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Dwayne Johnson In Terminator Reboot As An Android…Where’s Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Dwayne Johnson In Terminator Reboot As An Android...Where's Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Dwayne Johnson might be cast in the Terminator reboot as an android, according to rumors. But these Terminator 5 rumors are fairly old, and from before we knew Paramount planned on a remake, so what would this mean for the plot? Never mind, what about Arnold Schwarzenegger?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, director Alan Taylor originally didn’t want to confirm his involvement with the Terminator reboot. Emilia Clarke may be cast as Sarah Connor in the Terminator reboot although nothing definite has been decided.

So far, there’s been a lot of rumors and speculation over whether the new Terminator reboot is actually a remake or an indirect continuation of the series based upon time travel. After all, the Star Trek reboot technically started everything over again, but it’s still connected to the original series via Spock.

But in the case of Star Trek, they’ve long acknowledged alternate universes as a plot device while with the Terminator movie that’s never been made clear (and if it did become certain, would probably make the story confusing). Either way, Paramount is calling the movie just “Terminator (2015),” so it seems obvious they’re rebooting in some fashion in hopes of creating a trilogy with the success of the recent Batman trilogy.

So Dwayne Johnson’s Terminator reboot casting has him playing a “new” android model designed by Skynet sent back into time to the 1940′s or 1950′s kill Sarah Connor’s parents. And the man who is there to protect her family is a friend of the family, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This epic battle is what apparently inspired Skynet to model a Terminator after Arnold, which brings us back to the future.

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Having The Rock as the Terminator android would connect the movie back to the ideas of Terminator: Salvation in a fashion. This means this Terminator sequel wouldn’t be a strict remake. It also brings up the possibility of Johnson’s character be an almost unwilling participant in this death dance. Even more fun is the possibility of Arnold Schwarzenegger facing off against a younger Terminator version of himself.

Keep in mind, these ideas were an earlier version of the script, so it’s possible the Terminator reboot won’t involve Dwayne Johnson at all. But we do know there has to be some sort of time travel hijinks since the actors and actresses being considered for the roles of John and Sarah Connor are both in their 20′s. Although, it’s possible the pair never met and instead we’re treated to visions of the future under the wrath of Skynet.

In the end, it seems obvious the main Terminator role hasn’t been cast for certain. After all, even Jean-Claude Van Damme wants to be in the Terminator reboot according to a more recent quote:

“I would definitely love to join The ‘Terminator’ franchise with Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger, if I am offered the role. I would love to! Let’s see if the studio is interested. Thank you.”

So would Van Damme try to kill the Connors with his awesome splits?

Do you think Dwayne Johnson should be in the Terminator reboot at all, or should the director Alan Taylor bring back (pun intended) Arnold Schwarzenegger even if it’s done via CGI?

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11 Responses to “Dwayne Johnson In Terminator Reboot As An Android…Where’s Arnold Schwarzenegger?”

  1. Anonymous

    I thought "Salvation" was plenty good and the franchise should continue that story line. It was a bit darker and grittier than the originals, but in a good way. It was a calculated risk that I thought paid off, and it would seem like a shame for them to just pull the rug out from under it so soon (much like DC is erasing Christopher Nolan's wonderful Batman trilogy already).

  2. Rick Schubert

    Please not the Rock. God he sucks, seriously… He is not an actor, he is an athlete. Much rather see Van Damme or anyone else, How about make Arnold human and at his age wouldbe natural and have him as a 50's beat cop trying to protect Sarah's pregnant mom as she would not have been born yet.

  3. Lenny Stein

    van damme might make a cooler older john conner from the future but not feeling him in any other role. i like the rock, he has alot of charisma and good guy potential, i dont think his star has completly risen yet with the right movie. terminator 3 and 4 were god awfull largely do to brad fidel's score leaving the franchise and might have been loads better with it in full as most sequel franchises tank when they drop music or replace actors. my real wish is for sequel franchises to take a page from bond wich sucked for years without the john barry music (returned at least partialy in skyfall) and get thier original music back wich is 89% of a film franchise. id also like to see sequel franchises start cliffhangering again continuing stories instead of one movie story plots and take a page from star trek II and star wars empire strikes back, the greatest sequels ever made. star trek, a nightmare on elm street, hellraiser even star wars could use a boost by returning to thier original terrific soundtrack scores id much rather see a reboot of a popular franchise with at least its original score intact than god awfulness of films like t4, total recall remake, miami vice movie,etc.

  4. Lenny Stein

    van damme might make a cooler older john conner from the future but not feeling him in any other role. i like the rock, he has alot of charisma and good guy potential, i dont think his star has completly risen yet with the right movie. terminator 3 and 4 were god awfull largely do to brad fidel's score leaving the franchise and might have been loads better with it in full as most sequel franchises tank when they drop music or replace actors. my real wish is for sequel franchises to take a page from bond wich sucked for years without the john barry music (returned at least partialy in skyfall) and get thier original music back wich is 89% of a film franchise. id also like to see sequel franchises start cliffhangering again continuing stories instead of one movie story plots and take a page from star trek II and star wars empire strikes back, the greatest sequels ever made. star trek, a nightmare on elm street, hellraiser even star wars could use a boost by returning to thier original terrific soundtrack scores id much rather see a reboot of a popular franchise with at least its original score intact than god awfulness of films like t4, total recall remake, miami vice movie,etc.

  5. Lenny Stein

    van damme might make a cooler older john conner from the future but not feeling him in any other role. i like the rock, he has alot of charisma and good guy potential, i dont think his star has completly risen yet with the right movie. terminator 3 and 4 were god awfull largely do to brad fidel's score leaving the franchise and might have been loads better with it in full as most sequel franchises tank when they drop music or replace actors. my real wish is for sequel franchises to take a page from bond wich sucked for years without the john barry music (returned at least partialy in skyfall) and get thier original music back wich is 89% of a film franchise. id also like to see sequel franchises start cliffhangering again continuing stories instead of one movie story plots and take a page from star trek II and star wars empire strikes back, the greatest sequels ever made. star trek, a nightmare on elm street, hellraiser even star wars could use a boost by returning to thier original terrific soundtrack scores id much rather see a reboot of a popular franchise with at least its original score intact than god awfulness of films like t4, total recall remake, miami vice movie,etc.

  6. Anonymous

    You are seriously bashing the Rock's acting AND saying Van Dam and Arnold are better? None of them are great actors, but the Rock has much more range than the other two.

  7. Loyal Phoenix

    Whoever wrote this is article is a damn retard….CYBORG, you idiot. Not ANDROID. Anyone that has watched any movie from this series would know this.
    You probably support Obama and terrorism too, you COMMIE…