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Arnold Schwarzenegger says Terminator: Genesis will have the same feel as T2

03.18.2014

With Alan Taylor's TERMINATOR: GENESIS scheduled to start filming next month, everyone wants to know more about the fifth film in the franchise. Some rumored plot details surfaced earlier this month about the upcoming movie possibly exploring the events from the previous films, and in a new interview with Collider, Arnold Schwarzenegger says the new movie will have the same tone as TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. The actor also says we should expect "hardcore action" in TERMINATOR: GENESIS.

"Terminator is going to have the exact same feel. The way it reads, it has the same feel of Terminator 2. It’s big. There’s hardcore action and it has some really great visual effects in there, but not over the top. It’s not a Thor type of movie, even though it’s the same director. It has good special effects, but just enough to say, “Wow, where did that come from?  How did they do that?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed a few other interesting details on TERMINATOR: GENESIS as well. At this point, he's not sure if the film will have an R-rating, and he says TERMINATOR: GENESIS isn't the official title yet.

Schwarzenegger also talked about how the Terminator is different from other big franchises like Batman and James Bond.

"I think that it’s just so wild to have a franchise that has been around for that long, and then after 30 years, to get asked again to be the only character in a movie that is the same character is unheard of, in movie history. You always switch out, like with James Bond and Batman. They have new characters there. But, not here. That, to me, is an extraordinary situation and a great opportunity. Of course, I was honored when I was asked to come back and play the character with Sarah Connor. It was the same when Universal called and said, “We want to do the sequel to Twins.” That’s 25 years later, after it came out. And 34 or 35 years later, after doing Conan, they’ve come back and said that they want me to play Conan."

I know a rating usually doesn't make or break a film, but I'm fairly certain 99.9% of you want an R-rating for the new movie. I don't need TERMINATOR: GENESIS to have buckets of blood in it, however I do want it to be brutal as hell. PG-13 "hardcore action" is fine and all, but that's not what I want for the next Terminator film, and I think most fans feel the same way. TERMINATOR: GENESIS should be a triumphant return for Arnold Schwarzenegger as his most iconic character, and hopefully we won't get another watered-down Terminator flick with the new film.

TERMINATOR: GENESIS starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney (and possibly J.K. Simmons) will open on July 1st, 2015.

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Source: Collider

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10:34AM on 03/19/2014

Not going to be the same feel...

with a 67 year old Arnold..
with a 67 year old Arnold..
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5:38AM on 03/19/2014
Should have just ended at 2. Like Aliens.
Should have just ended at 2. Like Aliens.
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4:46AM on 03/19/2014
We want to do the sequel to Twins.

Wait, what??? Aww HELL NO.
We want to do the sequel to Twins.

Wait, what??? Aww HELL NO.
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10:21PM on 03/18/2014
I'm extremely interested in seeing how this turns out, but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. I love arnold as much as anyone but he has a tendency to over hype his projects so I'm not trusting his word just yet
I'm extremely interested in seeing how this turns out, but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. I love arnold as much as anyone but he has a tendency to over hype his projects so I'm not trusting his word just yet
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12:15PM on 03/18/2014
The thing about the Terminator films is that it's not like there was a lack of places to go after Salvation. Give us more of the future war, get together a cool group of hardened resistance soldiers, do a sort of Band of Brothers in the future, catch up more with Anton Yelchin's Kyle Reese...The attachment of Alan Taylor to the project does seem like a good sign, but I can't help that feel that Justin Lin got screwed out of making his Terminator film when a T5 was all ready to go but was
The thing about the Terminator films is that it's not like there was a lack of places to go after Salvation. Give us more of the future war, get together a cool group of hardened resistance soldiers, do a sort of Band of Brothers in the future, catch up more with Anton Yelchin's Kyle Reese...The attachment of Alan Taylor to the project does seem like a good sign, but I can't help that feel that Justin Lin got screwed out of making his Terminator film when a T5 was all ready to go but was scrapped thanks to Arnold's scandal in 2011.
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3:07PM on 03/18/2014
I agree. I thought Salvation was very underrated and left the door wide open for more storytelling.
I agree. I thought Salvation was very underrated and left the door wide open for more storytelling.
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11:38AM on 03/18/2014

"I think that its just so wild to have a franchise that has been around for that long, and then after 30 years, to get asked again to be the only character in a movie that is the same character is unheard of, in movie history."

