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Terminator Genisys is the fifth installment of the franchise and serves as a reboot of the Terminator series.


In 2029, Resistance leader John Connor launches a final offensive against Skynet, an artificial intelligence system seeking to eradicate the human race. John sets up two units: the Colorado unit, charged to strike at Skynet's primary defense grid, and the Los Angeles unit, led by himself and his right-hand man Kyle Reese, to destroy Skynet's secret weapon, the Time Displacement Equipment, hidden at a remote site under the guise of a work camp.

Before the Resistance can succeed, Skynet activates the TDE and sends a T-800 Model 101 Terminator back to 1984 to kill John's mother, Sarah Connor. Kyle Reese volunteers to travel back to protect her, as John knew he would. As Kyle floats in the machine's magnetic field, he sees John being attacked by Alex, another Resistance soldier. During the jump back in time, Kyle experiences childhood memories from a parallel version of himself, including the cryptic warning that "Genisys is Skynet" and that it would come online in 2017.

When it arrives in Los Angeles in 1984, the first T-800 is quickly disabled by Sarah and "Pops", a reprogrammed T-800. When Kyle arrives in 1984, he is intercepted by a T-1000 but is saved by Sarah and Pops. The newcomers tell Kyle what they know: an unknown party sent Pops to 1973 to protect Sarah when she was nine years old after the T-1000 sent by Skynet killed her parents; after saving Sarah, Pops raised and trained her to face her destiny, which she adamantly tries to reject, especially any suggestions that she will one day "mate" with Kyle to produce the child that will ultimately become the Resistance's leader. The T-1000 soon reacquires them at their hideout, where it reactivates the disabled T-800. The revived Terminator attacks Kyle, who manages to destroy it. Sarah lures the T-1000 to a large sewer junction, where she disintegrates it with acid before Pops finishes it off.

Sarah and Pops have constructed a makeshift time displacement device like Skynet's and needed the T-800's CPU to power it. Now, Sarah plans to stop Skynet by traveling to 1997, the year it becomes self-aware. However, realizing that the timeline has been altered, Kyle recalls the warning he received in his childhood vision and convinces Sarah that they must instead travel to 2017. Pops has sustained exterior damages that prevent him from time traveling, so he will stay in 1984, planning to meet up with Kyle and Sarah in the future and preparing for their arrival.

Kyle and Sarah materialize in 2017, naked in the middle of a busy San Francisco highway, and are apprehended by city police. Pops, delayed by traffic while driving to the site, watches from a distance and tails them to the hospital. While they are treated for injuries, Sarah and Kyle learn that Genisys is a soon-to-be-unveiled global operating system created by Miles Dyson and his son Daniel. John Connor suddenly appears and rescues Sarah and Kyle. Pops also arrives and unexpectedly shoots John, revealing that John is no longer human. Alex, the Resistance soldier who attacked John, is revealed to have been the physical embodiment of Skynet. When Skynet attacked John, it infected him with nanotechnology that converted him into an advanced Terminator, a T-3000, a machine on a cellular level. Now tasked with ensuring Skynet's creation, John traveled back in time to assist Cyberdyne Systems with the development of Genisys, securing Skynet and the machines' rise. Pops fights John before trapping him with an MRI machine long enough for them to escape.

There's one day left for Genisys, and therefore Skynet, to come online. Sarah, Kyle, and Pops withdraw to a safe house near the Golden Gate Bridge and make final preparations to destroy Cyberdyne's Genisys mainframe. Pops also takes the opportunity to fashion a magnetic weapon to fight the T-3000. The T-3000 tracks them down, and a new chase ends at the Golden Gate Bridge, where Kyle and Sarah are again taken into police custody, this time alongside Pops. While waiting for interrogation, they are freed by Detective O'Brien, a police officer who was saved by Kyle in 1984 and is convinced they are time travelers with good intentions. The trio hijacks a helicopter on the rooftop and heads towards Cyberdyne Headquarters with the T-3000 in close pursuit. During the airborne chase, the Guardian dives head-first into the T-3000's helicopter, causing it to crash.

