J.K. Simmons in Talks to Take Detective Role in 'Terminator: Genesis'

March 13, 2014
Source: THR

J.K. Simmons

After making trouble in the headlines for Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's webslinging trilogy as J. Jonah Jameson and terrorizing Miles Teller in the Sundance film Whiplash in January, actor J.K. Simmons is heading into blockbuster territory again. THR has word that Simmons is currently in talks to take a role in Terminator: Genesis, the reboot of the sci-fi franchise started by James Cameron. The actor would play a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and robots for more than three decades since the story emerged in 1984 (the year the original film came out).

It sounds like there might be some kind of Star Trek reboot alternate timeline thing happening here, but we're not sure. Either way, it sounds like the film will take place in contemporary times, though maybe not present day. However, there have also been rumblings about part of the film taking place in the future during the revolution against the machines led by John Connor (Jason Clarke). We'll have to wait and see what the relationship with Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and Sarah Connor is like as more story details show up, because right now we're not really sure what's going on. Stay tuned.

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Simmons shines is absolutely everything. Color me interested.

DAVIDPD on Mar 13, 2014


I hope he gets it. He's an excellent addition to everything he's in.

grimjob on Mar 13, 2014


He's a great actor so this is good news. Seriously what is with this storyline though??? I heard about Jai talking about running with Arnold in this script...better be a TRON style cgi arnold face if that happens. I really wanted Arnold to not come back.

SkyNet300 on Mar 13, 2014


Finally a little good news.

Rock n Rollllll on Mar 14, 2014


He looks a little like Earl Boen (Dr Silberman). Would make more sense if he had followed the case after the incidents of T1 & T2 and that had made him a rundown alcoholic. Though he did have a bit part in T3.

Steven on Mar 14, 2014


Good. Anything to get him out of those weirdo Farmer's commercials for a bit.

avconsumer2 on Mar 14, 2014


At this point a reboot is the only way to go for the terminator!

Jimmy Love on Mar 15, 2014


I suppose but it kills me they couldn't continue what they started in Salvation despite its many flaws. It was suppose to be a trilogy after all. Oh well

SkyNet300 on Mar 15, 2014


I am with you on that I would prefer that. But I guess it is just not in the cards.

Jimmy Love on Mar 16, 2014

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