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These past few months have been pretty big for sci-fi. We’ve had the first trailer for Jurassic World, the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now we’ve got a teaser for the first Terminator: Genisys trailer. The clip is incredibly brief, and really only has given me more questions than answers…
What is the story behind the new T-1000?It has widely reported - though not officially confirmed - that the liquid metal T-1000 in Terminator Genisys will be played by Byung-hun Lee. But not only are we not sure if that is Byung-hun Lee, what’s his story? He looks kind of awesome hitching a ride on that cop car, so I hope we get to see a bit more of him (and thereby confirm the actor’s role) when the official trailer releases. Since we still don’t know a great deal about the film’s plot, I think the only thing we can safely say about the T-1000 is that this is one of the bad guys of the movie. Still, I am dying to know more!
What is that machine with all of the lightning?Watching the trailer, my first thought when I saw the lightning was that the device at the center of the shot was a time machine. That paired with the fact that Terminator has always been fairly wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, a time machine does seem to be a plausible explanation. And I mean, come on, the film’s got a Time Lord in the cast! They have to have an impressive time machine! We can’t really make out what is in the center of the revolving orb and the flashing lightning – the shot goes by very quickly - but the entire thing does look very reminiscent of Schwarzenegger’s first appearance in the original Terminator.
How much Arnold will we see in Genisys?We only got a quick look at Arnold in the trailer teaser, and chances are good that he’ll be featured fairly prominently in the trailer that will be released tomorrow - regardless of his presence in the actual film. We know Schwarzenegger will be playing the pseudo-father, called "Pops", to Sarah Connor (played by Emilia Clarke), but we don’t know how large of a role he will play in the film. This is sort of the era of actors revisiting old, popular roles, from the original Star Wars cast returning in Force Awakens, to the cast of Boy Meets World coming back in Girl Meets World, so Schwarzenegger’s return isn’t terribly shocking. Still, with so much new blood in the Terminator Genisys cast, I’ll be interested to see how much of Pops we’ll actually see in the movie.