Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joined by another T-800 Terminator machine in Terminator: Genesis. Body-builder Aaron Williamson revealed that he'll be playing a T-800 in the next installment of the franchise. Here's what he had to say:
“Thanks to an amazing team of people who help me get better each week, both physically & creatively, I’ll be playing a T-800 (Terminator) in the upcoming production ‘Terminator: Genesis’. I’m extremely grateful & motivated as this new chapter begins to take shape.”
What has yet to be seen is if he will be playing a new character in the movie, or just a younger version of the original model that Schwarzenegger made famous. In Terminator: Salvation they used a body-builder's body for the T-800 and then digitally added on Schwarzenegger's head. It looked awful, but technology has improved since then. When asked by TheTerminatorFans.com who he would be playing this was his reply:
“I’m not really at liberty to discuss anything w/ regard to this part. My social media followers have been following my journey since I returned to the states from Iraq, which is why I shared that photo; my desire to overcome adversity has really moved people. Where I’m at in my life right now is destiny & it’s truly a blessing. I grew up as a skinny kid watching the original Terminator & was fascinated by Arnold which is the man who inspired my career in fitness. To be a part of this production is a dream come true & a very special moment for me.”
The image above is something that he came up with and posted. As far as I know it's not official production art.
The film is being directed by Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor, and it also stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, and Laeta Kalogridis.
The rumored idea for the story is that it will weave together several ideas from the previous Terminator movies, and in the process give fans a fresh new story about Skynet's uprising and its plan to wage war on mankind. To read some possible spoiler information on the movie, click here.