Jason Clarke in Early Talks for John Connor in 'Terminator: Genesis'

December 11, 2013
Source: Deadline

Jason Clarke

After hearing that a new Terminator TV series would like lead into the film franchise reboot at Paramount Pictures, we have our first official cast member in talks. The film is officially titled Terminator: Genesis (which sounds like a generic Resident Evil sequel title), and Deadline reports Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty) is in early talks to play John Connor, the future leader of the revolution against the intelligence Skynet system and its army of cyborg soldiers wiping out humanity. No plot details have been revealed, but this reports says time travel to the future will happen.

Otherwise, Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones" is currently the frontrunner to play Sarah Connor, but Brie Larson is also in the mix after the two names were revealed to be on the shortlist a few weeks ago. We were hoping maybe the Connor family didn't have to be the focus this time, but here we are. At least the actors in talks for the roles should make this interesting, but we thought the same thing when Christian Bale played John Connor and that wasn't all that great. Now we're wondering just what event in the TV series will skew from the original events of the first film to change the universe. Alan Taylor is directing Terminator: Genesis for a release in the heart of one of the biggest blockbuster summers ever on July 1st, 2015.

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  • Nathan Williams
    I don't see it.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    One Thing that Terminator Franchise Needs is SPECIAL EFFECT and JAMES CAMERON know it very well. TERMINATOR is EPIC. Spartacus or Game of Throne are Epic in set and production but i think TV-Series cant be epic as movies as. I'm OUT
  • OfficialJab
    "Time travel to the future will happen" I'm no Terminator buff, but hasn't theirs always been to the past?
    • Steven
      Yep - Terminator with a new spin, going forward instead of backward. Is this really the best they can come up with??
      • OfficialJab
        Well honestly, people being able to travel to the future as well could be a drastic difference depending on how they write it. They should grab one or two of Futurama's now unemployed writers.
  • mooreworthy
    Jason Clarke is solid, but is he a big enough name to convince people to spend money on a ticket instead of 1.20 on Redbox? As much as I love the cinema, it is harder to convince me to drop money for tickets and food like I use to, especially for reboots and cash sequels.
  • "We were hoping maybe the Connor family didn't have to be the focus this time, but here we are." Um, the Connor/Reese family is kind of the emotional heart of Terminator, so... yeah. I'm personally glad they aren't trying to shift that focus.
    • Nathan Williams
      Motion seconded!
  • PillowPantz
    No More Terminator ... Unless James Cameron does it! The other sequels were straight up Garbage. The only memorable part in those films was C.Bale yelling at the light guy.
  • Well he did say he'd be back! Except it has never had in your face punch, anymore!
  • cobrazombie




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