A lot has been revealed about the plot of Terminator: Genisys in recent months and now fans have a very good sense of what to expect from the movie in terms of the storyline.
The most exciting revelation to be made recently is the fact that John Connor (Jason Clarke) will be playing a villainous role -- this fact was confirmed by the latest trailer for Genisys.
Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) will be fighting to save the world, and also perhaps against John, who will be Terminator in the movie this time around.
In the clip, when Reese lands on earth, Sarah picks him up and informs him that she and the Guardian have been prepping for his arrival over the past decade. But then comes the big twist, when Sarah meets John in the present, all grown up, and before we know it, the Guardian, Sarah's protector attacks John, revealing that he is a T-1000.
On March 26, Screen Rant posted an interview with Jason Clarke from a visit to the set of Genisys from last year. In the interview, he revealed how there was potential for John Connor to pulverised in Genisys, and he would be quite vulnerable, stating that, "There's room for him to be really destroyed, knocked about."
While it had been suggested that the film, which has been directed by Alan Taylor, will be a reboot, that is not exactly true. It has been reported that Terminator: Genisys will rewind to the first two films in the series and will move back and forth in the plot with the help of time travel scenes.
The first official look at the movie was revealed in Entertainment Weekly in October. In the excerpts available online it is revealed that Sarah of Genisys will actually be quite different from the Sarah fans have known until now. She will not be a diffident waif, who is completely thrown by the Terminator tracking her and clueless about her destiny as John Connor's (Jason Clarke) mother and the war against Skynet. The new Sarah Connor will be aware of her destiny since she is 9 years of age and will be raised by an older T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Co-producer David Ellison dished about this aspect of Sarah's character.
"Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen," Ellison said. "But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, 'That's not what I want to do.' It's her decision that drives the story in a very different direction."
The magazine's cover features Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) raging on a bike, as Sarah handles steers the ride, with Reese behind her holding out his heavy-weight gun. The alternate cover features John Connor and actor Matt Smith, whose character has not been revealed yet.
Another very interesting aspect of this film is the fact that the cyborg will age. Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that the Terminator won't defy mortality for the very first time.
"The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath," he said. "It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."
The actor also suggested that there would be multiple cyborgs in the film. Finally one of the most enticing scenes will be a fight sequence between the Guardian and the younger Terminator, that featured in the original 1984 film. JK Simmons will be playing a detective who is on Sarah's side is trying to help them out.
Terminator: Genisys is scheduled to release in July 2015.
Watch the trailer for Terminator: Genisys: