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Tom Hardy is wanted for the role of John Connor in Terminator 5

11.08.2013

The other day when I posted the story about the potential actors for TERMINATOR 5 I knew you guys wouldn't be too thrilled.

Nevertheless, it all seems to be true except for the bit about Boyd Holbrook (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) being up for the role of John Connor.

But guess who is on the list for John Connor? Tom Hardy. Yes. Tom motherf*cking Hardy. I know his name is usually mentioned for high profile roles but I really want this. Sadly, Hardy is only on director Alan Taylor's wish list. So no meetings have taken place. Notice that I also mentioned Taylor as the director again. He's named as the director in the same article by The Hollywood Report although there has been no official confirmation. I think it's safe to say by now that he's attached.

As for the role of Sarah Connor, Emilia Clarke (GAME OF THRONES) and Brie Larson (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) will definitely be testing for the part. Sounds like Margot Robbie (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) is a possibility but not mentioned for any meetings.

Still no additional details on the plot. For now accept this photo of Emilia Clarke

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Source: THR

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12:51AM on 11/09/2013

Huh?

So John Connor is Batman in the future, but becomes Bane when he goes back in time?
So John Connor is Batman in the future, but becomes Bane when he goes back in time?
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6:40AM on 11/09/2013
Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated...
Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated...
10:28AM on 11/09/2013
But we are initiated, aren't we smooveluv?
But we are initiated, aren't we smooveluv?
5:51AM on 11/09/2013
Even skynet would be confused with the timeline
Even skynet would be confused with the timeline
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10:13AM on 11/09/2013

Nope

I wanna see Tom Hardy in Terminator 5...
as a Terminator!!!
Not as John Connor.
I wanna see Tom Hardy in Terminator 5...
as a Terminator!!!
Not as John Connor.
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9:46AM on 11/09/2013
As for Sarah Connor, just bring Lena Headey back for the role, she was awesome. I'd be happy with Emilia Clarke though.
As for Sarah Connor, just bring Lena Headey back for the role, she was awesome. I'd be happy with Emilia Clarke though.
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1:21AM on 11/09/2013
Why do people insist on making John Connor a warrior? A leader doesn't automatically translate to beefy-harden-fighting soldier. ... And the guy's already Mad Max. Hollywood needs to give another actor a chance.
Why do people insist on making John Connor a warrior? A leader doesn't automatically translate to beefy-harden-fighting soldier. ... And the guy's already Mad Max. Hollywood needs to give another actor a chance.
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11:09AM on 11/09/2013
Yeah Hollywood! Give Justin timberlake or The Bieb a chance! They can act, dammit!
Yeah Hollywood! Give Justin timberlake or The Bieb a chance! They can act, dammit!
10:03PM on 11/08/2013
I hear he's also wanted to be the new Indiana Jones, John McClain, Dr. Who...
I hear he's also wanted to be the new Indiana Jones, John McClain, Dr. Who...
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5:24PM on 11/09/2013
...Jean-Luc Picard... Oh, wait...
...Jean-Luc Picard... Oh, wait...
1:48PM on 11/10/2013
None of this is going to happen. J.J. Abrams is going to lock him into a 7 picture deal as the new Paula Deen.
None of this is going to happen. J.J. Abrams is going to lock him into a 7 picture deal as the new Paula Deen.
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10:20PM on 11/08/2013
Tom hardy would be fantastic! If only he was involved in a decent terminator film. Similarly to how Christian Bale COULD have been amazing in T4 had it been for a decent script and a competent director.
Tom hardy would be fantastic! If only he was involved in a decent terminator film. Similarly to how Christian Bale COULD have been amazing in T4 had it been for a decent script and a competent director.
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10:28PM on 11/08/2013
T4 did have an awesome script. Bale demanded that it be changed so that John Conner was the central character. In the original script, John Conner is never seen, only heard on the radio a few times.
T4 did have an awesome script. Bale demanded that it be changed so that John Conner was the central character. In the original script, John Conner is never seen, only heard on the radio a few times.
4:05AM on 11/09/2013
Would take a genius writer to develop the story that explains Connor's continually changing appearance. Perhaps every time the Terminators screw with the timeline history resets and someone else becomes the John Connor - self-righting or even sentient concept of time - disturbing stuff.
Would take a genius writer to develop the story that explains Connor's continually changing appearance. Perhaps every time the Terminators screw with the timeline history resets and someone else becomes the John Connor - self-righting or even sentient concept of time - disturbing stuff.
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8:44AM on 11/09/2013
What's so hard to explain. He starts off as a 13 yr old boy, becomes Nick Stahl then Christian Bale (Batman) and now Tom Hardy (Bane) so it works just fine...
Or they can just NOT make this movie and let the already dead franchise go.
What's so hard to explain. He starts off as a 13 yr old boy, becomes Nick Stahl then Christian Bale (Batman) and now Tom Hardy (Bane) so it works just fine...
Or they can just NOT make this movie and let the already dead franchise go.
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11:28PM on 11/08/2013
John Connor and Mad Max - the dream post-apocalyptic team-up.
John Connor and Mad Max - the dream post-apocalyptic team-up.
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8:48AM on 11/09/2013
So how's that for some irony. lol
So how's that for some irony. lol
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11:15PM on 11/08/2013
Tom Hardy + Alan Taylor = my ass in the seat
Tom Hardy + Alan Taylor = my ass in the seat
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12:37AM on 11/09/2013

YES!!!

