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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks Terminator: Genesis; rumored plot revealed

03.03.2014by: Kevin Woods

We're very stoked about the upcoming TERMINATOR: GENESIS, the fifth entry in the long-running franchise that is set to begin filming next month with THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Alan Taylor helming and original star Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the series, much to the fans' delight. Now Schwarzenegger has spoken with TheArnoldFans about the film, sharing...

We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans. I'm really looking forward to that because as you know, the last time when they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor and so I couldn't be in that movie but now I'm back again and they are very excited about having me in the film. And David Ellison, who has produced all the big movies lately, has plenty of money to do it well. He's in partnership with Paramount Pictures who are going to release the movie through their distribution. I'm really looking forward to that and it's going to come out on July 4th weekend in 2015. The movie preparation is going well. The script is fantastic so I'm really looking forward to this film." 

On top of Arnold's thoughts on TERMINATOR: GENESIS, Moviehole has revealed the possible plot details which could be considered SPOILERISH, so consider yourself warned.

Firstly, we will indeed be revisiting the events of the original 1984 film again. The ‘Terminator’ from the future will arrive on earth, attack some punks (keen to see who they get to play ‘Bill Paxton’), and then slaughter his way through a bunch of Sarah Connors’ – until he finds the correct target. And all the characters that appeared in the Cameron original, like Detective Hal Vukovich (played by Lance Henriksen in the original), Lieutenant Ed Traxler (played by Paul Winfield way back when), Sarah’s roomie Ginger (Bess Motta in the ’84 film) and, yep, even Pugsley the Iguana, return. So, yep, we’ll likely get to see Schwarzenegger back in the leather jacket and cool sunglasses he wore in the original. And, of course, Kyle Reese (Courtney) volunteers to go back to 1984 and save Sarah – just as he did first time around. But don’t expect everything to work out like it did in the original.. something is going to play out different.

And then, we’ll also be taken back to the events of the sequel. The scene where the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick in “Terminator 2 : Judgement Day”), posing as a cop, visiting John Connor’s home, where he meets – and consequently kills – foster parents Todd (Xander Berkeley) and Janelle (Jenette Goldstein), is in there. As are several other key moments.

And then we’ll be going back to moments we haven’t seen on film before – such as scenes with young Sarah and her parents.

Some have compared TERMINATOR: GENESIS to J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK reboot, however Moviehole.com says a better comparison might be BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II, meaning it will have an original plot, but will also revisit some memorable events from the original. Sounds cool to me! What do you think?

Alan Taylor's TERMINATOR: GENESIS also stars Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke, and will be in theaters on July 1st, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Are you stoked for TERMINATOR: GENESIS?

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