Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
This morning, Paramount Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Alan Taylor‘s Terminator Genisys. You can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the first Terminator Genisys trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one image at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. I’ve also taken the time to compare some of the events in the new film side by side with moments in James Cameron‘s original The Terminator. Hit the jump to see the Terminator Genisys photos now.
Terminator Genisys Photos
We get a look at post apocalyptic Los Angeles in the year 2029. We see a few Hunter Killer ships fly over the Hollywood sign, headed to the downtown city in the background.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Hollywood sign in a Terminator film; it also appeared in Terminator Salvation. But lets forget about that film for now.
Jason Clarke plays an older John Connor in this film. He is giving an inspirational speech to a large group of rebel troops gathered in an empty building.
You can only see a little bit of John Connor’s signature scar in this image.
We see John Connor manning a futuristic gun in a moving 4 x 4 vehicle.
Troops unload from a deployment vehicle as explosions from the war are seen in the background.
We see helicopters flying over the battlefield as plasma guns are being fired from both sides of the fight. An army of T-800 endoskeletons can be seen on the right while the resistance is trying to push the fight on the left.
More resistance soldiers firing futuristic weapons.
John Connor and Kyle Reese run through the battlefield as spark explosions cascade in the background. We can see some resistance troops taking out T-800s in the background. A Hunter Killer hovers overhead catching up to our heroes.
Something lands in front of Kyle Reese and John Connor.
This is Kyle Reese, played by Jai Courtney in this movie. He’s John Conner’s right hand man in the human resistance.
The thing that landed a second ago appears to be a Centurion, formally HK Series 12 Model 453 Type 900, a.k.a. Hunter-Killer Centurion.
This is Skynet’s largest mobile, walker-style ground Hunter Killer unit. According to the Terminator wiki:
It is an autonomous combination platform packing advanced targeting systems, heavy armor and heavy firepower. Used primarily in an anti-vehicle role or deployed in small squadrons to hunt down and terminate humans, the Hunter Killer Centurion is the most expensive (in terms of materials, power and time) Hunter Killer unit produced by Skynet. Due to its large size and the tenacious defending of its posts, this Hunter Killer unit soon gained the nickname “Centurion” from Tech-Com members who had faced it. The Hunter Killer Centurion has a central waist unit that houses a miniature high efficiency fusion reactor and the transmission systems. The gun pods and body of the Hunter Killer Centurion have been designed to subliminally form a demonic face. This is a deliberate feature, implemented by Skynet to induce added psychological threat and fear in any Tech-Com fighters who face this unit in battle.
The HK Centurion was featured in concept art for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (seen below), but not in the film.
The model was seen in various comics (Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Nuclear Twilight, Terminator 2: Infinity issue 5), video games (The Terminator: Dawn of Fate) and novels (Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Dark Futures An Evil Hour).
A Terminator 800 model endoskeleton fires an endo-canon. The cannon shoots plasma and lights up red/purple.
We get a glimpse of the war from space as a ton of explosions are lighting up our planet.
“Mankind dies with us!” We get our first real look at John Connor’s signature scar in this new film.
Here is a comparison image showing Michael Edwards from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Christian Bale from Terminator: Salvation and now Jason Clarke from Terminator: Genisys. Its worth noting that while the character was first referred to in the 1984 film The Terminator he first appears on screen in T2.
Glass doors open revealing a refrigerated room with legs of bodies hanging from above. This is the Terminator 800 model, Skynet’s first cybernetic organism with living tissue over a hyperalloy endoskeleton. One of the T-800s is lowered to the ground, ready for a mission.
We then see a time displacement machine, sometimes referred to as a TDM.
The film takes place in multiple time periods and we will see three TDMs in the movie. From the teaser trailer, we see one in the year 2029 and they would have to build one in 1984 to leave that time period (we see a more modern day 2015-ish setting later in the teaser) — so there is one more we don’t know of. Each TDM looks very distinct because of who created them and the fact they were created in their times with the available technology. We have never seen a time displacement machine in the films to date, only the time displacement sphere effect seen after someone has traveled through time.
We see a T-800 step into the TDM ready to go back to 1984 to kill John Connor’s mother Sarah Connor.