Last week Paramount released a new Terminator Genisys trailer that gave away one of the film’s twists. Not by accident or anything, they very deliberately looked at what they had and decided to give you more. Why? Not sure. It feels like the movie has a perception problem but I have no idea what the actual audience awareness level for it is. I don’t know how it;s tracking. But it feels like they needed to throw something else at the audience because… well, they did.
These new Japanese clips really lean into that new information. If you choose to watch them you’ll be seeing a lot of new footage, almost all of it centering around what was supposed to be an in-viewing reveal. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I haven’t read the script so for all I know there will be more surprises coming. And I have hope about something else now… will we be seeing a young Bill Paxton make an appearance again? Seems slightly more possible now after viewing this footage. Check out the Terminator Genisys clips below. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, and Courtney B. Vance. Directed by Alan Taylor, it hits theaters on July 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Terminator: Genisys:
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…