Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 July 2015
Comic-Con 2015: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Panel Report
Plus Patient Zero... double Matt Smith!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Maggie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Terminator (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Child 44 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Matt Smith Joins Terminator: Genesis
Time Lord, time travel - makes sense

02 May 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Twitter / Skydance

submit to reddit

Matt Smith
Photo: Matt Holyoak exclusively for Empire

Well here's news to warm the cockles of a sci-fi lover's heart ahead of the long weekend. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, has signed up to join the cast of Terminator: Genesis, in a role that is described by Deadline as "major" and due to grow in importance in the second and third films in a planned trilogy.

What role is that? Well, it's hard to say. We already know that Jason Clarke is set as John Connor; Emilia Clarke (no actual relation) as his mother Sarah; Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese; Day Okeniyi as Danny Dyson and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. That's pretty much the original line-up set, which means that this should be a new - or much expanded - role for Smith. The studio press release adds that he has a "strong connection to John Connor" - start your speculation on that now.

A major new character is probably a good thing: if you're going to reinvent something, you might as well actually reinvent it and throw something new into the mix. If we were guessing, moreover, we might speculate that Smith could play, or become, a new antagonist for the series, which has been historically short of maniacal geniuses behind the scenes by its very nature. He'd be quite good at that. Failing that, does he look a teensy bit like Robert Patrick to anyone else? Something about the cheekbones.

Terminator: Genesis hits UK screens on June 26, 2015, part of the massive summer o'blockbusters, and we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more on it between now and then. If you're desperate for a Smith fix in the meantime, have another listen to our podcast with the man here.


But how does this news make you feel?
It's Terminator! Terminators are cool.
Nooo! Don't cross the time travel streams.
I have never watched him in Doctor Who and therefore have no right to an opinion. About anything.
  View results without voting


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Triumphs At The US Box Office
Spidey starts the summer
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

pffft
But, he can't act More

Posted by chris wootton at 09:26 on 06 May 2014 | Report This Post

We've got a Danny Dyer rule in our house, if he's in it, we don't watch it. I can see a Matt Smith rule in the future. More

Posted by man with harmonica at 16:41 on 03 May 2014 | Report This Post

I suppose he kinda looks like the ginger kid from T2... More

Posted by UTB at 21:47 on 02 May 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)