I never understood why subsequent Terminator movies never attempted to bring Robert Patrick back into the fold. He was, without question, the second-most effective and memorable villain in the series (after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original T-800, of course). And I assumed either Rise of the Machines or Terminator Salvation would have figured some way to use the franchise’s valuable asset. Well, they didn’t, but Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genisys might have crossed this item off its bucket list.
Watch the trailer for Terminator: Genisys one more time and pause it right around the 2:08 mark. You might see a clever cameo.
The scene seems to suggest that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is tackling a different character through a wall. Well, multiple sites (like ManlyMovie.net) are claiming that the guy sitting in the chair on the left-hand side of the screen is none other than original T-1000 Robert Patrick. Do you see him? Do you think that’s him?
For the record, this is what Robert Patrick looks like nowadays:
Now, the scene in question is beyond vague, so it’s hard to guess why Robert Patrick would be in it. What is the room that these characters are crashing in to? Who is Robert Patrick playing? He isn’t a Terminator. And his look is completely different from that of the T-1000 that the actor played back in 1991. But let’s venture down the rabbit hole a bit. Back in the day, there was a theory that McG wanted to do a Terminator sequel that would have Arnold interacting with the 60-year-old scientist who inspired the T-1000, and Robert Patrick would have played that character, just older.
On the flip side, this could either be: Just a funny way to slip Robert Patrick into a Terminator: Genisys scene because he was important to the franchise, or; Not Robert Patrick. I think it looks like him. Do you?