Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and now Terminator. Take a popular film franchise and a new cast to tell a different story that takes place in an alternate timeline. In the case of Terminator: Genesis this means recasting key roles we’ve seen played by others before, and now time-traveling future soldier Kyle Reese has found his new face.
Variety reports that actor Jai Courtney (aka Sam Worthington 2.0) has been cast to play Kyle Reese in the new Terminator trilogy. Actors Boyd Holbrook, Nicholas Hoult, Garrett Hedlund, Wilson Bethel, Sam Reid, and Tom Cocquerel were all rumored for the role, but I guess Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures went for the most boring choice.
Jai Courtney is Mr. Dullsville. He played the forgettable John “Jack” McClane, Jr. in the terrible A Good Day to Die Hard last year. Courtney will also appear in the upcoming Divergent, which will be released on March 21, and has put in appearances in I, Frankenstein and Jack Reacher. Courtney’s biggest claim to fame was on the swords-and-sandals series Spartacus: Blood & Sand on the premium cable network Starz.