The T-3000 survives the crash and gets first to the Cyberdyne complex, advancing the countdown from 13 hours to just 15 minutes. Kyle, Sarah, and Pops plant bombs at key points in the facility while holding off John. After a lengthy battle, Pops traps John in the magnetic field of a prototype time displacement machine. Both are apparently destroyed, but just before the explosion, Pops' remains are flung out of the device into a nearby vat of experimental mimetic polyalloy. The explosion of the prototype TDE sets off the bombs, preventing Genisys from coming online. Pops appears, now upgraded with mimetic polyalloy components, and helps Kyle and Sarah escape from the debris.

With their mission over, the trio travels to Kyle's childhood home, where Kyle tells his younger self about Genisys and instructs him to repeat the warning to himself, closing the time loop. Sarah is relieved that she is now free to choose what to do with her future and decides to be with Kyle. Sarah, Kyle, and Pops drive off into the countryside. Unbeknownst to them, the system core of Genisys, located in a protected underground chamber, has survived the explosion. A holographic projection of the now self-aware Skynet looks on in triumph.

Characters and Machines[]

Resistance Skynet Others


Continuity notes[]

  • The Final Offensive against Skynet is first shown in a Terminator film.
  • The Assassination of Sarah Connor is mentioned but was altered due to the multiple time travels in the film.
  • John Connor is seen with his trademark facial scar in the film.
  • Kyle Reese was rescued by John Connor from the prison camp, while in Genisys timeline, he was saved in a sewage. However, in the original timeline, Kyle was branded with a barcode in the work camp. It is unknown how Genisys Kyle has a bardcode on his arm.
  • During Operation Chrono, Kyle Reese still possesses the Sarah Connor snapshot, which had been originally burnt in the attack by the Future Terminator as seen in The Terminator. However, the photo in Terminator Genisys is slightly scorched on the edges and corners, suggesting it was almost burned but Kyle was manage to save it.
  • The scars seen on Kyle's body are similar to those seen on him in The Terminator.
  • Daniel Dyson, son of Miles Dyson, makes an appearance.


Deleted and Alternate scenes[]

Further information in this article is coming soon as it pertains to information that is not currently appropriate for inclusion.

Terminator references[]

The Terminator[]

  • The Infiltrator's clothing style in the sewer is similar to the Future Terminator.
  • Most of the scenes of the 1984 part are remake from the film The Terminator.
  • The uniform of the Resistance is apparently based on the one as shown in the film The Terminator.
  • Sarah Connor shouts, "Soldier" at Kyle Reese.
  • Guardian's outfits in 1973 is quite similar to the appearance of the 1984 Terminator during the West Highland Police Station shootout.
  • Guardian's right arm is suffering from a glitch due to the damage received during the battle with the original T-800.
  • Kyle still has to battle the original T-800, even after it was incapacitated by Sarah before it was reactivated by the T-1000.
  • A shootout in the police station is featured.
  • Sarah's parents are killed at the Big Bear Cottage. In the original timeline, her mother was killed there.
  • The final battle takes place in a Cyberdyne facility.
  • Reese smacks the T-800 with a pipe/rebar.
  • The original T-800's right arm is close to its target right after its destruction.
  • Before sending Kyle back to 1984, John tells him what he's doing will be 'the end of the war'. This is a reference to The Terminator's title card where it was stated the decisive battle of the war against the machines would be fought in 1984.
  • John tells Kyle "I can't be bargained with, can't be reasoned with..." These are lines originally spoken by Kyle in The Terminator.
  • The antagonistic T-800 rising from the flames close up after Kyle blasts it with a grenade launcher is very similar to the extreme close up shot of the original T-800 emerging from the truck wreckage in the first movie.
  • "It can't be bargained with, it can't be reasoned with... It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear...and it absolutely will NOT stop, ever! Until you are DEAD!" serves as a reference to John Connor's line in the weapons bunker, only 'it' is replaced by 'I', and 'you are dead' is substituted with 'Skynet rules this world.'

