Terminator: Genesis (tentative title) looks like it will have a bit of a funky timeline. Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is young again, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is still young, and John Connor (Jason Clarke) is older than the both of them. There’s also an old T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in the mix. With four movies already laid out (I’m assuming the new film will ignore the TV series entirely), and Genesis functioning as a spinoff/sequel/prequel/reboot-thing instead of a straight-up remake, how will the upcoming picture tie into the overall story?
Hit the jump to learn about the possible Terminator: Genesis connection to The Terminator. Keep in mind that this might be considered a spoiler, so read on with caution. But before hitting the jump, Paramount has released some exciting news for Doctor Who fans with the announcement that Matt Smith has joined the cast. Per the press release, “Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor.” The cast also includes J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee. Terminator: Genesis opens July 1, 2015.