About a month ago we had casting rumors with an update just days ago for a few roles for ‘Terminator: Genesis‘, the latest film in the ‘Terminator’ franchise. Well, now the role of Sarah Connor has been confirmed! Daenerys Targaryen, herself, the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones‘,’Spike Island’) is going to be the second most hardcore female in classic science fiction behind Ripley in ‘Alien’.

It’s a fitting role for her as she’s currently portraying such a strong character and clearly has the acting chops to pull it off. Clarke is going to be taking over the role that Linda Hamilton (‘Children of the Corn’,’Chuck’) made famous as one of the original female action heroes in ‘Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’.

There still isn’t much known about the film aside from the fact that it was going to be the first of a new trilogy and a reboot. Whether this will be a a full reboot or just a timeline change (much in the way that ‘Star Trek’ was rebooted via time travel) is uncertain, but with the nature of time travel a big part of the movies, it would be a great way for them to incorporate this as a means to reboot the franchise. We probably won’t know for sure until the movie drops on July 2nd, 2015.

Entertainingly enough, this isn’t the only ‘Game of Thrones’ actress involved with the ‘Terminator’ franchise or even Sarah Connor! Clarke’s costar Lena Headey (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘,’Dredd‘) who plays Queen Cersei previously played Sarah on ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’.

Love or hate the idea of a reboot, I think we can all agree that they’d better include a few of the original T-800 model in mechanical form in the upcoming film. Yes, I get that they’ll probably want to use some new tech and graphics on them but please, at least keep a few of those.

What do you think of Carke’s casting as Sarah Connor? Are you getting excited about what we’ll be seeing on the big screen or are you rolling your eyes that Hollywood is once again trying to restart this classic franchise?

Source: Coming Soon