Jai Courtney is Officially Kyle Reese in 'Terminator: Genesis' Reboot
Just over a week ago, we learned that the role of Kyle Reese in the franchise reboot Terminator: Genesis would be played by either A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney or rising actor Boyd Holbrook, who will be seen in Gone Girl later this year. Well, Paramount and Skydance Productions have made their decision, and Variety reports it will be Courtney taking the role of the future revolution hero who was sent back in time to save Sarah Connor in the original James Cameron film. Since plot details are under wraps, it's not clear how Reese will be involved with the story, but the role is said to span at least a couple films.
Courtney joins a couple Clarkes in the sci-fi reboot since "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke is on board as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke is on board as her son John Connor. In addition, we know Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning in some capacity as well with Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor in the director's chair. Personally, I can't say that I'm thrilled with Courtney's casting since he's one of the most bland young actors working today, but maybe he can do well in this new stand alone trilogy. Thoughts?