Terminator 2: Judgment Day[]

  • The film begins with a voiceover narration from the point right before Judgment day happens.
  • The film feature a Model 101 T-800 Terminator protecting a young Connor, just like Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, there is a dropped idea featuring two CSM-101 fighting each other.[1]
  • The design of the Time Displacement Equipment seems to be based on the one as seen in the sketch for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • The T-1000 poses as a police officer just like the T-1000 did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • A small part of T-1000's polyalloy is attached onto Sarah Connor's getaway vehicle.
  • Due to the lack of the knowledge of reprogrammed Terminators, Kyle freaks out and does not trust the Terminator in the first place, much like Sarah's reaction in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Sarah tells Kyle that Pops doesn't kill anyone, but he leaves a lot of leg wounds, a reference to the T-800 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, who shot security personnel at Pescadero State Mental Institution and other cops when escaping from the Cyberdyne building in the leg after he promises John he will not kill anybody.
  • The T-800 was able to reroute its systems to a secondary, alternate power source, like the T-800 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day after it was impaled by the T-1000 with a bar.
  • The idea of a T-800's smile is featured.
  • The T-1000 impersonates one of the protagonists, pretending it is hurt, as a tactic.
  • The pursuit and battle between the protagonists and T-1000 may be a reference to the one in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Kyle asks Sarah, "How does a 9-year old get her own Terminator?", a reference to John's "Cool, my own Terminator!"
  • One of the reprogrammed T-800's arm gets skinned.
  • A car in the hospital parking structure has license plate 2BRI564; this same plate has been in other Hollywood productions on different cars, including during the van/helicopter chase in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Ironically, John emerges from an explosion and regenerates like the T-1000, who walked out after the explosion of the truck he drove.
  • Guardian tells a cop "Nice to meet you. Get out." when its head is stuck in the windscreen while riding on the car roof. This reflects how the T-1000 hijacked the cop helicopter in T2. It also echoes The Sarah Connor Chronicles line "Please remain calm".
  • Sarah gets impaled in the shoulder.
  • The T-3000 turns its face backward by shifting its mass after getting slammed onto a wall, just like the T-1000 did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Sarah uses shotgun to incapacitate the antagonist before the T-800 can terminate it.
  • The reprogrammed Terminator crawls with a missing arm, trying to reach the weapon that able to incapacitate the villain standing over him
  • T-800 "dies" by sinking into liquid.
  • Young Reese repairs the bike engine, similar to how John does in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Sarah tells Kyle she could have picked the lock herself with some time. She does the exact same thing to escape from the mental facility.
  • Pops shows the thumb to Sarah.
  • The destruction of Cyberdyne Headquarters is featured.

T2 Trilogy[]

  • Skynet sends a brainwashed human back in time to ensure its own creation.
  • In T2 Trilogy, Clea Bennet, an I-950 Infiltrator, began the development of Intellimetal, a predecessor to mimetic polyalloy, to ingratiate herself with the executives of Cyberdyne Systems.
  • Kyle mentioned his mother is Irish. Though her name is not revealed in the film, she is called Mary Shea in T2 Trilogy and her surname indeed originated in Ireland.

Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles[]

  • A pool of mimetic polyalloy is shown in Dark Futures.
  • John Connor is sent back to the past as an agent of Skynet to help and ensure its own creation. In Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles, T-799 Eve and T-XA Casse are sent back by Skynet to ensure its own creation in Dark Futures and Hour of the Wolf respectively.
  • The Guardian explains that a nexus point is an event in time of such importance that it gives rise to a vastly different future. The same term is used in the novels for key moments in the timeline, such as the year 2029, when Skynet began experimenting with time travel.

Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines[]

  • One of the earliest scripts developed for Terminator 3 involved John Connor as a rich CEO who would later be revealed to have become a Skynet deep cover agent after a female Terminator infects him with nanobots in 2003, which would then lead to him betraying the human Resistance in 2032.[2]
  • Instead of a super computer, Skynet is depicted as a software-based artificial intelligence.
  • A magnetic device, such as an MRI, is used to disable a Terminator.
  • The idea of an endoskeleton Terminator with mimetic polyalloy (the upgraded Guardian) is similar to the concept of the T-X.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles[]

  • A Time Displacement Machine is built in the past.
  • Sarah Connor travels through time into the future and she ends on highway, just like her counterpart does in the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
  • Kyle Reese' fingerprints lead the police to his younger self. A similar concept is used in "The Demon Hand" where the fingerprints of members from Derek Reese's unit lead the federal agent to find their younger selves.
  • The T-800 having a construction job between 1984 and 2017 is another nod to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, wherein one of the Terminators owns a construction company in Los Angeles.

