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It may not be doing Jurassic World business, but I’m sure that some of you, in spite of yourselves, have already seen Terminator: Genisys. You may have questions, like, how does Jai Courtney keep getting work? Or, why is the mean guy from Whiplash now more Mulder than Mulder? But seriously, there were a lot of left over questions from the film, presumably to encourage the audience to be proactive and ask so that we then start demanding a sequel. Mission: accomplished? Hard to say. I guess we’ll find out when the final box office numbers are tallied on Sunday afternoon, but if you’re one of those obsessive types that just can’t wait for answers, the Genisys screenwriters offer an answer.

Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier were asked by CraveOnline about one character in particular, Matt Smith‘s. The former Doctor Who has a small but pivotal role in the film as… (Turn away if you don’t want to be spoiled.)

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…Skynet. The cyborg embodiment of Skynet who appears in 2029 and “assimilates” John Connor. So what the heck people?! Kalogridis and Lussier lent insight into Smith’s character, but beware, like Genisys‘ Kyle Reese, your head is about to hurt.

“You see in the beginning,” says Kalogridis. “[Matt Smith] grabs John. He’s not from this timeline. He’s from an alternate universe, in the multiverse. Another of the many universes that exist. That Skynet is not from that timeline… This Skynet has been to this universe, and this universe, and this universe. That’s why he says, ‘I came a very long way to stop you.’ He’s not from here. So he’s watched it. He’s watched it happen a bunch of different times, and each time he’s seen it there is a different result but the same result.”

Hm. I think there’s only one direction a sequel can go into now: Crisis on Infinite Earths! Bring everyone back for one last ride – Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Claire Danes, Nick Stahl, Kristanna Loken, Sam Worthington and Christian Bale – for an epic battle royale across both time and space. It can be like DC Comics’ recent Convergence miniseries, and likely make as little to no sense as that project. Frankly, it’s about the only direction the franchise as left to go in.

Terminator: Genisys is now in theaters everywhere.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Film

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