and J.K. Simmons. Alan Taylor directs.

Last Updated: March 25, 2015

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