Terminator Salvation[]

  • Skynet uses a person that the protagonist knows or has seen before for communication.
  • John Connor is seen as a "prophet" by some.
  • The T-800 takes a direct hit from a grenade launcher without much damage.
  • In the novel Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire, there is a cyborg version of John Connor, who, however, is an impostor.
  • In one of the early scripts of Terminator Salvation, mimetic polyalloy and Time Displacement Equipment were developed in the 2010s.
  • The concept of John Connor as a machine was dwelt upon in earlier screenplays made for Terminator: Salvation, in which John Connor would die while Marcus Wright assumed John's identity. The idea was scraped when the script leaked online and changed to Marcus Wright sacrificing himself to save John Connor.
  • John Connor asking Alex "What are you?" could be a nod to the same question being posed to Marcus Wright.

Real-world references[]

  • Kyle is shown to have memories from an alternate timeline, much like what is shown in the 2000 film Frequency.
  • The Guardian, during the time between 1984 and 2017, has a construction job. This may be a nod to his actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's past role as a construction worker in Total Recall (1990).
  • The Guardian is referred by the San Francisco police as "Lurch", the towering zombie-like butler of The Addams Family.
  • Once Kyle, Sarah and the Guardian are arrested by the SFPD, the scene plays as a reference to COPS, complete with the show's opening theme "Bad Boys".
  • O'Brien is referred to by his fellow policemen as "Optimus Prime", the shapeshifting robot from the Transformers franchise, mocking his stories about meeting Terminators thirty years prior.
  • The Cyberdyne Headquarters is based on the Oracle Corporation Headquarter in Redwood City, California. The company's founder, Larry Ellison, is the father of David Ellison (founder of Skydance Media) and Megan Ellison, the producers of Terminator Genisys.
  • The Guardian finds a box of "liquified magnetic shotgun shells" in the police gun room and a "magnetic rifle entry munition" which he comments he read about on gunsandammo.com, the website for Guns & Ammo magazine.
  • Music used in the film:


  • Johnny's hairstyle is swapped with Rick's.
  • There is a in-film continuity error with the deactivated Terminator. Its nose is clearly missing even though it did not lose that part of the sheath in the fight with the Guardian. After the T-800 is reactivated by the T-1000, its nose reappears.
  • The T-800 Terminator's head-up display is in HD vision. However, the T-800 was developed in the original timeline where the modern-day HD technology wouldn't exist, as Judgment Day happened in 1997.


  • Q: Does Terminator Genisys have any connection to previous Terminator films?
  • Q: Who sent Guardian back to 1973?
    • A: Not revealed in the film or any official material so far.
  • Q: How can the T-1000 impersonate Kyle Reese without physical contact?
    • A: T-1000 was physically contacted by Kyle when he knocked its gun off.
  • Q: How can the original T-800 functional with single drop of mimetic polyalloy? Isn't it critically damaged by Sarah, who shot it with a .50 calibre rifle?
    • A: The mimetic polyalloy rebooted the Terminator while its system scanned the body to reroute its system for reactivation, much like the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The T-800 was able to reroute its systems to a secondary, alternate power source, thus bypassing any severed connections, damaged circuits, or internal impairment.
  • Q: Why is the Judgment Day delayed to 2017 from 1997?
    • A: The parts of the first T-800 that would be salvaged by Cyberdyne for reverse-engineering are completely destroyed by Sarah and Pops. Thus, Cyberdyne has to develop the Skynet without any basis until the T-3000 arrives in 2014 and provides the technology needed to build Skynet.
  • Q: How can Genisys (Skynet) know what Alex did to John Connor in 2029?
    • A: It is possible that John Connor programmed Genisys with certain memories from the original 2029, or that Skynet had furnished John with those memories to give to its incarnation in the alternate timeline.
  • Q: Is Guardian able to impersonate anyone after being upgraded?
    • A1: Possibly.
    • A2: Unlikely, as the impersonation may require specific software. Also, his outer sheath is still mostly built out of living tissue.
  • Q: According to the executive producer Laeta Kalogridis, Alex may be from another timeline based on his line "I’ve come a very long way to stop you."[3] Which timeline could he come from?


