Director Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis seems to be gaining a lot of momentum! This film development is actually on a roll! It seems everyone is now referring to the new Terminator films as a reboot, so I'll start referring to it as a reboot as well. There's a bit of really interesting casting news on the film that we have today. According to Deadline, Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke is in early talks to play the iconic role of John Connor in the film.
You all know who John Connor is right? Just in case you don't or can't remember, he is the leader of the rebellion that fights against the Skynet artificial intelligence system that is hell-bent on wiping out the human race. You know what? If you don't remember, maybe it's time you watch the first two movies again.
Clarke is a solid actor who also stars in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie and had roles in The Great Gatsby and White House Down. It's looking like he and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke could end up starring alongside each other in the movie. If this casting all goes through it would be a great start to casting the film.
According the report, the expectation is that they will be able to make at least two Terminator films before certain copyrights revert back to the property’s creator, James Cameron.