“Terminator : Genesis” – or “Terminator”, as Paramount still refer to it, suggesting they aren’t quite convinced ‘Genesis’ needs to be there on the end of the thing – isn’t a reboot, and it isn’t a sequel, actor J.K Simmons (“Spider-Man”) tells Empire.
As per our exclusive story spoilers for the film, “Genesis” is mostly made up of new actors playing old roles. “All the leading characters are characters who have existed in that world – the character I play is new to it.”
Simmons, who worked with director Alan Taylor on some episodes of TVs “Oz”), hints that Schwarzenegger’s playing somewhat of a different role in the film to his red-eyed assassin.
“The script, I think, is very smart, and it’s going to be a wonderful part for Arnold to do”.
The “Labor Day” actor says he was hesitant to even consider the film when it first hit his desk – but he’s clearly been won over.
“I was leery of it when it first came my way, when my agent sent me the idea for it,” said Simmons. “It’s a small part, which they insist gets much bigger in the sequels. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the script itself.
“I’m optimistic that this can be one of those films. Y’know, it’s a big action franchise, but it’s also going to be a really intelligent, entertaining, enjoyable film.”
The movie, currently shooting in New Orleans, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, yung-hun Lee, Matt Smith, Sandrine Holt and Dayo Okeniyi, and is intended to be the first chapter in a new three-parter.
Some set vids have started to pop up online too – check them out.
- Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee returning for Mallrats 2 - March 28, 2015
- Dorff gets a badge for Texas Chainsaw prequel - March 28, 2015
- Another ’90s TV Hit returning! - March 28, 2015
- Super Troopers 2 director answers those lingering questions! - March 28, 2015
- Blade Runner actress nixed from sequel? - March 28, 2015
- Transformers sequels, spin offs in the works - March 28, 2015
- Seinfeld fave in talks for Force Majeure remake - March 28, 2015
- Beauty and the Beast finds it’s Garderobe - March 28, 2015
- First look at Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk - March 28, 2015
- Cast announced for School of Rock TV series - March 28, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.