Ahem... What about Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones jr.?

And you can't have the same "feel" as T2 without it being Rated R. Point blank period.
Ahem... What about Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones jr.?

And you can't have the same "feel" as T2 without it being Rated R. Point blank period.
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11:09AM on 03/18/2014
The last Terminator movie was rated PG-13 and it bombed. Please stop trying to appeal to teenagers.
The last Terminator movie was rated PG-13 and it bombed. Please stop trying to appeal to teenagers.
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1:12AM on 03/20/2014
teenagers will see it even with an R rating. All the ratings do is pander to those parents who would rather someone tell them what to watch then to decide on their own. Ratings systems need to go more simple: family oriented film or adult.
teenagers will see it even with an R rating. All the ratings do is pander to those parents who would rather someone tell them what to watch then to decide on their own. Ratings systems need to go more simple: family oriented film or adult.
10:50AM on 03/18/2014
Definitely cautiously optimistic about this. It has potential since it's dealing with what has already passed. Arnie is no where close in his prime physically, maybe they'll just re-use the opening sequence from T1? who knows, but director Alan Taylor has promise.
Definitely cautiously optimistic about this. It has potential since it's dealing with what has already passed. Arnie is no where close in his prime physically, maybe they'll just re-use the opening sequence from T1? who knows, but director Alan Taylor has promise.
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10:25AM on 03/18/2014
I have to say, since hearing all those plot rumours I'm now quite excited about it - I like the idea of then encompassing the first two films.

The bit I'm not sure about is Arnie returning as the Terminator. Sorry to say this, but Arnie is too old now. When I thought he was going to play a human character I was happy with that.

I guess they could give him a CGI facelift (how they recreated him for Salvation) - maybe those are the visuals he's talking about.

I want more casting now.
I have to say, since hearing all those plot rumours I'm now quite excited about it - I like the idea of then encompassing the first two films.

The bit I'm not sure about is Arnie returning as the Terminator. Sorry to say this, but Arnie is too old now. When I thought he was going to play a human character I was happy with that.

I guess they could give him a CGI facelift (how they recreated him for Salvation) - maybe those are the visuals he's talking about.

I want more casting now. Actually, based in the plot rumours - I wanna know who's playing the T-1000?
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10:24AM on 03/18/2014
I love the terminator franchise, so I'm just happy we're getting a new installment that from the sound of it, isn't a total reboot thank god! And with Schwarzenegger involved, I'll be buying a ticket for sure!
I love the terminator franchise, so I'm just happy we're getting a new installment that from the sound of it, isn't a total reboot thank god! And with Schwarzenegger involved, I'll be buying a ticket for sure!
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10:14AM on 03/18/2014
Not every film can be as perfect as T1 or T2. The reason we watch Terminator films is to see terminators beating the crap out of each other and seeing how their mission will or will not effect the future. I think people need to keep their expectations in check. This isn't going to have revolutionary special effects and it doesn't look like it will have a villain as cool as the T-1000. However, for me anyway, it has Arnold and is still dealing with the Connor family. I'm pumped to see
Not every film can be as perfect as T1 or T2. The reason we watch Terminator films is to see terminators beating the crap out of each other and seeing how their mission will or will not effect the future. I think people need to keep their expectations in check. This isn't going to have revolutionary special effects and it doesn't look like it will have a villain as cool as the T-1000. However, for me anyway, it has Arnold and is still dealing with the Connor family. I'm pumped to see Arnold in movies again and to see him return to the Terminator and Conan films. I may get down-voted but I simply don't understand why people hate on new Terminator films. If they want every movie to be T2 then just watch T2 and let others enjoy the new movies. Some of us still get joy out of movies instead of bitching about them non-stop.
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10:33AM on 03/18/2014
I don't think people are looking for perfection, especially when you're taking someone elses idea like James Camerons. Take the Star Trek franchise, it has had so many different writers and directors, yet its kept that quality everyone has loved for decades. I think what the main beef people have had with the last two Terminator films is the absolute horrible script writing and how much different they veered off from what Cameron had laid out.
I don't think people are looking for perfection, especially when you're taking someone elses idea like James Camerons. Take the Star Trek franchise, it has had so many different writers and directors, yet its kept that quality everyone has loved for decades. I think what the main beef people have had with the last two Terminator films is the absolute horrible script writing and how much different they veered off from what Cameron had laid out.
7:54PM on 03/18/2014
But with Star Trek, you never really got a GREAT film. They were cheap sci-fi films with small audiences coming to see them. They never revolutionized the medium of film (though one might argue they did some of that with TV), they never made a groundbreaking film.

