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Could “The Rock” Be The New ‘Terminator’?!

According to Examiner, Paramount Pictures’ newly acquired The Terminator franchise is taking a major swing at the fences to kick off a new franchise. How will they achieve this? The same way Sony hopes to pass the torch to a new group of Ghostbusters

The site reports that Terminator 5 may actually be a prequel of sorts: “Incredibly, Arnold Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family.

One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated 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,” adds the site.

So who would replace Schwarzenegger as the near-perfect killing machine? How about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? You guys cool with that? I mean, why the hell not, right? He’s one of the few WWE wrestlers to make a legitimate leap from the ring to film, and I’m 100% behind this concept.

The film is being produced by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures as well as David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are writing the script for the fifth film.



  • djblack1313

    i’d be totally fine if the Rock is the new terminator. i just wish Arnold was not in this. he’s tired.

    • weresmurf

      Agreed. No need for Arnie any more, or to be honest, any connection to the Connors. Find a new angle for gods sake!!! This reeks of dud.

  • Zombie-Killa

    I enjoyed The Last Stand for what it was (dumb, mindless fun), but Arnold’s mystique as the action god is gone. Arnold is legitimately a senior citizen, so it’s kind of hard to suspend disbelief for Arnold being this unstoppable, bad ass and indestructible force.

    Would be great for Rock, if he gets the role, but after Salvation, I’m not foaming at the mouth for another Terminator film.

  • Mr.Mirage

    Dwayne Johnson can do ANYTHING. Well… okay, at least I will watch anything he is in.

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