I'm hoping this actually comes together. Ever since the film WARRIOR came out Tom Hardy has gone to the top of my favorite actor list. He always puts 100% into every film that he's done. Him as John Conner would be great. I can't wait to see him in the Mad Max sequel and I can see Hardy in this role. BUT.... I hope this isn't another Christian Bale fiasco where they want an actor just because he's a big name. I didn't mind Bale getting the role of JC because if you've seen Equilibrium
I'm hoping this actually comes together. Ever since the film WARRIOR came out Tom Hardy has gone to the top of my favorite actor list. He always puts 100% into every film that he's done. Him as John Conner would be great. I can't wait to see him in the Mad Max sequel and I can see Hardy in this role. BUT.... I hope this isn't another Christian Bale fiasco where they want an actor just because he's a big name. I didn't mind Bale getting the role of JC because if you've seen Equilibrium then you know he can be a badass. But you can tell Bale only did it for the paycheck because he wasn't that good in Terminator Salvation. And MCG wanted Bale because he was a huge name coming off of the Dark Knight success.
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6:04AM on 11/10/2013

The Tominator

Hardy as John Connor or a Terminator?
But Connor is a Terminator now, isn't he?
Hardy as John Connor or a Terminator?
But Connor is a Terminator now, isn't he?
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12:14AM on 11/09/2013
The only way Sarah Conner can be younger than John Conner is if it retells the story of the original Terminator from Kyle Reese's point of view and there is some intercutting between the past and the future.
Anyway, it looks as though Christian Bale either didn't want to come back as John Conner or they didn't want him back.
The only way Sarah Conner can be younger than John Conner is if it retells the story of the original Terminator from Kyle Reese's point of view and there is some intercutting between the past and the future.
Anyway, it looks as though Christian Bale either didn't want to come back as John Conner or they didn't want him back.
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6:42AM on 11/09/2013
It would be confusing to have a younger Sarah Conner and older John Conner. To make that work, they'd have to introduce some unbelievable plot device like... time travel... or something.
It would be confusing to have a younger Sarah Conner and older John Conner. To make that work, they'd have to introduce some unbelievable plot device like... time travel... or something.
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10:36AM on 11/11/2013

maybe it will be a good movie if they...

kill John Connor.
kill John Connor.
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5:08PM on 11/10/2013

John Connor?

You want to do more Terminator? Fine, but why does it always have to revolve around Connor? The timeline is getting pretty crazy right now, unless they're going to start introducing us to the players that get sent back. I'd assume almost every movie would be a different timeline, also assuming this is a new trilogy (T5-T7), because each Terminator that's sent back would have to effect the current timeline in some way.
You want to do more Terminator? Fine, but why does it always have to revolve around Connor? The timeline is getting pretty crazy right now, unless they're going to start introducing us to the players that get sent back. I'd assume almost every movie would be a different timeline, also assuming this is a new trilogy (T5-T7), because each Terminator that's sent back would have to effect the current timeline in some way.
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3:58PM on 11/10/2013

Ugh, again...

Please stop beating this already dead horse franchise. I hold the first two so dearly to my heart. It's obvious the 3rd was a cash grab for Arnie and despite actually liking the last one its just too all over the place with the timeline, multiple characters playing the same roles, etc. Plus I think Hardy is just way too above a role like this...
Please stop beating this already dead horse franchise. I hold the first two so dearly to my heart. It's obvious the 3rd was a cash grab for Arnie and despite actually liking the last one its just too all over the place with the timeline, multiple characters playing the same roles, etc. Plus I think Hardy is just way too above a role like this...
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11:04PM on 11/08/2013
If he is interested in the role, than they should definitely sign him up right away and not look back. Having Taylor on board along with Hardy would be two great steps forward in getting this to be something really special and hopefully effective.
If he is interested in the role, than they should definitely sign him up right away and not look back. Having Taylor on board along with Hardy would be two great steps forward in getting this to be something really special and hopefully effective.
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10:52PM on 11/08/2013
The only way Sarah Conner can be younger than John Conner is if it tells the story of the original Terminator from the point of view of John Conner and Kyle Reese in which case either John Conner is a small role or there is some cutting back and forth between the past and the future.
Anyway, it is safe to say that Christian Bale was fired for his outburst against that cameraman. That plus the fact that Terminator 4 didn't do very well.
The only way Sarah Conner can be younger than John Conner is if it tells the story of the original Terminator from the point of view of John Conner and Kyle Reese in which case either John Conner is a small role or there is some cutting back and forth between the past and the future.
Anyway, it is safe to say that Christian Bale was fired for his outburst against that cameraman. That plus the fact that Terminator 4 didn't do very well.
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11:16PM on 11/08/2013

He would be interesting

But it would seem obvious that John is older than his mother if Clarke or Larson indeed plays his mother.
But it would seem obvious that John is older than his mother if Clarke or Larson indeed plays his mother.
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6:43AM on 11/09/2013
I hope they don't start introducing some wacky time-traveling to this movie franchise that, until now, has absolutely no time-travel in it.
I hope they don't start introducing some wacky time-traveling to this movie franchise that, until now, has absolutely no time-travel in it.
7:26AM on 11/09/2013
smooveluv, have you ever actually watched a Terminator film? The whole concept revolves around time travel.
smooveluv, have you ever actually watched a Terminator film? The whole concept revolves around time travel.
10:48AM on 11/09/2013
I think he was being sarcastic. John Connor's entire existence is due to wacky time-traveling.
I think he was being sarcastic. John Connor's entire existence is due to wacky time-traveling.
1:46PM on 11/10/2013
Wow rball2295. Did you realize every time somebody doesn't get thunderingly obvious sarcasm, god drowns a puppy in the blood of despoiled homeless children. So I hope you're happy with yourself.
Wow rball2295. Did you realize every time somebody doesn't get thunderingly obvious sarcasm, god drowns a puppy in the blood of despoiled homeless children. So I hope you're happy with yourself.
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