September 29, 2016 | Updated at 12:52 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Terminator 5: Genesis' Spoilers & Cast News: Jason Clarke vs. Tom Hardy for John Connor Role? [VIDEO]

According to a new Deadline report Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks to play the role of John Connor in the upcoming 'Terminator' reboot.

By Natasha Taggart, EnStars on Dec 11, 2013 03:27 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Jason Clarke actor in the film " Zero Dark Thirty" arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIV
Jason Clarke actor in the film " Zero Dark Thirty" arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS) (Photo : Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Tom Hardy
Hardy poses at a premiere at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood (Photo : Reuters)

Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks to play the role of John Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot, Deadline reported Wednesday, Dec. 11.

The actor is up against Tom Hardy (Lawless), who was said back in November to be a frontrunner for the same role.

In the action film, John is Sarah's son and later leads the rebellion against the Skynet artificial intelligence system that is endangering the human race. The report also seemed to suggest that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was the strongest contender -- Brie Larson is also in the running -- for the role of Sarah Connor in the film.

Arnold Schwarzenneger is also confirmed to star in the film, but not as its lead character. In the past installments of the franchise Schwarzenneger played the role of the steely, relentless cyborg. This time around it seems like he will be coming back to earth and playing an exceptionally strong mortal. His character will be tasked with protecting Sarah and her family.

The film's writers, Patrick Lussier (Drive) and Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar), disclosed their idea for Schwarzenegger's character earlier in the year.

Some reports are still suggesting that Schwarzenneger will be reprising his role as a cyborg in the upcoming film.

Clarke previously starred in The Great Gatsby and White House Down. He is also part of the ensemble cast -- which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and John Hawkes -- for Baltasar Kormakur's Everest. Clarke is also set to star in the sequel of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Child 44

Terminator 5 is scheduled for release on July 1, 2015.

Watch this trailer of Terminator Salvation:

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 Confirmed Before 2016 Ends

'Seven Deadly Sins' season 2 will be released before the year ends.

As Eric's life hangs in the balance, his loved ones will worry about their roles in his recent health setback on the September 29, 2016 episode of 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) Spoilers: Eric's Loved Ones Worry About What They've Done As His Life Hangs In The Balance

As Eric's life hangs in the balance, his loved ones will worry about their roles in his recent health setback

iPad Mini 5

Rumors Point To iPad Mini 5 March Release Date

iPad Mini 5 may be coming next March 2017.

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer's Steven Avery Now Engaged to Las Vegas Woman

Steven Avery has found love -- find out all the details on his new fiancee.

Brielle and Kim Zolciak

Report: Kim Zolciak's Daughter is Obsessed With Plastic Surgery

Is Brielle Biermann obsessing over her looks?

Real Time Analytics