First Badass Terminator Salvation Teaser Poster!

July 28, 2008

First Badass Terminator Salvation Teaser Poster!

If you read our coverage of the Terminator Salvation panel at Comic-Con, you'll know that this is coming out of the Con as one of the most buzzed about upcoming movies. McG took the fans by storm and delivered one hell of a panel. To cap that off, we've got our hands on the first badass teaser poster and I'm hoping a few of you will get a kick out of it. It's nothing amazing (well, maybe it is amazing?) but it should get you in the mood for the return of the Terminator franchise. And the best part is it's going to return with some awesome intensity, as we can tell by this rather badass poster and from the footage we saw at Comic-Con. Anyway, enough jabbering, let's just get down to it since I know you all want to see this thing!

The poster comes from, where it looks like it was edited from a photo. I'm guessing it might've come from Comic-Con, but I never saw it or heard about it. Either way, take a look below!

Terminator Salvation Teaser Poster

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Terminator Salvation is directed by McG of Charlie's Angels and We Are Marshall with a script written by writing duo John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris (Into the Sun, The Net, The Game, Terminator 3). This film marks the return of the Terminator series after Terminator 3 in 2003. Terminator Salvation arrives in theaters next summer on May 22nd, 2009. Stay tuned for more!

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Now thats a kick ass poster love it!!!

Curtis on Jul 28, 2008


That is pretty badass

CSpuppydog on Jul 28, 2008


Christian Bale needs a new sister.

BinYe East on Jul 28, 2008


Hmm not too impressed. It looks rushed, the endoskull doesnt sit well with the cloudy environment at the bottom, it would have been more effective coming out of the pitch black. The contrast is too much and theres too much smoke shit in the foreground removing any chance of a viewer paying attention to the detail. I think we can expect better.

dom on Jul 29, 2008


With #4. Yeah, something more subtle, brooding and persuasive would've been better. This looks more like the sleeve for some cheap, straight-to-DVD Terminator knock-off.

sleepykid on Jul 29, 2008


I can tell you where the poster came from. It came from

Joe on Jul 29, 2008


Not a bad teaser poster. It cuts right to the chase. I mean, I want to see the robots. I could give a shit about Christian Bale being on the poster.

Tom Brazelton on Jul 29, 2008


lol with # 3.

Buttons on Jul 29, 2008


look closely the smoke is from the bullet holes not the enviroment

cheater on Jul 29, 2008



thejugfather on Jul 29, 2008


The only good thing McG has ever done on screen was give Crispin Glover a bit part in one of the Charlie's Angels movies. I think Crispin Glover (aka George McFly) should be the star of this farce, not the stellar talent that is Christian Bale. OR - in the next Batman Movie, finally mete out some justice and have Crispin Glover play a small role as the Joker. He already acts like him- and that's just him being himself!

Django on Jul 29, 2008


Why did they need to mirror the face?

Chris on Jul 29, 2008



Ryan on Jul 29, 2008


I'm with number 4, but especially number 5! This is a cheesy poster, not bad ass at all. Lame and trashy. But don't forget, this is McG we're talking about here. Here's my prediction, I think that Christian Bale is going to drop the ball next summer. This summer, he was up to par with "The Dark Knight" blowing peoples minds and breaking records left and right. But next year, we're going to see the poorer performance and choices of Bale. Spectacular this year with TDK, dry spell next year with T4: Salvation (stupid fucking title).

