Rumor: Christian Bale is John Connor in Terminator 4!

November 21, 2007
Source: AICN

Christian Bale in Terminator 4

Not that we don't trust AICN or their source, but this is just so baffling, we need real confirmation to truly believe it! They're reporting that Christian Bale will play John Connor in the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. The movie is to be directed by music video director McG and expected to arrive in theaters in 2009. The story will focus on John Connor organizing the surviving humans to resist Skynet's army of robots.

John Connor was played by Nick Stahl in Terminator 3. He is one of the few survivors of the dooms day at the end of Terminator 3 who eventually goes on to become the commander of the human armies who fight against Skynet's army of robots. Could this mean that Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins now has a chance of being pretty badass? I can't imagine McG really making a good Terminator movie, but maybe this is his calling and his past poor record will be forgotten.

At least if this rumor does turn out to be true, the film will have a solid actor leading it. However, Bale did turn it a pretty bad and pretty unentertaining performance in Harsh Times last year. We'll bring you updates and details as they develop on Terminator 4.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Christian Bale is one of my favorite contemporary actors but in my opinion this role will seriously lower my respects for him. They should've stopped the terminator movies after the first one in my oppinion.

Ramez on Nov 21, 2007


If this turns out to be true, I think I need to reconsider my boycott!

Nathan on Nov 21, 2007


McG directing?? It's as bad as having Uwe Boll ("BloodRayne", "House of the Dead") directing the next Spider-Man. Let's hope McG surprises us and doesn't hack the source material like the "Charlie's Angels" movies! Christian Bale needs to stick to the Batman franchise-which he'll do! Why not bring back Edward Furlong? The original John Connor, older and well suited to pick up where he left off! His career can surely use a resuscitation!

Spider on Nov 21, 2007


Much as I HATE McGinty's involvement in this, Christian Bale as John Connor wouldn't be bad - not that I think the rumor is true, but I guess stranger things have happened. Eddie Furlong doesn't really cut in it the acting stakes, but it sure would be interesting to see him return to the role.

avoidz on Nov 22, 2007


bale will rock out as usual i'm sure, never fails to deliver

film dude on Jan 7, 2008


he looks different from the john conner from T3 is he

emanuel on May 5, 2008

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