"The Hunger Games” actor Dayo Okeniyi will soon be seen in “Terminator Genisys,” the newest installment in the science-fiction franchise that has starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. Okeniyi will play Danny Dyson, son of Cyberdyne Systems engineer Miles Dyson (Courtney B. Vance), a character from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
Okeniyi recently told Blackfilm some interesting details about his role. For example, his character will reportedly be ambitious and will have a great vision for the future of technology.
“Danny Dyson is the son of the great inventor, Miles Dyson, who is the CEO of Cyberdyne Systems and he creates the seed that will basically become Skynet. In our movie, Danny, who was a kid seen in ‘T2,’ is a lot older in the time that we jump into and on the cusp of taking the reins of his father’s position. He’s created this technology that he is unaware of, but it’s the Trojan horse that creates the Terminator,” he said.
He added that there are a lot of timelines in the film and his character Dyson will be seen in the present time. “Terminator Genisys” will reportedly feature, “the past, the present and the future.”
Moreover, for Okeniyi the fifth installment in the “Terminator” series is the “retelling for a new generation.” He compared the film to the “Games of Thrones” TV series which has been adapted from a book but has been told from a different perspective.
“Terminator Genisys” will reportedly have all the elements of previous “Terminator” films but will have a “new” and “ fresh” perspective. It concerns John Connor, who will send his trusted lieutenant, Kyle Reese, into the past to protect his mother, Sarah Connor, and to ensure his own existence. When Reese reaches in the past he finds that the Terminator he came to destroy has already been taken care of by Guardian (Schwarzenegger). Now Reese, Sarah and Guardian must protect themselves from T-1000, T-800 and T-3000. Emilia Clarke, from "Game of Thrones," also will appear in the film.
Alan Taylor has directed the film from the screenplay written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. It will open July 1 in 2D, 3D, Real 3D and IMAX 3D.