I’ll be back indeed. As the cast has been coming together over the past few months, one person that has been attached to ‘Terminator: Genesis’ from the start was the man who started the franchise thirty years ago: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Through all the rumors and changes, the former Governor of California was always going to be a part of the fifth installment of the futuristic robot apocalypse series. And now, the actor reveals some details about the character that he will be playing when cameras start to roll next month.
After appearing on WWE Raw alongside ‘Sabotage’ co-star Joe Manganiello and the immortal Hulk Hogan to promote his latest movie earlier this week, Schwarzenegger sat down with MTV News for some ‘Terminator’ talk. He started out by discussing the challenges of playing a character that he has been playing since he was in his 30s, but then he gets into a few juicy tidbits about the T-800 that explain his aged appearance:
“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. 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 turned politician turned actor again then continued by saying that the original T-800 won’t be the only version of the robot that we’ll see in the upcoming Alan Taylor film:
“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800 and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good.”
You can check out the entire interview with Schwarzenegger below, which also includes his thoughts on the fourth ‘Terminator’ film that did not feature an appearance from him due to his political duties:
The veteran action star definitely shared some interesting details about ‘Terminator: Genesis’ in this interview. What do you think about them? Do you buy the whole aging robot thing? Are you excited to see multiple T-800s running around? And what’s all this reprogramming business about? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.
‘Terminator: Genesis’ starring Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, and Arnold Schwarzenegger debuts on July 1, 2015.