Conrad on Jul 29, 2008


I agree with Conrad. This film doesn't seem structured to highlight Bale's talent. Moreso it's just as McG put it himself: They've hired the actor with the premium Cred. in the industry to try to hold together a cast & production that, really (even McG admitted it himself) doesn't have a whole lot going for it. Here are things I'm NOT expecting (that if McG's people are reading this, they might want to mention for him to include): 1) ANY relevant commentary on just what elements in our society are ramping up to make something like Sky Net a reality. (I'll leave this to each of you to figure out) 2) Dialogue that the viewer must double-back on, perhaps even seeing the movie more than once, to get the underlying meaning of what the character is really saying (Dark Knight is FULL of this). 3) Any credible indication of just what technology exists today that is building toward SkyNet's "Giant Killer Robot Brigade". (I'll give you a hint: Picture Asimo's BIG Brother.) Basically, I've got a sense of what kind of person McG is, just from hearing him talk. Words come out, but only one of two things is on his mind: Money. Sex. James Cameron at least inserted just a note or two of commentary, which rather than lecturing the audience, actually served to heighten the latent Horror/Sci Fi aspects of the film. Will McG deliver any of this? I can't say. But I can say the last Terminator film was pretty forgettable. Bryce Dallas Howard doesn't seem like anything Bale would be interested in, either. She's kind of a little more Katie Holmes than Maggie Gyllenhaal. Too innocent - not enough spunk. Overall - I'm placing my bets on Nolan, co-writer of Dark Knight, to MAKE or BREAK this film. Bale - he's gettin' paid. But a good script'll pull out the right performance from 'im.

The Police on Jul 29, 2008


this new Terminator should be good, if nothing else because Christian Bale is in it... i wonder if Arnold will make an appearance?

movie nerd on Jul 30, 2008


i agree with 15 would u guys should stop this wishful thinking..... it's called "terminator bla-bla" but we will see no more than 20 minutes of terminators in the movie. maybe 25 if we get lucky ..... the rest will be bale <3 "kate connor", and stuff like that ..... instead of using cgi for an all-animated 3d movie, for limitless effects, and near nonstop action, mcg still clings to "good old tradition of sex, lies and videotape" ....who knows, in 2011 bale will get "the hulk" and "the flash" parts ....and captain kirk too..... ....they are full with the word "reinvent" these days....(see batman, hulk) dont get me wrong i liked the work nolan+bale did with "begins" but......hmmm... ....bale vs terminators .... next we'll see cage as riddick and jolie as spiderwoman : )

shadow on the wall on Jul 30, 2008


there's no salvation for terminator... Alex, I'm not surprised that you like this poster, after all you praised the butchering of Transformers by the hands of Michael "my movies are shallow and sux big time" Bay. I'm sure that TS will be another "fight porn": c: hello, i'm connor t: hi, i'm the terminator, let's kill each other c: cool! take this waaaa and that's it. The same guys that ruined T3 are messing with TS, so I won't expect anything. Come on, what the name Terminator Salvation means? it's like Terminator: the movie about terminators, so shallow, so hollow, so empty...

Angel on Aug 5, 2008


From what footage i have seen thus far i can only say this.........."I CAN'T BLOODY WAIT FOR THIS FILM TO OPEN"!!!!! The only thing that concerns me is that i hope they go back to an all electric score preferably by the main man Brad fiedel. Other than that........ It's like T2 fever All over again........................BRING IT ON!!!!!

daz rush on Sep 9, 2008


Being a dedicated fan of Christian's from back in the day (before he even whipped around that American Psycho chainsaw or baleheads united online), when someone told me he had signed up for Terminator x 3 I thought they were making a cruel joke. I still don't see how this will pan out for him - even the first Batman was a weaker script than Christian could really set his teeth into as far as his talent goes, if you're familiar with his work (and arguably, even the second - though Ledger's part was phenomenal and he was most definitely out of this world amazing). The Prestige was MUCH better, as far as the Hollywood ones go. But I don't see how he can work it in Terminator. Not to mention I wouldn't have touched that franchise with a ten foot pole after the utter disgrace of the third one to the first two masterpieces. I will be there in the theaters when it opens, and praying he will be even more awesome than I can imagine and bring this movie home. Regardless, I'm sure his role opposite Johnny Depp in Public Enemies will salvage any potential damage by T4. And no I don't like the poster or the trailers for T4 so far. If anything carries this movie, it'll have to be Bale 110%. And I think it's dumb that they're not pasting his face all over the poster, if they hope for any kind of mainstream crowds flocking to the theaters - milk that Dark Knight success and recognition, people!!! No matter what, I'm crossing my fingers for my man - I'll see you at the movies on May 22nd!

Suicidelle on Dec 13, 2008

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