Two new covers of Entertainment Weekly have been released, which give us the first official look at the "Terminator Genisys" cast. One cover features Emilia Clarke who plays Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney who plays Kyle Reese. The other showcases Jason Clarke who plays John Connor and Matt Smith, who plays a new character to the franchise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is returning to the franchise he helped make so famous, is not featured on a cover. I wonder if they will release another cover featuring him a bit further out to keep building interest or keep his new look as an aging Terminator a secret a while longer until the trailers release.
Magazine covers don't indicate what we're in for, so don't be alarmed if you find these photos as horrible as I do. They are very cheesy, especially Courtney's face. Sorry buddy. But again, if Schwarzennger himself said the film was reminiscent of "T2" and they are armed with "Thor: The Dark World" director Alan Taylor, I still want to give this film the benefit of the doubt. Even if they are inching towards a PG-13 rating. Disheartening initially but you can get away with a lot more with that rating these days than we used to.
Some other details were released in the issue. Check out what the beginning of the film is described as below:
"The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected."
They then go on to elaborate on what "nothing like he expected" entails. The below contains what could be considered some spoilers but it's been approved by the studio, so they will probably be including it in some trailers and other promotional materials soon.
"Twist No. 1? Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton’s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991’s T2. Rather, the mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls "Pops"—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion."
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