Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Not a lot has been confirmed so far about the plot of Terminator: Genesis, other than the fact that it’ll involve some time-travel elements. But in terms of the movie’s tone, Arnold Schwarzenegger says it’ll have the “same feel” as 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. What it won’t be like, according to the Terminator, is director Alan Taylor‘s last movie, Thor: The Dark World.
Of course, capturing that same T2 vibe will be a lot easier if Taylor is allowed to aim for an R rating. And on that front, Schwarzenegger confesses he isn’t really sure what’s going to happen. Hit the jump to read Schwarzenegger’s comments.
Schwarzenegger got on the topic of Terminator: Genesis while chatting with Collider.
[Terminator: Genesis] is going to have the exact same feel. The way it reads, it has the same feel of Terminator 2. It’s big. There’s hardcore action and it has some really great visual effects in there, but not over the top. It’s not a Thor type of movie, even though it’s the same director. It has good special effects, but just enough to say, “Wow, where did that come from? How did they do that?”
Despite that, Schwarzenegger admitted that he didn’t know whether the next movie would have an R rating. To date, every Terminator movie but 2009’s Terminator Salvation has been rated R, and fans were none too thrilled with the PG-13 action in that one. Executive producer Megan Ellison once promised that Terminator: Genesis would have an R rating “as God and James Cameron intended,” but that was before she decided to pull out as a co-financier.
Whatever the movie winds up being rated, though, Schwarzenegger just sounds happy to be a part of it.
I think that it’s just so wild to have a franchise that has been around for that long, and then after 30 years, to get asked again to be the only character in a movie that is the same character is unheard of, in movie history. You always switch out, like with James Bond and Batman. They have new characters there. But, not here. That, to me, is an extraordinary situation and a great opportunity. Of course, I was honored when I was asked to come back and play the character with Sarah Connor.
Terminator: Genesis shoots next month in New Orleans and arrives in theaters nationwide on July 1, 2015. Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Jai Courtney star.