Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Terminator: Genesis story

News Simon Brew 26 Mar 2014 - 06:50

Fresh details on Terminator: Genesis, as spilled by Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger

Currently on the promotional trail for his new movie, Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger has inevitably been facing questions about his return to the Terminator franchise while he's been on his travels. Turns out, Schwarzenegger is more than happy to talk about the upcoming Terminator: Genesis.

Chatting to MTV, he said that "Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800 and then [there's] what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed and who gets ahold of him". So we're going to get more than one version of the T-800 in the upcoming film then.

The fact that Schwarzenegger is a good deal older than the last time he played a Terminator has also been tackled. "The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton". He added that "But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast, but it definitely ages".

Set for release on July 1st 2015, Terminator: Genesis is being directed by Alan Taylor, and will also start Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and J K Simmons.


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haha, this is going to be terrible.

I totally share your sentiments - first of all the Terminator franchise is not all about Arnie, and his idea about the skin aging seems like a piss poor plot device, just to get him onboard.
The franchise needs a good story, not some past it 'actor' trying to relive his glory days

"Past it" is a bit strong.

But I agree he should take role suited to his age and not have roles bent to fit his age

Just get him shot to pieces as quickly as possible, so he'll be covered in heavy endoskeleton makeup.

Thanks everyone, but I broke this story over a week ago:


Now, about that cheque?

Cgi arnie could be done. Surely if they must have him as a machine. Or if they need to get round the aging thing. Make him human. and say the machines are design around him as the machines love his movies when they are not killing. Ok the last bit was a joke but just make him human and have a reason for it.

Appreciate the joke, but in Star trek TNG, Data was said to been based, facially at least, on his creator, Dr. Soong. This allowed Brent Spiner to play both roles. That said, Data was said to have had "aging software", to cover Spiner's human tendency to change with the passing of the years.

Surely Arnie could have played the man the design was based on, for example a top soldier? A little imagination, please.

No. No no no.

I do not buy for a second that Terminator skin ages. It was never brought up in ANY of the previous films. I think that's maybe one of the many reasons T3 sucked so much. Because the T-800 looked like an old man and it was never explained why.

Stop writing the film around Arnie. If they MUST have the T-800 look like him, fine. Use CGI. The tech is there now. A CGI Arnie face would still look better than ageing Arnie.

All we're gonna be doing while watching this new film is be thinking, "Damn, look how old Arnie is" which will detract from the story/film, which MAY yet turn out to be good.

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