'Terminator 5' Casting News: 5 Actors in the Running for Role of John Connor's Father, Kyle Reese [VIDEO]

Five actors are in the running for the role of Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor's savior in the original Terminator who also ends up being the father of John Connor.

The last major role left for casting in the fifth installment of Terminator 5: Genesis is that of Kyle. John will be played by Jason Clarke, Sarah will be played by Emilia Clarke, and Arnold Schwarzenneger will be reprising his role as the Terminator.

According to Variety, the five actors being considered for the part of Kyle are Boyd Holbrook, Tom Cocquerel, Wilson Bethel, Sam Reid and Jai Courtney. The actors apparently tested for the role on Monday, Jan. 20. Initially Nicholas Hoult and Garret Hedlund were also being eyed for the role but both actors were not interested.

Michael Biehn played the role of Kyle in the original 1984 film.

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The director of the film, Alan Taylor, had previously suggested that his inspirations for the reboot were derived from the Batman series

Taylor spoke about how much he loved the first two films in the Terminator franchise.

"We all love the first two and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up for those first two," he said of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

The director went on to speak of a similar franchise being an inspiration for the fifth Terminator, suggesting that two films in the Batman franchise were "wonderful."

Terminator 5 is scheduled to release in July 2015.

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