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Bale's role in T4?

Dec. 3, 2007by: Dave Davis
UPDATE: Variety has confirmed the below report that Bale will play John Connor, although no further info about the part was given. The article also (finally) officially confirms McG as director.

Nov. 30, 2007 -- Recent online rumors place fanboy fave Christian Bale in another major franchise, namely the refreshed TERMINATOR series, which is launching a hypothetical new trilogy with the abominably titled TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS, from universally acclaimed director McG.

However, there seemed to be some question as to whether Bale would play postapocalyptic hero John Connor, an advanced UK model of Terminator, or a completely new character to the franchise.

CHUD has cast some light on the specifics: Bale is apparently playing Connor, although it is essentially a "supporting role" and that the new flick features a different character on the front lines, with Connor more of a metal-masher of legend. The theory is that this would require less of a time commitment from Bale, but still puts a genre-friendly face on the man we've been hearing so much about since Reese bopped back through time almost a quarter-century ago (or from now -- damn chronal paradoxes!).
Extra Tidbit: Bale is reportedly in some other movie about a costumed hero.
Source: CHUD

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5:23AM on 12/04/2007

10 minute cameo

Big bucks pay day.
Bale isn't stupid is he? Minimal days on the lot for maximum money, because the rest of the cast will be low cost and low rent.
Big bucks pay day.
Bale isn't stupid is he? Minimal days on the lot for maximum money, because the rest of the cast will be low cost and low rent.
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8:01PM on 12/03/2007
NO NO NO NO NO!!!
Bale CAN'T get labeled into the action star category, it'll take so much credibility and awesomeness out of Batman Begins and TDK!
And if he WANTS to go there, if he really HAS to do the action thing...
...T4!?!?!?
NO NO NO NO NO!!!
Bale CAN'T get labeled into the action star category, it'll take so much credibility and awesomeness out of Batman Begins and TDK!
And if he WANTS to go there, if he really HAS to do the action thing...
...T4!?!?!?
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7:54PM on 12/03/2007
NO NO NO NO NO!!!
Bale CAN'T get labeled into the action star category, it'll take so much credibility and awesomeness out of Batman Begins and TDK!
And if he WANTS to go there, if he really HAS to do the action thing...
...T4!?!?!?
NO NO NO NO NO!!!
Bale CAN'T get labeled into the action star category, it'll take so much credibility and awesomeness out of Batman Begins and TDK!
And if he WANTS to go there, if he really HAS to do the action thing...
...T4!?!?!?
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4:28PM on 12/03/2007
I think it's a really good idea. I mean, this franchise really hasn't had all that good of actors in it.
I think it's a really good idea. I mean, this franchise really hasn't had all that good of actors in it.
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4:14PM on 12/03/2007

No need for more Terminators

Terminator was groundbreaking, T2 set new standards in film and T3 was a worthy conclusion to the trilogy - leave it alone. I love Bale, but there's no need for more films. It's bad enough that the franchise is spawning a new TV series.
Terminator was groundbreaking, T2 set new standards in film and T3 was a worthy conclusion to the trilogy - leave it alone. I love Bale, but there's no need for more films. It's bad enough that the franchise is spawning a new TV series.
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2:37PM on 12/03/2007

Remember though...

Bale did do Reign of Fire!?
But seems like he's pulling a Hale Berry, doesn't it?
They should just call it
Terminator: Insert cheesy title here and then we'll change it when it gets flamed online.
Bale did do Reign of Fire!?
But seems like he's pulling a Hale Berry, doesn't it?
They should just call it
Terminator: Insert cheesy title here and then we'll change it when it gets flamed online.
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12:29PM on 12/03/2007
Wait...I'm confused...McG is directing, the guys who wrote Catwoman are writing...but Christian Bale is actually going to agree to star in it?...I think that Christian Bale is awesome, but for terminator 4? No. No thanks. I'm still going to remain somewhat open to the slight possibility of this movie NOT sucking tremendously, but honestly, I agree with reddwarffan in saying that I don't think Bale, despite his awesomeness, can save this flick.
Wait...I'm confused...McG is directing, the guys who wrote Catwoman are writing...but Christian Bale is actually going to agree to star in it?...I think that Christian Bale is awesome, but for terminator 4? No. No thanks. I'm still going to remain somewhat open to the slight possibility of this movie NOT sucking tremendously, but honestly, I agree with reddwarffan in saying that I don't think Bale, despite his awesomeness, can save this flick.
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6:15AM on 12/03/2007

hasta la batman, baby

isn't McG's name being attached to this pretty much a deathknell? Something to keep an eye on. Please change the title though, it's a bit wordy if you ask me.

