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Dayo Okeniyi lands the role of Miles Dyson's son in Terminator: Genesis

03.28.2014

With the addition of Dayo Okeniyi to TERMINATOR: GENESIS, the primary casting is complete and now Alan Taylor's film can begin production. Okeniyi nabbed the role of Danny Dyson, son of SkyNet creator Miles Dyson, a role rumored to also to have been possibly going to ATTACK THE BLOCK's John Boyega. According to Deadline, the two actors were both being courted by TERMINATOR: GENESIS as well as J.J. Abrams and STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. While this does not mean that Boyega is a lock for STAR WARS, it seems like this casting is likely narrows their field in half.

Okeniyi may not be a recognizable name (yet), but he is best known for the role of Thresh in THE HUNGER GAMES as well as an appearance on the Abrams-produced NBC series REVOLUTION. The Nigerian-born actor appears to be committed for a three picture deal as Paramount is planning to begin production shortly on TERMINATOR: GENESIS in Louisiana followed by a second and third film shot back to back over a nine month period. That's right, we can expect this to be a finite trilogy of films to wrap up the John Connor saga before rights revert to James Cameron.

From previous comments made by Arnold Schwarzenegger, TERMINATOR: GENESIS will be directly connected to the existing TERMINATOR canon while telling a unique time travel story that both returns to the time period in Cameron's original THE TERMINATOR and simultaneously telling a distinct story.

TERMINATOR: GENESIS will star Emilia Clarke as Sara Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800. The film is slated to premiere July 1, 2015.

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Source: Deadline

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3:59AM on 03/31/2014

Back to the Future...

.. II.
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6:31PM on 03/28/2014
Here's hoping Boyega gets star wars!
Here's hoping Boyega gets star wars!
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6:28PM on 03/28/2014
Gay, gay totally gay. Terminator films ended after T2 - the rest have been a mix of poor acting, (loken and the inflating boobs please), shitty story lines and T4 was just one big pile of steaming shite - even the John Connor facial scaring homage to the future John Connor in T1 was pathetic. Seriously wish they would have followed the idea moated few years ago as Robert Patrick as a scientist who created the T1000 and also explored more on how time travel was created and became possible.
Gay, gay totally gay. Terminator films ended after T2 - the rest have been a mix of poor acting, (loken and the inflating boobs please), shitty story lines and T4 was just one big pile of steaming shite - even the John Connor facial scaring homage to the future John Connor in T1 was pathetic. Seriously wish they would have followed the idea moated few years ago as Robert Patrick as a scientist who created the T1000 and also explored more on how time travel was created and became possible.
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4:19PM on 03/28/2014
Everything about this film has been solid so far. Hopefully the final product delivers.
Everything about this film has been solid so far. Hopefully the final product delivers.
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3:22PM on 03/28/2014
This sounds like it is going to be similar to that Family Guy episode where Stewie and Brian traveled through time into several past episodes of Family Guy.
This sounds like it is going to be similar to that Family Guy episode where Stewie and Brian traveled through time into several past episodes of Family Guy.
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2:47PM on 03/28/2014

The big question is.....

will that radio controlled monster truck of his save his Dad's life again?
will that radio controlled monster truck of his save his Dad's life again?
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2:41PM on 03/28/2014

Makes zero sense.

Seriously, WHAT IS THIS? It looks and sounds like a reboot/remake, but they're trying to say it's a connecting story. So what the Hell is a character like Dyson doing in this? Ugh, losing interest by the second.
Seriously, WHAT IS THIS? It looks and sounds like a reboot/remake, but they're trying to say it's a connecting story. So what the Hell is a character like Dyson doing in this? Ugh, losing interest by the second.
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4:08PM on 03/28/2014
its a connecting story and he's a connection. I fail to see why you cannot seem to grasp this. Since time travel is a HUGE part of The Terminator franchise I don't get all the hate from fanboys over this new trilogy. If you introduce time travel to a story then you can re-tell, re-imagine and even change story arcs from other movies because you can TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. Funny, people don't seem to object to Back To The Future 1 2 and 3 doing this...
its a connecting story and he's a connection. I fail to see why you cannot seem to grasp this. Since time travel is a HUGE part of The Terminator franchise I don't get all the hate from fanboys over this new trilogy. If you introduce time travel to a story then you can re-tell, re-imagine and even change story arcs from other movies because you can TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. Funny, people don't seem to object to Back To The Future 1 2 and 3 doing this...
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