So the bar was never put as high as it was with Terminator 1 and then even higher with part 2. When you make such a masterpiece of action films it's almost inevitable people will be dissapointed with a sequel. I think Cameron knew
But with Star Trek, you never really got a GREAT film. They were cheap sci-fi films with small audiences coming to see them. They never revolutionized the medium of film (though one might argue they did some of that with TV), they never made a groundbreaking film.

So the bar was never put as high as it was with Terminator 1 and then even higher with part 2. When you make such a masterpiece of action films it's almost inevitable people will be dissapointed with a sequel. I think Cameron knew it and never did part 3, which in the hands of Mostov was a blatant rip-off of T2, only worse and done with a comedic tone. Salvation was a pretty good action film but again, it was a terrible Terminator film because it was nowhere near the same level as T2
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10:04AM on 03/18/2014
I'm really excited so see what Alan Taylor can bring to the Terminator franchise. I'm both excited and cautiously optimistic for Terminator Genesis.
I'm really excited so see what Alan Taylor can bring to the Terminator franchise. I'm both excited and cautiously optimistic for Terminator Genesis.
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9:37AM on 03/18/2014
Still not pumped up for this and to this day i'm with James Cameron maintaining T2 closed the book on the franchise.

R-rating? Who are they kidding? Besides it was the Cold War backdrop/inspiration that made the first two movies great and thats why the 3rd and 4th movies looked completely out of place.
Still not pumped up for this and to this day i'm with James Cameron maintaining T2 closed the book on the franchise.

R-rating? Who are they kidding? Besides it was the Cold War backdrop/inspiration that made the first two movies great and thats why the 3rd and 4th movies looked completely out of place.
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9:26AM on 03/18/2014
How & why is he talking about the amount/how the special effects look? They haven't even begun filming yet - so there aren't any done yet - maybe some tests, but that isn't indicative of the final product
How & why is he talking about the amount/how the special effects look? They haven't even begun filming yet - so there aren't any done yet - maybe some tests, but that isn't indicative of the final product
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10:00AM on 03/18/2014
I'm sure he's maybe seen a test reel of special effects but he's also hyping it up a bit.
I'm sure he's maybe seen a test reel of special effects but he's also hyping it up a bit.
10:08AM on 03/18/2014
I know they only started shooting last week, but there was most likely a test reel of special effects that they showed some of the main actors.
I know they only started shooting last week, but there was most likely a test reel of special effects that they showed some of the main actors.
9:03AM on 03/18/2014
I think I remember reading somewhere that Terminator Salvation was going to have the same feel as 1 and 2...
I think I remember reading somewhere that Terminator Salvation was going to have the same feel as 1 and 2...
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