Diego Boneta has landed what is described only as a “key role” and a “human” in Tim Miller‘s upcoming ‘Terminator’ reboot. He has been offered the role and is now in negotiations. (In other words $$$.) He joins Mackenzie Davis who appears to be another new character, “a soldier-assassin on a mission.”
Boneta is a Mexican-born actor/singer whose first major U.S. role was in the Tom Cruise-starring musical ‘Rock of Ages’. He has also appeared in the films ‘Summer Camp’ and ‘Before I Fall’ and on the TV series ‘90210’, ‘Underemployed’ and ‘Scream Queens’. His latest film, ‘The Titan’, a sci-fi flick, with Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling, is now available to stream on Netflix. He will next headline ‘Luis Miguel: La Serie’, a biopic TV series about the life of one of the best-selling Latin American singers of all time, which premieres on Telemundo on April 22 in the U.S. and on Netflix everywhere else.
Boneta and Davis will be joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will reprise their classic roles as the T-100 and Sarah Connor. It will be Hamilton’s first visit to the ‘Terminator’ universe since 1991’s ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’. Schwarzenegger went on to appear in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’. Like Hamilton, original director James Cameron departed the brand after ‘Judgement Day’ but he is returning as an executive producer for this picture, which picks up after the events of ‘Judgement Day’ and ignores everything that came after.
The untitled sequel is due to begin filming in June and wrap up in October. Its release date was just moved from July 26, 2019 to November 22, 2019. The script was penned by Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Billy Ray and Justin Rhodes, based on a story by Cameron, Miller and David Ellison.
Expect more news in the coming weeks as this film moves closer to production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter