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A New Look At and Details About ‘Terminator: Genisys’

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I hate to say this, but this new information about Terminator: Genisys actually has me intrigued. I know! I’m so gullible. Anyway, we’re starting to get some legitimate plot details about the next phase in the Terminator franchise, Genisys, which comes out next summer and, if all goes according to plan, it will be the first in a new trilogy of Terminator films. A lot has remained unknown about the film, including where in the Terminator timeline the movie will fit, and what role Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s paradoxically Old Terminator will have in it, but this new information from a very reliable source makes me wonder if that Terminator resurgence just might be in the cards after all. Or, you know, gullible.

The issue of Entertainment Weekly delivers the compelling Terminator news along with two new covers featuring actors from the film. First of all, there’s been discussion in the recent past that this new film – directed by Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) – would be neither a reboot, nor a remake, nor a continuation of what’s gone on before. In fact, from the sound of things, the film is going a root akin to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek, by altering the past by going further back in time.

According to EW, the film will show how Sarah Connor (in this version played by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke) becomes orphaned when she’s 9 years old when a Terminator sent from the future kills her parents. Sarah is then raised by a T-800 model Terminator that’s “programmed to guard rather than to kill.” She calls him “Pops” but being raised by a cyborg that knows your future doesn’t do much for your human disposition because as Sarah grows up she’s “great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.”

“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says David Ellison, the film’s producer. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”

Of course that direction still leads her to Kyle Reese (played in Genisys by Jai Courtney) and more evil cyborgs from the future. Let’s take a look at the covers from EW:

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Ah yes, Doctor Who Matt Smith is in the film, and while the identity of his role isn’t revealed here, he does appear on the EW cover with Jason Clarke as John Connor, thus suggesting at least what time period Smith’s character is from and who he has a relationship with in the film. And that’s more than we knew yesterday.

“It’s like going on tour again if you’re Pink Floyd – the audience always wants to hear some of the old songs,” Smith says being perfectly vague. “There are enough nods to the past that people will feel satisfied.”

But will they? There was a lot of hype around those last two Terminator movie and look how well that worked. If it does work with Genisys though, we won’t know for certain until next July when it hits theaters everywhere.

Source: Coming Soon

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