One of the most memorable villains in all of cinematic history is the T-1000 from ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’ Played by Robert Patrick in the 1991 sci-fi action classic (and again in the Universal Studios attraction ‘Terminator 2 3D: Battle Across Time’), the shape-shifting liquid metal killing machine created by Skynet was sent back in time to kill a young John Connor before he could rise to become the leader of the Human Resistance against the machines. But now the T-1000 is making a comeback in ‘Terminator Genisys’ next month and we can see that it’s after a different member of the Connor clan in a brand new clip from the film.
In the latest bit of promotional material for the upcoming sequel/reboot of the ‘Terminator’ franchise that further shows that we’ll see more familiar yet different faces from the past, Byung-Hun Lee plays the dreaded T-1000 as he attempts to take out ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor. The clip below shows the T-1000 reacquiring its target while Kyle Reese and the Guardian T-800 attempt to keep Connor safe. Check it out followed by the official synopsis of the film:
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future.
What do you think of the new take on the T-1000? Do you find Byung-Hun Lee’s version just as badass as Robert Patrick? Share your thoughts in the comments.
‘Terminator Genisys’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, Courtney B. Vance, and J.K. Simmons hits theaters on July 1, 2015.