By now, you might have heard that there is a Terminator reboot in the works. The new film is to be titled Terminator: Genesis, Alan Taylor (of Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World fame) is directing and Emilia Clarke (also from Game of Thrones) has been cast in the role of Sarah Connor. Alongside all of this news, it has been reported that actor Jason Clarke is in talks to play resistance leader John Connor in the new movie.
Those who recognize Clarke may recall his roles in recent films such as Zero Dark Thirty, Lawless, The Great Gatsby and White House Down. Each of those movies differs drastically from the others, so it can be assumed that Clarke has some width of range as an actor. From my perspective I think Clarke is a great choice. He’s not really a box office draw to be sure, but he’s got an intensity that I think will be great for the role, more so than Bale was able to give to the character in Terminator: Salvation.
So it seems that Terminator: Genesis is taking some pretty interesting strides since its existence was confirmed. A healthy dose of Game of Thrones talent and possibly adding a pretty great actor in the John Connor role and this project suddenly becomes interesting as opposed to dreadful. Surely there will be fans out there that disagree and don’t even want to see another sequel let alone a reboot. I too am sort of in that camp, but I’m kind of liking everything coming out about the film so far.
What are your thoughts on the possible casting of Jason Clarke? Do you want to see a Terminator reboot? Any suggestions on who you would’ve liked to play John Connor? Tell us what you think in the comments!