Some franchises, you just can’t stop. Throw it into an industrial crusher, drop it in molten metal or try and heart-punch it, but Terminator just won’t stay down. Shooting kicks off soon on a fifth film in the franchise, which will reboot the entire saga and pave the way for a new trilogy. And it just nabbed a few more cast members.Alan “Thor: The Dark World” Taylor directs the next flick, and has added Byung-hun “G.I. Joe” Lee, Michael “Mad Men” Gladis and Sandrine “House of Cards” Holt to the cast. That rounds out an impressive cast already, which includes Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Emilia Clarke will be the latest Sarah
Connah Conner, Jason Clarke her son John Conner and Jai Courtney his future father Kyle Reese. As for Lee, his role is being kept a secret, but THR reckons that it’ll be a “doozy”. My bet is on a T-800 upgraded with the deadliest patch possible: Actual martial arts skills in an indestructible body.
That’s some damn good casting. Lee is massive in South Korea, and has made a name for himself in G.I. Joe 1 (Yay), the sequel (BOO!) and will even be seen in The Raid 2: Berandal. Looks like Terminator: Genesis will have some proper talent on board. I’m just hoping that none of the lead actors have a meltdown and snap at the lighting hands, before the film arrives on July 1 2015.
Last Updated: April 2, 2014
April 2, 2014 at 13:53
April 2, 2014 at 14:25
Lee is actually a damn good action star, and with his looks, physical abilities, charisma and acting talent I’m rather surprised that he isn’t a far more well known name internationally.
Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)
April 2, 2014 at 14:27
I’m loving the cast here. Although I’m highly concerned, if not quite curious, as to how Arnie is going to fit in to the whole thing.
I approve of the fact that it (again) ignores the events from T3 and onwards. What I want is a few real answers to how Skynet still exists after all possibilities for it *to* exist were destroyed in T2.