Will the terminator get terminated? Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is reprising his role in “Terminator Genisys,” recently revealed that his cyborg T-800 will deteriorate in the upcoming installment of the popular film franchise.
“There are different stages of deterioration for the T-800. Stage one is scratches, stage two is worse. This [points towards his face] is stage five, and there’s a stage six after this, so I will definitely be taking a beating or two,” he said to The Guardian.
Schwarzenegger’s character will be called The Pappageorgio Guardian, who is the class three terminator. He will act as a father figure to Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and will raise her after her family is killed. He will also help her and Kyle Reese (jaiescape T-1000 and T3000).
This is the fifth time Schwarzenegger will be seen playing the human cyborg on the silver screen since the 1984 film “The Terminator,” and he is proud to be part of the franchise.
“It’s terrific because I think very few times, if any, can I remember that the same person has been involved in the same franchise, from 1984 to 2015, over 30 years. I don’t know of another example, not James Bond, not Batman – the actors always change," he said.
The “Terminator Genisys” action takes place in three time periods: present, future and past. It will open in 2029 where John Connor will send his trusted lieutenant Reese into the past to save his mother Sarah and to ensure his own existence. When Reese will reach in the past he will find the original past has been changed and the cyborg he was sent to kill has already been taken care off.
Alan Taylor directed, and the screenplay was by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, based on the characters created by James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd. The cast also includes Jason Clarke, Lee Byung-hun, Matt Smith and J.K. Simmons. It opens July 1.