The search is over for the father of the savior of mankind in the latest Terminator reboot. Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die, Spartacus) has landed the role of Kyle Reese.
Courtney was among a short list of actors considered for the role in the last couple of months and Variety broke the news today of the final decision. Courtney certainly has the action film background to carry off the role. He blew me away with his role as Varro in Starz Spartacus, and I find myself looking forward to seeing what he can do as Reese.
How do you think he will pair with Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) who will be playing Sarah Connor? Will they be able to recapture the original’s tragic chemistry between Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton?
He joins a cast that also includes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty). Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) is currently writing the screenplay.
What do you think about this casting news?