Terminator: Genesis Considering Adding Attack The Block's John Boyega

We've been excited for John Boyega to become a mega-huge star ever since we saw Joe Cornish's sci-fi action flick Attack The Block a few years ago, and finally it seems like Hollywood is starting to pay attention to the British talent. In addition to being attached to star in the Jesse Owens biopic Race, the actor is also reportedly one of the lucky few being looked at for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Epsiode VII and now word has come down that Boyega is also potentially going to potentially play a part in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis.

THR reporter Borys Kit has taken to his Twitter account to reveal that young star is now being considered to play the son of Miles Dyson in the upcoming sci-fi reboot. Fans of the franchise will remember that Dyson was played by Joe Morton in James Cameron's T2: Judgement Day, and that he had a pretty significant role in the plot: he was the executive at Cyberdyne who eventually led the world towards the robot apocalypse. In the scene where Sarah Connor arrives at the Dyson house to kill Miles, you can actually see his son. Considering how hush-hush all of the details about the project have been, at this point we have no idea what kind of part in the plot of Terminator: Genesis Dyson's son would play, but it's certainly interesting to note that the role exists.

At this point in time you may be asking yourself, "How can John Boyega be in both Star Wars: Episode VII and Terminator: Genesis if both movies are going to be large scale productions that shoot this year?" The short answer is that he can't:

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A bit of a Sophie's Choice, no? While obviously at this point in time it's not Boyega's choice to make whether he wants to be in one sci-fi blockbuster or the other, but if it does come to that he will be faced with a truly difficult decision. The size of the role would definitely be a factor, but how do you choose between such legendary franchises?

Terminator: Genesis is being directed by Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor and is set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connnor, and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. Production is scheduled to start up in the next few months in preparation for a July 1, 2015 release date.

Regardless of whether or not Boyega ends up joining the project, if you haven't already seen Attack The Block you really should fix that problem immediately:

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