McG's Plot[]

Terminator Salvation was to introduce a new trilogy, consisting of Salvation, Terminator 5, and Terminator 6.

In statements to FilmJournal, McG revealed his plans to have the movie set in 2011, pre-Judgment Day - similar to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles revelation that Judgment Day takes place on April 21, 2011 - and to bring back the chase feel of the original trilogy.[4] The plot had Skynet discovering how to send non-Infiltrator Terminators such as Hunter-Killers and Harvesters through the Time Displacement Equipment. John Connor would go back through time to fight the machines using present day military tactics and technology while being pursued by a new model Terminator. While in the past, he would a 60 year-old scientist played by Robert Patrick, who is researching cell replication and was to become the template of the T-1000.[5] McG also planned to have Sarah Connor live until 2011, which would have retconned Terminator 3's plot of her dying of leukemia. Rumors circulated that the film would take place in modern day London, despite the fact that both Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation state that Judgment Day happened in 2004.[6]

The sixth film in the trilogy would close the loop begun with the original film, with the original Terminator and Kyle Reese travelling back in time. William Wisher wrote scripts for the planned fifth and sixth films, before legal issues derailed the project.[7]

Lin's Plot[]

Justin Lin's plot included the survival of Sarah Connor, as well as a reboot to the series.[8] However, he has since announced that he has left the project.

Hiatus and legal battles[]


Production of a fifth film had been halted by legal trouble pertaining to the rights to the Terminator Franchise as well as production Company Halcyon filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. In late September 2009, it was announced that the rights for the franchise were up for sale as the Halcyon Company tried to pull itself out of bankruptcy.

In late October, Halcyon announced it would auction off the rights to future Terminator material and was seeking $60–70 million, though the only offer was $10,000 by director Joss Whedon.

In December, Halcyon issued a statement that they are looking at various options including sale and refinancing of the rights with an announcement on the outcome no later than February 1 of 2010.[9] James Cameron expressed no interest in taking back the Terminator franchise.[10]


On February 8, 2010, an auction was held to determine the owner of the Terminator rights. After studios Sony and Lionsgate bid separately from 3 PM to 8 PM, Pacificor, the hedge fund who pushed Halycon into bankruptcy, made a deal for $29.5 million.[11] William Wisher, Jr. has written a script for a fifth Terminator film and an outline for a sixth film.[12]

On August 13, following the announcement of the animated movie Terminator 3000, Pacificor released a statement that they are continuing development of a live action Terminator 5 and they are seeking an injunction to block the animated spinoff film.[13] It was reported that Pacifior was in talks with Sony and Lionsgate to handle future Terminator films.[14]


On April 26, it was announced that Pacificor, current rights holder to the Terminator franchise, is seeking distributors for a possible Terminator sequel with Arnold Schwarzenegger signed to star in the film and Fast and Furious Justin Lin directing.[15]

On May 12, a battle over the rights to the Terminator franchise between Lionsgate and billionaire film backer Megan Ellison and her company, Annapurna Films, ensued.[16] While Lionsgate managed to bring up half of the $29.5 million to buy the rights to the franchise, Ellison won the rights with an undisclosed amount of money the following day.[17]

While Lin has been in talks with Schwarzenegger and Cameron on the plot of the fifth installment, he has ultimately dropped the film in favor for Fast 6, the tentative name of the sixth installment of the Fast & Furious series, leaving Annapurna Films to produce and release both Terminator 5 and Terminator 6 before 2018, where the rights will revert to Cameron.[18]


On January 27, Megan Ellison stated that the next Terminator movie will have an R-Rating.[19]

