Friday, May 2, 2014, Paramount Pictures with Skydance Productions announced that Matt Smith, of the hit show Doctor Who, has officially been casted in the upcoming Terminator movie reboot.
Matt Smith, who left Doctor Who last year, will join Jason Clarke, who starred in The Great Gatsby and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones, who are not related and will ironical play John and Sarah Conner, in the new movie, Terminator Genesis. The studio reported that Smith’s character’s role would grow in the next two installments of the film based on the James Cameron’s classic, and that Smith’s character and John will have a close bond.
Scheduled for a July 1, 2015 release, the movie written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will be directed by Alan Taylor. The cast will also include Jai Courtney, Dayo Okeniyi, J.K. Simmons, Byung Hun Lee, and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Smith was made famous from his role as The Doctor on the popular Doctor Who television series during the 2011-2013 seasons. His other television credits include Christopher and His Kind, Moses Jones, and The Street. His next role will be on the big screen in Lost River, a movie directed by Ryan Gosling, and his cast members will include Eva Mendex, Saoirse Ronan, and Christina Hendricks.
Talks of the Terminator movie reboot have been in circulation for a while now, but with a confirmed cast, geeks everywhere can truly begin to get excited. The original four Terminator movies grossed over more than one billion total at the worldwide box office. Which leaves the new minds behind the newest installments hoping for a repeat of the past.
One of the biggest questions making its rounds is how will Schwarzenegger be introduced into the new film, since he is no longer able to portray the ageless T-800. Once guess is the possibility of him being a fighter from the future that the machine copied so he will fit in the Terminator movie reboot seamlessly and without fail.
The new Terminator is scheduled to premiere in the season of the sequels. Although not a sequel, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is scheduled to premier the summer of 2015. Along with both movies, fans can also look forward to the long-delayed Independence Day sequel, The Avengers 2, Jurassic Park IV, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
Although the completion looks to be tight, the Terminator reboot still has the potential to make it big in the box office, if all the elements that need to come together does, the movie could quite possibly not only embrace a new audience, but also win the affections of the fans of the original film. Even with that being said the question still remains, with a new cast and possible new direction, does the new Terminator movie reboot have what it takes to justify two more movies, or will Terminator: Genesis crumble under a long line summer movie hits.
By Virginia Snowden