In an interview with Empire magazine for its May cover story on Terminator: Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about his character and how he will be different from the previous films in the franchise.
It is known that Schwarzenegger will be playing the Guardian, an older version of the T-800, who is charged with protecting Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). He will also be fighting his younger version from the original 1984 film. The actor revealed the changes that will come into play in Genisys, and how they might affect his character.
"The story has changed," Schwarzenegger said, "so I am like a combination of the characters who you have seen in the past. He is a powerful and potentially evil kind of machine that can be very destructive if I see that a there is danger from me or for the victory against the machines. I can switch over to being the protector of Sarah Connor. It depends where we are in this storyline."
The actor also spoke about the staying power of the Terminator franchise and how the story has stuck with people over three decades.
"I didn't know when I did the first Terminator that this would become such a popular franchise," he said. "But you never know when you do a movie anyway. I mean, some movies, you do a Superman or a Batman, you know the franchise is already there, but with these kind of movies you don't know."
Terminator: Genisys is scheduled to release in July 2015.
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