Arnold Schwarzenegger has been talking to Total Film about his upcoming role in Terminator: Genesis, and has specifically addressed one point that some people have been questioning; how will they explain the fact that he is older now?
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton, but above that is human flesh.And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh,” continues the star. “Maybe not as fast… but it definitely ages.”
He has also added a small plot detail – there will be a younger T-800.
“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets a hold of him… there will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.”
Schwarzenegger added that the action sequences are likely to be a challenge for the older action star, adding;
“It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie. And sometimes it does get more difficult when you’re 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you’re in your 30s or 40s!”
In other news, Attack the Block’s John Boyega is reportedly being sought to play the son of James Dyson, who was killed in Terminator 2.
If true, this would seem to tie in with the aforementioned rumours floating around that Terminator: Genesis will occur in parallel to the first two films. John Boyega is also apparently in the front running to star in the new Star Wars movie.
Dave is the Editor of TLFR and a freelance writer. As well as a guest on BBC radio and regular appearances on the television show Reel Review, he has written for The Guardian, We Got This Covered, the International Political Forum and more.