The first Terminator: Genisys trailer doesn’t drop in full until tomorrow, but you didn’t really think a big trailer like that show up without any advanced hype, did you? That’s not the world we live in. We get trailers for trailers now (in the case of Jurassic World we got a couple). Earlier today we wrote about a new motion poster for the upcoming fifth Terminator movie, and now we’ve got a teaser for tomorrow, which shows off some new footage. It’s only a tease, but it’s still awesome. Check it out for yourself below.
The next installment of the Terminator franchise, the strangely titled Terminator: Genisys, doesn’t hit theaters until next summer, but it has already proven to be divisive among fans. From some of what we’ve seen and heard, this looks absolutely terrible; from other information, it sounds like it is going to be totally awesome. To be honest, we don’t really know much about the film, and no matter what, we’re pretty damn stoked about this one. Hell, they could show us Arnold Schwarzenegger bouncing around in a lavender tutu playing with hand puppets and we’d still be excited about a new Terminator movie. (I would watch the crap out of that actually.) The latest offering from Genisys is this new motion poster, and it definitely falls into the pretty damn awesome category. Check it out for yourself.
Terminator: Genisys doesn’t hit theaters until July 1, 2015, but this week has seen a flurry of activity surrounding the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring addition to the time travelling, robot-centric franchise. We’ve seen photos, heard some new plot details, and today, to round out your week and send you off into the weekend, we’ve got some storyboards of what looks like a badass battle to show you. And just for the hell of it, there are some more pictures to gawk at as well.
Whatever your take about the storyline that came out earlier in the week (reaction has been strong, with some fans practically screaming that they’re killing the series, while there have been more people than expected who seem to dig this out-of-left-field direction), we’re going to give this the benefit of the doubt and remain pretty damn excited. And the picture of Arnold as the grizzled, older T-800 that surfaced yesterday has a lot to do with that. It’s hard to look at that and not get at least a little bit excited.
I’m pretty sure New Coke didn’t see the kind of backlash that Paramount’s upcoming quasi-reboot Terminator: Genisys has received in the past week. (Oh, okay, since it added that terrible subtitle.) Screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier have taken the core franchise story and taken it in a few completely different directions, causing some fans to claim, “I won’t be back,” in their best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. But now we’ve got our very first look at the aging Schwarzenegger in his trademark leather jacket, holding a gun, and it’s a little easier to forget about all the madness. (Light SPOILERS ahead for those who wish to remain clueless.)
I’m trying really hard to stay positive about the upcoming Terminator: Genisys, but they’re not making it particularly easy. We recently ran into reports from people claiming to know the whole film who called it a franchise killer. Without any actual details to back that up, that was pretty easy to dismiss, though it did get our Spidey-Senses tingling a bit. Now some new plot details, official ones actually released by the studio, have come to light, and while it’s certainly possible to pull this off (trying to stay positive), a lot of people are going to hate what they’re about to read.
EW has a couple of alternate covers featuring stars of the movie—including Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney on a motorcycle, and a bedecked Matt Smith and Jason Clarke armored up and hanging out with a fleshless terminator—and you have to be glad that they’re staged and not actually from the movie, because they look like cosplay. Still, it’s easy enough to ignore promo stuff like this that obviously has nothing to do with the actual film. It’s what the article contains that is concerning.
The last two movies in the Terminator franchise, 2003’s Terminator: Rise of the Machines and 2009’s Terminator Salvation, left fans wanting. Some people absolutely despise them, but I’m rather middle of the road on both, which somehow actually feels worse (there’s a sense of catharsis in being able to just viciously hate a movie). As we approach the revamping of the series with next year’s Terminator: Genisys, we’re full of what’s best described as guarded optimism. We’re hopeful, and totally rooting for the Alan Taylor-directed film to succeed, silly name and all. That said, some new details that have come to light are making that more difficult, as they don’t sound all that promising.
There may be some light spoilers beyond this point, but the original report does its best to remain vague, and so will we. But still, if you’re looking to avoid such things, you may want to skip this one.