Who's going to be playing Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis?

News Simon Brew 11 Feb 2014 - 06:46

The shortlist for the male lead in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis is apparently down to two...

With Emilia Clarke already cast as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke locked in as John Connor, the missing part of the Terminator: Genesis jigsaw is the identity of the man taking on the mantle of Kyle Reese this time around. As it turns out, the shortlist for the role is apparently now down to two.

The two actors concerned are reportedly Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood And Sand and A Good Day To Die Hard) and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl and Jane Got a Gun).

The film is set for release on July 1st 2015, and apparently the role of Reese is "a big job, as it figures to span at least two movies that will end the story of Skynet’s battle with the resistance that began with Cameron’s two films with two more that followed".

Once the casting is confirmed one way or the other, we'll let you know.


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Please not Jai Courtney.

I second that -- casting some tall, muscular dude with a shaved head is completely the wrong choice. What helped Michael Biehn's performance was his slight build and 'average' looks (compared to Arnold). I'd prefer they leave Connor, Reese and the other established characters out of this and tell new stories in the Terminator universe -- I think the public could handle it!

Its a post nuclear world-slight and under fed-not tanned and on a good protein diet.

Terminator: 6... pack abs and tan saga. Stop casting pretty boys, I agree with @Donatello on proper casting.

When I heard that they were making this film, I immediately thought that they should cast Aaron Paul. He has enough similarities with Michael Biehn to make it believable that they could be the same person.

Whats wrong with recasting Anton Yelchin!!! Boyd??? No no no, too pretty

Agreed! I think he was really well cast and gave a really nice performance as a slightly innocent and not yet battle-hardened Reece.

T1 & T2 are classics. T3 sort of lazy remake of T2 - but with a killer ending! Salvation was just poorly handled. Nothing worked. Bale & Worthington were both underwhelming in the roles, with Bale being probably the worst by just growling and yelling and generally looking pissed off. And yet, I still have hope that we might get a GREAT Terminator movie one day.

Who could forget the famous bale rant while filming salvation .... Bale: ----- sake man, you're amateur. McG, you got ------- something to say to this p---k?

Bale: You do it one more ------- time and I ain't walking on this set if you're still hired. I'm ------- serious. You're a nice guy. You're a nice guy, but that don't ------- cut it when you're ------- around like this on set.


Cheers @rbees -- I think there are lots of interesting stories they could tell without using the same characters again. Why not a self-contained story of life in the post-Judgement Day ruins? Follow a small-scale TechCom group on a recon mission gone wrong, or a couple of survivors trying to escape Skynet-controlled territory. Might not be to everyone's taste, but at least it's original.


"Kyle, there may be a problem... you'll lose your body and your accent when you go through"
"Just flip the switch geeza! You need your mum to get laid? I'm the guy for the job!"

Please, please someone wake me up, and tell me this movie is just a nuclear nightmare...
I'd rather see HAL Holbrook as Reese. Just to put my 2 cents out there.

The reason T1 & T2 worked is because they were set in their current time period, oh and they had good scripts, directors and actors that suited their parts.

That was my reaction too. Anton Yelchin did a fine job in Salvation. He was the only bright spot in that movie.

I knew I was witnessing a disaster during "Salvation", more like damnation, the instant I saw that 40-foot tall, person-snatching robot.


For me and lots of fans , This movie needs the first 20 minuets to be set during the future war were the humans have won against the machines, with John Conner giving a victory speech on top the wing of a downed Winged vehicle (like in the start of T3)the resistance begain to desmantle and blow up Bases that belonged to the terminators/Skynet and upon hearing a rumor, Kyle infiltrates a base to find a secret weapon the machines were developing, they find the time machine, Reese and a perusing terminator goes back to what ever time period the reboot is using as "The Past". The rest of the movie can then be a reboot of the 1st Movie if it wants. Hope it's Good. This will be interesting as it's a Sequel and a prequel, will it doo the Star Trek thing of creating a new reality were sky net was developed in 2016 rather than 2003. Mabye the time machine sends them to 2016 but some how wipes out the original Reese and halting the prediction of Skynet. (Wild theory here: The Movie is set in 1984 or early to mid 90s We wish LOL)

Salvation was Good, they explained the time shift as destroying the hand would prepspone the sky net project when u think of it. In 1997 they had the hand , but when it was gone it would take longer to invent sky Net without it

"I'll be back"
"Yeah, alright mate. While you're off having a Tommy Tank, I'll work on knocking the shite out of these arse-ache robo-tits."

EDIT: all of the typos.

Is it just me or is this idea sounding better and better?

tbh I don't care what film it is, as long as Stath calls Arnie a prat at some point. That would be cinema gold.

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