On June 8, Arnold Schwarzenegger stated that after he has completed work on Unknown Soldier and Ten, filming for Terminator 5 would begin. The story will be a continuation of Terminator Salvation's, and it is unknown if Justin Lin is still directing.[20]

On December 3, a year and half after negotiations were entered, the deal between PacificCorp and Annapurna was closed. Megan Ellison enlisted her brother David Ellison(Skydance productions) on the production process. She said they are "starting from scratch as they seek out a screenwriter to plot the end".[21]


On June 14, 2013, Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed to thearnoldfans.com reporter Andrew Hedgman that he will be back for his 4th film as the Terminator/T-800 and he said the filming will start in January 2014.[22][23][24] Paramount Pictures is in discussions to distribute the film with Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier writing the script. The film is currently looking for a director with Justin Lin, who was originally in discussions to direct, looking to be out of contention after deciding to direct Fast and Furious 6 instead.[25]

On June 20, 2013, it was revealed that Dwayne Johnson is being considered for the film. Further, a possible plot synopsis was released for the film: "The next chunk they have on the film is on the setting for the story. According to Examiner sources, the setting for Terminator 5 will be set before the birth of Sarah Connor and focus on her parents in the 1940s and 50s.[26] The Examiner also reports that Schwarzenegger might not play a Terminator however could play the human hero of the film who has close connections to the Connor family however he is well antiquated with weaponry by today's standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination. These rumors however contradict Schwarzenegger's recent comments where he announced he would return as a Terminator in the next film.[27]

The fifth installment, both a reboot and the start of a new trilogy unrelated to what has come before,[28] is scheduled for release on July 1, 2015.[29] On November 6, 2013, Schmoes Knows reports that actresses Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson, Margot Robbie and Tatiana Maslany are being looked at for the role of Sarah Connor & her son John is also being cast, with Boyd Holbrook and Garrett Hedlund being considered. [30] On November 8, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Hedlund, Tom Hardy, Taylor Kitsch and Nicholas Hoult are being tested for Kyle Reese.[31][32] On December 11, 2013, it was announced that Jason Clarke had entered talks to play John Connor.[33] On December 13, Deadline confirmed that Emilia Clarke has been cast as Sarah Connor.[34]


On January 10, 2014, Variety reported that Boyd Holbrook, Tom Cocquerel, Wilson Bethel, Sam Reid and Jai Courtney were among the actors that would test for the role of Kyle Reese.[35] On January 24, 2014, Variety also reported that Megan and her production company were no longer funding the film, leaving her brother’s production company, and Paramount would be the sole financiers, but would stay on board as exclutive producer for the film.[36] On February 10, 2014, Deadline reported that both Courtney and Holbrook were the studio's top choices for Reese.[37] Later that month, Variety announced that actor Courtney had been cast as Resse.[38] On March 02, 2014, The Arnold Fans learn that Schwarzenegger told a fan that filming will start in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans and Moviehole revealed that Genesis will be taking a similar route to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot by creating a new timeline through the use of time travel. As well as the future, the film will apparently revisit key moments from both 1984 (The Terminator) and 1991 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), along with various other periods in the life of the Connor family and will involve recasting several memorable roles, including the punk played by Bill Paxton and the police detective played by Lance Henriksen in the original and John’s foster parents from the sequel.[39] [40] On March 13, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that J.K. Simmons is in talks for a role as a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades (since 1984, which, not coincidentally, is the year the original movie.[41] On March 25, 2014, MTV interviewed Schwarzenegger revealed that he will played an Aged Terminator.[42] On March 25, 2014, Borys Kit tweeted that John Boyega is tested for Miles Dyson's son, Danny.[43][44] On March 28, 2014, Variety has announced that Dayo Okeniyi is cast as Danny.[45] On March 31, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter has report that Byung-hun Lee has been cast in a key role, also Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt has joined the cast.[46] On April 03, 2014, Schwarzenegger did an interview with Nerdist that the film's timeline is set in 1984, 2017 and 2027-2029.[47] On April 21, 2014, Skydance post a photo on their Facebook page that filming began on the film. [48] On April 22, 2014, bodybuilder Aaron Williamson told The Terminator Fans that he is cast in a role which may be the T-100.[49] On May 2, 2014, Matt Smith joined the cast of the film in a major role.[50] On July 12, 2014, actor Douglas Smith joins the cast.[51]


Television series tie-in[]

In December 2013, it was announced that a new Terminator television series was in development by Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures. Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who had worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles together, would be the writers and executive producers. The series was said to take place at "a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and where the film's story went one way, the series would take the same moment in a completely different direction", as well as tie into the new film trilogy, eventually affecting each other's continuity.[52] The working title for the series was Terminator: Project Skynet.


