Our friends at Hitfix address these stories, confirming them with an interesting bit of new information. Prepare for a doozy of a spoiler.
There is a scene in the script where, literally, we see the scene from the first TERMINATOR film where Arnold steps out, the punks threaten him, he rips Bill Paxton’s heart out and takes his clothes and wanders off. And as soon as that scene ends, another Arnold Schwarzenegger who is older and beared and a very different version of the Terminator walks in from the side and plays another scene right at the scene of that first incident.
While Brian Thompson is actually the one who gets their heart ripped out, this is still some pretty cool news. While it feels a bit on the nose and obvious of a direction for a time travel film, it’s not that easy to pull off. I’m excited to see what Alan Taylor is able to do with the quasi-reboot in theaters July 1, 2015.
In addition, we just received a press release announcing that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith will be joining Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Dayo Okeniji, J.K. Simmons, Sandrine Holt, Byung-hun Lee, and Jai Courtney in the film!
Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, we’re told.