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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.


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


  1. So many names in that cast list I do not recognise. The youngsters play in good roles these days, but they no longer “define” the role/movie like the likes of Arnie, Sylvester, van Damme etc did. Or I just don’t recognise them because I hardly ever watch movies anymore…


    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 25, 2015 at 19:26

      Ja, I’m going with Door no.2. Jason Clarke is a fantastic actor in stuff like Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Matt Smith is arguably the best Doctor Who ever and an incredibly versatile actor, Emilia Clarke is a big lead on Game of Thrones, Courtney B. Vance has been a solid character actor for years, JK Simmons is freaking JK SIMMONS and Byung-hun Lee is a top Korean star. Jai Courtney is the only iffy one in the group, but not because of his acting ability, but rather he sometimes picks meh material and then just phones it in. When he’s on point, he’s good.

      Dayo Okeniyi is actually the only youngster in the group.


      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        March 26, 2015 at 09:30

        Khaleesi at least sounded familiar and I immediately placed her after viewing a pic. Ok, looking at some pics: JK Simmons I know on sight but not by name. Jason Clarke looks familiar, so too the Doctor and Vance. Going through their IMDB profile, I have seen many things with them in, but their names never stuck. I think my “problem” is that I switched to “watching movies/shows” rather than “watching actors”. After looking at their profiles they were definitely in some good stuff and I would recognise the faces just not the names (in real life it is the other way around – go figure haha).


  2. WitWolfy

    March 25, 2015 at 15:15

    Bring it. Loved every Terminator except Terminator 3.. Still think they casted the wrong dude to play John Connor back then.


  3. Admiral Chief

    March 25, 2015 at 15:37



  4. Tong Chang

    March 26, 2015 at 05:36


    what happened to arnold? He should do another barbarian movie


  5. Eric

    March 26, 2015 at 16:04

    Why did they spell the movie’s Title wrong?!


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