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???

Sascha Dikiciyan on Oct 29, 2014


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.

Matthew on Oct 29, 2014


Yep I think they should have found a new director and kept the cast and premise.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 29, 2014


true it wasn't that bad at all!

Avi on Oct 29, 2014


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.

Steven on Oct 29, 2014



Avi on Oct 29, 2014


Agree with you. I actually liked Salvation and thought it was on the right track.

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 30, 2014


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)

DecoyOctorok on Oct 30, 2014


Of course.

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 30, 2014


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.

DecoyOctorok on Oct 30, 2014


This is going to suck

ListenToVinyl on Oct 29, 2014


To quote every Star Wars film, "I have a bad feeling about this."

TheOct8pus on Oct 29, 2014


I want to cry. What are they doing?

ragethorn on Oct 29, 2014


More bad Magazine covers. Why is the T-800 Smiling? And why does the Doctor look like shit?

Brian Sleider on Oct 29, 2014


damn your right!! haha he is smiling! wtf!!!!!

Avi on Oct 29, 2014


Were these magazine covers meant to scare people away from watching the film? If so job well done!

cg on Oct 29, 2014


You're an asshole. That's all.

davidshaw on Oct 29, 2014


Reading this I think most people will conclude you are the asshole.

Brian Sleider on Oct 29, 2014


Dont feed the troll!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Oct 29, 2014


Well, The Doctor travels back in time and saves young Sarah Connor from scary robots from the future.

capitandelespacio on Oct 29, 2014


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)

Sascha Dikiciyan on Oct 29, 2014


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

Steven on Oct 29, 2014



DAVIDPD on Oct 29, 2014


I can't believe Matt Smith left DOCTOR WHO for this piece of garbage.

DAVIDPD on Oct 29, 2014


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.

Trey Wilson on Oct 29, 2014


If Cameron was on this it would NOT be a piece of shit. James Cameron could bring this back to life in a heartbeat.

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 30, 2014


looks amazing, i love matt!

candy melon on Oct 29, 2014


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 😉

candy melon on Oct 29, 2014


Matt Smith sucks dix n cox

ragethorn on Oct 30, 2014



candy melon on Oct 29, 2014


MATT SMITH LOOKS SO HOT AS ALWAYS! AHHH! >-< 😀 <3 *girly sigh*

candy melon on Oct 29, 2014


I wonder what dentist the T2-800 goes to. That smile is just beautiful!

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 30, 2014


I wonder if they're going to explain how and why Kyle Reese's face changes after being sent back into time.

ragethorn on Oct 30, 2014


I never even noticed the robot photobombing there. Terminator, he hehe he.

Carpola on Oct 30, 2014


he is age style....hahaha!!

Lady Pharexsys Mage on Nov 1, 2014


In the words of Nancy Kerringan, "Why?! Why?! Why?!".

John Doe on Oct 30, 2014


No More Terminator! These movies have been nothing but hot garbage after T2!

TyeFighterPilot on Oct 30, 2014


God, this is cancer.

Sebastian Von Fappywank on Oct 30, 2014


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.

TheDeathStarsKeyFob on Oct 30, 2014


knowing matt as the doctor and it is hard seeing him shooting a weapon...hahhaha.....i'll give it ago for sure.

Lady Pharexsys Mage on Nov 1, 2014


Jason Clarke as John Connor, are you shitting me?

Seco on Dec 2, 2014

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