With the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past now behind us, audiences are looking to Hollywood for the next major time travel based release: enter Terminator: Genesis (before you jump us, how time travel based is Edge of Tomorrow really?). The upcoming sequel/reboot to the James Cameron action franchise has been very hush-hush since production began. All we know about the plot so far is that the film will feature new forms of Sarah Connor, John Connor, Kyle Reese and a returning Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the infamous T-800. Thankfully though, thanks to The Daily Mail, the world has now gotten its first look at the new character iterations via four leaked set photos:
First of all, let’s note the T-800’s new gear. The black leather and sunglasses have apparently been swapped for… khaki? Sure, we’ll go with it; older terminator, fresh clothes. The leather was very 80s anyway. What’s more important here, however, is the photo that features Jason Clark, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney together in the same frame. Think about that for a moment. Clarke and Courtney are playing Sarah and Kyle respectively while Clark is playing John. That means, for the first time in franchise history, father, mother and son will all be on screen together at the same time.
Did your heads just explode? Ours did.
Terminator: Genesis is definitely starting to look like a major shift in direction for the franchise. Supposedly, the ultimate goal of the new films (and announced companion TV series) is to make the entire franchise (Sarah Connor Chronicles included) make cohesive sense. Now, if the creative team can pull that off, they can just have all our money forever – or until Skynet rises up and takes us over. Whichever comes first.
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