Hasta la Valyria, baby! After weeks of internet rumor-mongering and jokes at the expense of its subtitle, Terminator: Genesis has found its Sarah Connor in Westeros’ baddest of asses, Emilia Clarke. The reboot will re-team Clarke with director Alan Taylor with whom she had worked previously on several episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, including “Blackwater”, “Valar Morghulis”, and “Fire and Blood.”
Clarke could also be joined by another Clarke on-screen, as Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jason Clarke is currently in negotiations to play her son John Connor in a storyline that is rumored to take her on a trip to the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also confirmed to be returning to his iconic role too.
After a pitched battle, the highly sought after role came down to Clarke and Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson. Much like the Unsullied slaves of Astapor, Clarke took what was hers by right and ultimately nabbed the part. Having proven herself to be a badass leading lady on Game of Thrones, Clarke is an interesting but not unexpected choice to succeed Linda Hamilton as one of the most iconic on-screen heroines ever. Here’s hoping that Cyberdyne Systems has invented a breed of mechanical dragons to terrorize the last vestiges of humanity in the future because, honestly, who wouldn’t want to see that?
It’s also worth noting that it’s unclear whether Clarke will be attached to the proposed Terminator television series as well, but she is definitely a lock for the film. What do you think of Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor? Let us know in the comments below or tell me on Twitter before it becomes sentient.