Aside from the rather awful title change to Terminator: Genisys, it’s been a while since we heard anything about the fifth Terminator flick. We know the story once again involves Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), a grown-ass John Connor (Jason Clarke), and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aging cyborg. There are rumors that it will weave in and around the events of the earlier movies, sort of like Back to the Future II. Now actor J.K. Simmons has revealed that Genisys (ugh) will hearken back to the original film in another way: it will tell a love story.
Actor J.K. Simmons is probably best known for playing J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies or the brutal white supremacist Vern Schillinger in HBO’s prison drama Oz. In Genisys he’s playing an alcoholic detective who’s been tracking Sarah Connor — and the strange events that surround her — for years. Speaking to Coming Soon, Simmons initially assumed it would be the usual disposable action movie script — “yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up” — but instead he found himself impressed by the script. He told Coming Soon: