Jason Clarke & Matt Smith Gear Up in 'Terminator: Genisys' First Look

October 29, 2014
Source: EW

Terminator: Genisys

We already know production is complete on the forthcoming franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys, and now we're just waiting for the film to arrive next summer. Up until now, the only official photo released came from Arnold Schwarzenegger after shooting was completed, but now EW has given us a first look at Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Matt Smith playing a new character in the series. The new film begins in 2029 and finds Kyle Reese being sent back to 1984 again, however, the timeline is much different than when he was sent back in The Terminator.

First up, here's the Entertainment Weekly covers with a first look at Terminator: Genisys:

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: Genisys

As far as this new timeline, EW explains that when Kyle Reese is sent back to 1984 this time, he doesn't meet an innocent Sarah Connor who has no idea what's going on. At age 9, Sarah found herself orphaned by a Terminator at just 9 years old. And since then, she's been raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, a T-800 model who she calls Pops and is programmed to guard her rather than kill. This is the aged Terminator we've heard about, which is possible because the material used to make him look human is organic (according to James Cameron). And since she's been raised by a Terminator now, she's not the friendliest person, but she is rather skilled with a sniper rifle.

Well, that's certainly a different approach to The Terminator franchise, one that sounds like it could be the plot of an indie sci-fi film as opposed to a franchise reboot of James Cameron's sci-fi thriller. At the very least, we're glad it's a fresh twist on a franchise that grew somewhat tired in the later installments, but it just might be too weird for audiences to buy in. The real selling point will be how the story plays out and whether or not Schwarzenegger works as an aged T-800 cyborg, and that's up to Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor to make work. Anyway, we'll probably see some more photos from the film (arriving on July 1, 2015) soon, maybe even a teaser trailer, so stay tuned.

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  • I will be the first one to bitch already. Looks like bad Cosplay to me. And is that T2 (800) smiling???
  • Matthew
    I felt the Christian Bale Terminator was headed in the right direction. Everything else is going to be a mess, it's virtually impossible to capture the magic of the first two films.
    • Jon Odishaw
      Yep I think they should have found a new director and kept the cast and premise.
      • Avi
        true it wasn't that bad at all!
      • Steven
        Totally. The focus should of moved onto John Connor, wtf was the point of Sam's character, and a sequel should of given us the dark bleak world showed in Kyle's flashbacks.
    • Avi
    • Rock n Rollllll
      Agree with you. I actually liked Salvation and thought it was on the right track.
      • DecoyOctorok
        I'm in disagreement there. McG is an awful director, Christian Bale gave the most phoned-in performance of his career, and it felt like a Transformers movie at times. (IMO, of course)
        • Rock n Rollllll
          Of course.
          • DecoyOctorok
            You know, my biggest issue with Salvation was the fight between John Connor and the terminator at the end. At one point the Terminator had him cornered and instead of you know, terminating him, it throws him across the room instead. Total BS.
  • ListenToVinyl
    This is going to suck
  • TheOct8pus
    To quote every Star Wars film, "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • ragethorn
    I want to cry. What are they doing?
    • Lagoya
      It will probably be rated PG13 too
  • Brian Sleider
    More bad Magazine covers. Why is the T-800 Smiling? And why does the Doctor look like shit?
    • Avi
      damn your right!! haha he is smiling! wtf!!!!!
    • Lagoya
      LOL, I can't fault your words.
  • cg
    Were these magazine covers meant to scare people away from watching the film? If so job well done!
    • davidshaw
      You're an asshole. That's all.
      • Brian Sleider
        Reading this I think most people will conclude you are the asshole.
  • capitandelespacio
    Well, The Doctor travels back in time and saves young Sarah Connor from scary robots from the future.
  • And why this Jai dude is a 'star' is beyond me. He was terrible in Die Hard (which ever one it was). I think i much rather watch the new Mad Max. :) Tom Hardy FTW! (i know, diff franchise. But i always thought Hardy should play Kyle or Conner)
  • Steven
    What is this......wasn't it not a reboot per say, but was going to use elements of T1 & T2 in a new and exciting way. Can't believe I was getting excited for this
    I can't believe Matt Smith left DOCTOR WHO for this piece of garbage.
  • Trey Wilson
    I swear, the interwebz makes me laugh. Even if Cameron was directing this, people would still say it sucks without ever seeing a single frame of film. Maybe we should reserve judgement (ha!) until after we at least see a trailer. Allan Taylor is a fine director, and the script has had a lot of work done on it by some of the biggest writer's out there. With all the said - it'll probably suck.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      If Cameron was on this it would NOT be a piece of shit. James Cameron could bring this back to life in a heartbeat.
  • candy melon
    looks amazing, i love matt!
  • candy melon
    you negative bitches need to shut up, your just all so jelly that your not rich, good looking and famous, yeah call me wrong, but you know im right 😉
    • ragethorn
      Matt Smith sucks dix n cox
  • candy melon
  • candy melon
    MATT SMITH LOOKS SO HOT AS ALWAYS! AHHH! >-< 😀 <3 *girly sigh*
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I wonder what dentist the T2-800 goes to. That smile is just beautiful!
  • ragethorn
    I wonder if they're going to explain how and why Kyle Reese's face changes after being sent back into time.
  • I never even noticed the robot photobombing there. Terminator, he hehe he.
  • John Doe
    In the words of Nancy Kerringan, "Why?! Why?! Why?!".
  • TyeFighterPilot
    No More Terminator! These movies have been nothing but hot garbage after T2!
  • God, this is cancer.
  • TheDeathStarsKeyFob
    Just no............ From the Mighty r rated magnificence of Arnolds dark cyberpunk original, fast forward to 2014 the franchise is reduced to kiddie friendly pg13 shat with an OAP Arnold trundled out for old times sake......... Such is the state of modern sci fi.
  • knowing matt as the doctor and it is hard seeing him shooting a weapon...hahhaha.....i'll give it ago for sure.
  • Seco
    Jason Clarke as John Connor, are you shitting me?




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