Paramount announced a new trilogy with two sequels release dates for May 19th, 2017 and June 29th, 2018.[53][54] Production on the first sequel would begin in 2016, with Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a role in both sequels.[55] All sequels were placed on indefinite hold on October 1, 2015, as Paramount removed the release dates.[56] Schwarzenegger stated that a sixth film was still going to happen,[57] albeit Emilia Clarke stated she was not coming back for other movies.[58] On January 2017, it was reported that David Ellison was seeking advice from various science fiction writers, and Tim Miller would possibly direct a sixth movie. James Cameron was godfathering the project, given that he would receive some Terminator rights back in 2019 under copyright laws that dictate a reversion to the original creators after 35 years.[59] Schwarzenegger then confirmed that he would return for the sixth film.[60]




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  31. Terminator Reboot Casting: Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson to Test for Sarah Connor - Hollywood Reporter
  32. Justin Kroll on Twitter: "BTW you can add Taylor Kitsch and Nicholas Hoult to those Kyle Reese tests seen in @SchmoesKnow and @Borys_Kit Terminator stoires"
  33. TERMINATOR Reboot Sets Jason Clarke to Play John Connor; Actresses Still Being Debated for Sarah Connor | Collider
  34. Emilia Clarke In TerminatorGame Of Thrones Actress To Play Sarah Connor | Deadline
  35. Actors Line Up for Kyle Reese Role in Terminator: Genesis
  36. Annapurna No Longer a Financier on Terminator: Genesis
  37. Terminator Genesis: Between Jai Courtney, Boyd Holbrook For Kyle Reese Role?
  38. Courtney to Play Kyle Reese in Terminator Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)
  39. TAFs Exclusive: Arnold Talks Terminator Genesis with Us!
  40. Exclusive : More original characters returning for new Terminator
  41. J.K. Simmons in Talks to Join Terminator: Genesis (Exclusive)
  42. Schwarzenegger Reveals The Secret Of His Terminator: Genesis Character
  43. Borys Kit on Twitter: "Tidbit: John Boyega (Attack the Block) tested for #StarWars but he is also wanted for #Terminator : Genesis. The role: son of Miles Dyson."
  44. Borys Kit on Twitter: "Joe Morton played Dyson, exec at Cyberdyne. If u recall, Terminator pays a visit to Dyson's house, son is there."
  45. Hunger Games Actor to play Miles Dyson’s Son in Terminator (EXCLUSIVE)
  46. G.I. Joe, Mad Men and House of Cards Actors Join Terminator: Genesis (Exclusive)
  48. Skydance - Timeline Photos
  49. EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Williamson Cast As Terminator Statement - The Terminator Fans
  50. 'Dr. Who' Matt Smith Joins Terminator Trilogy In Major Role
  51. Douglas Smith Joins Terminator Reboot & Evan’s Crime; ‘Longmire’s Bailey Chase To Kill For Me
  52. New Terminator TV Series in the Works
  53. Paramount Sets Terminator Relaunch For June 26, 2015
  54. Two Terminator Pics Sets, The Gambler Redo For Oscar-Qualifying Run
  55. Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He Will Be in Next Two Terminator Sequels
  56. Terminator: Genisys Sequels On Indefinite Hold
  57. He'll be back: Arnold Schwarzenegger claims Terminator 6 is coming
  58. Terminator Sequels Will Not Feature Emilia Clarke
  59. He's Back! James Cameron To Godfather Terminator With Deadpool Helmer Tim Miller
  60. Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He’s Back For James Cameron-Produced Terminator 6

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