TV & FILM
bill-swift - February 20, 2014
Judging by the fact that Jai Courtney keeps landing rolls in big-name pictures, I'd say Hollywood is pretty convinced this 27-year-old is going to be a big star. Since debuting on Spartacus in 2010 the Aussie has been in Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard, and I, Frankenstein. And despite the fact that those movies all sucked, he keeps getting more roles. This year Courtney will appear appear in Unbroken (directed by Angelina Jolie) and The Water Diviger (directed by Russell Crow), as well as Divergent, a movie about a teenager with superpowers that has already been given a sequel by Lionsgate.
Now comes word from Variety that Courtney has been cast in the big Terminator reboot as Kyle Reese—a.k.a., the guy John Connor sends back in time to save his mom. Of course we still don't know very much about this reboot. Paramount has told us, however, that the new trilogy will find Reese going back to protect a younger Sarah Connor as she grows up...which is kind of creepy, because isn't Reese supposed to get busy with her and make John Connor?
In any case, as for the rest of the case, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) is John Connor, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) is Sara Connor, and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger will return as the Terminator—because hey, they brought Leonard Nimoy into the Star Trek reboot, so why not?
There's no word yet on when we can expect the new Terminator in theaters, but rest-assured we'll let you know when we find out.