T2 lore bastardized or not at least we still have the soundtrack, not much will top that.
isn't McG's name being attached to this pretty much a deathknell? Something to keep an eye on. Please change the title though, it's a bit wordy if you ask me.

T2 lore bastardized or not at least we still have the soundtrack, not much will top that.
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2:37AM on 12/03/2007
for the love of god, let this series just die already. Bale rocks, but i dont think even he can save this ship.
for the love of god, let this series just die already. Bale rocks, but i dont think even he can save this ship.
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2:15AM on 12/03/2007
"people just like to throw bales name out there for every franchise, cus they know not jus the fan boys but everyone will say OH HES PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE"

exactly. i just don't want to see him in anymore franchises. he's a talented guy who should do more projects like I'm Not There.
"people just like to throw bales name out there for every franchise, cus they know not jus the fan boys but everyone will say OH HES PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE"

exactly. i just don't want to see him in anymore franchises. he's a talented guy who should do more projects like I'm Not There.
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5:27PM on 12/01/2007
I love Bale.
I liked the Terminator movies.
But I cant see Bale in a T movie. Its not a good idea.
I love Bale.
I liked the Terminator movies.
But I cant see Bale in a T movie. Its not a good idea.
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3:28AM on 12/01/2007
Uhh yeah this movie will be made no doubt.. thats unquestionable... and anyways I thought this Terminator was the beginning of a new series to come? Ateast thats what i read here. But i do agree that the first two Terminator movies were classic! And heres hoping for the exact opposite of Rise of the Machines.... c'mon hollywood, a f*ckin terminator model!? LAME
Uhh yeah this movie will be made no doubt.. thats unquestionable... and anyways I thought this Terminator was the beginning of a new series to come? Ateast thats what i read here. But i do agree that the first two Terminator movies were classic! And heres hoping for the exact opposite of Rise of the Machines.... c'mon hollywood, a f*ckin terminator model!? LAME
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2:39AM on 12/01/2007
people just like to throw bales name out there for every franchise, cus they know not jus the fan boys but everyone will say OH HES PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE
people just like to throw bales name out there for every franchise, cus they know not jus the fan boys but everyone will say OH HES PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE
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9:32PM on 11/30/2007
Still fairly sure (or hopeful) that this flick will never hit cinemas. Personally I thought all the Future War segments in T1 and T2 weren't all that exciting anyway. And the whole idea of this movie kind of does shit all over Cameron's original work.

T1 - Save the mother of leader of the resistance
T2 - Possibly put a stop to Judgment Day.

It should've ended there, but any Terminator project that follows is basically saying "Yeahhh... Everything that happened in T2 doesn't really count
Still fairly sure (or hopeful) that this flick will never hit cinemas. Personally I thought all the Future War segments in T1 and T2 weren't all that exciting anyway. And the whole idea of this movie kind of does shit all over Cameron's original work.

T1 - Save the mother of leader of the resistance
T2 - Possibly put a stop to Judgment Day.

It should've ended there, but any Terminator project that follows is basically saying "Yeahhh... Everything that happened in T2 doesn't really count for dick. Sorry."

I don't mean to take the movies too seriously or anything, and if T4 actually turns out to be a good movie, that'd be fantastic. But considering T1 and T2 are masterpieces of sci-fi action, it'd be nice if the series was just left alone.
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8:26PM on 11/30/2007
This seems weird to me. It doesn't seem like the kinda film Bale would be in at this point. He seems to be much pickier than he used to be. Even Harsh Times which was a bust was a very different character which probably sparked his interest, but he has played this role before kinda in Reign of Fire. Plus I remember an interview where he said he wouldn't be Bond or Batman because of fear of typecasting. In defense, Batman Begins with Christopher Nolan is probably the kinda batman he would want
This seems weird to me. It doesn't seem like the kinda film Bale would be in at this point. He seems to be much pickier than he used to be. Even Harsh Times which was a bust was a very different character which probably sparked his interest, but he has played this role before kinda in Reign of Fire. Plus I remember an interview where he said he wouldn't be Bond or Batman because of fear of typecasting. In defense, Batman Begins with Christopher Nolan is probably the kinda batman he would want to do. Dramatic, serious, and done by a director who seems to not want to do back to back sequels (thank god).
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7:49PM on 11/30/2007
This is good. Bale will give teh film some legitimacy as a supporting actor but if the film does become something awful then his legend won't be stained. He'll probably be looked at as being in the good parts. If he starred and the film was terrible then it might be seen as partly his fault. so, this all to say that I'm happy.
This is good. Bale will give teh film some legitimacy as a supporting actor but if the film does become something awful then his legend won't be stained. He'll probably be looked at as being in the good parts. If he starred and the film was terrible then it might be seen as partly his fault. so, this all to say that I'm happy.
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