Will Robert Patrick Be In Terminator 5?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm,

The folks over at the new FearNet website (still in Beta) went to WonderCon and got a chance to speak with McG, director of the upcoming Terminator Salvation.

The interview hit many of the common topics such as whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will be involved in the project.

McG said that Arnold saw the movie a few days before WonderCon took place and that he was scheduled to meet with him to discuss involvement.

As for Hamilton, McG has been communicating with her regularly to discuss her reprising the role of Sarah Connor, most likely in a voiceover narrative role. Screen Rant reported this a few weeks ago where she had confirmed she was in negotiations for a voiceover role – so, it’s still not confirmed yet.

Now for the most interesting part: McG also brought up that he’s been meeting with Robert Patrick (who played the infamous shape-shifting T-1000 villain in Terminator 2) and has figured out a possible way of including his character in a sequel to Terminator Salvation (Terminator 5?). This is what he had to say about that:

“I talk to Robert Patrick with great regularity,” he said. “It’s interesting – I was [thinking of] a through line. I’ll bounce it off of you guys: I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he’s a scientist that’s working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas — and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves. So imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, ‘Holy shit! That’s gonna be the T-1000 – who comes back perfect, lean and the whole thing.’ I haven’t concluded that, but Robert and I had dinner the other night and talked about it. I made two movies with Robert Patrick, so I like him very much. And now he’s very heavily into motorcycle riding. He’s a really serious guy.”

Awesome! Anything they do to tie the new movies into the old and keep it within canon, I’ll fully support!

Back in December, the sequel to Terminator Salvation was more or less greenlit and we had always heard that the new installments to the franchise would be setup as a second trilogy of films.

I can’t wait for this movie ever since seeing the new trailer that came out Monday (go see it if you haven’t!). It completely changed my expectations and anticipation for the movie – I hope it can live up to that now.

What do you think of this news and would you like to see all the stars of the first two films return?

Terminator Salvation this theaters May 21, 2009.

Source: FearNet

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  1. i like that idea of bringing him into the film, but not as the t1000 tho

  2. No because hes changed alot in looks since Terminator 2, but the part sounds very interesting!!!

  3. Did you guys even read the article???

  4. HAHAH this is exactly how I imagined Arnold would return! As a scientist captured by the Terminators and skin-duplicated. McG’s ideas so far are real fanboy ideas, gotta love that!

  5. That’s what I was thinking oscar lol, guys he didn’t say he would be back at the T1000 he would be back as a scientist and they use his look at the T1000 or whatever. Read the part of what McG said and you’ll get all the info.

  6. Robert Patrick will agree to do any movie…

    Sorry to say it, not saying he’s not a good actor, I actually like him, but apparently he either has no standards or he just likes doing it so much he’ll do anything… So I guarantee you he’ll be in T5 as long as they find a role for him. The idea in the article sounds ok except it doesn’t completely make sense…

    Like why there will be scientists trying to cure diabetes and stuff like that when the world is taken over by killer robots, or how that would result in a T1000 modeled after a younger him…

  7. Oh, about the statement of Patrick willing to do anything, I just say that because I’ve already seen him on several tv shows, on really really really bad movies like “The Marine,” in multiple cameos in multiple films, etc. etc. A lot of things some actors would stay away from, he seems to just have a “alright, let’s do it” attitude, which is cool I guess. I would like to see him in a role relating to Terminator as well. He was the most badass villain, or ANY movie in my opinion. Just how DO you kill an indestructible shape-shifting liquid metal enemy??? They were sooo lucky they HAPPEN to crash in a metal refinery, otherwise they could have been fighting and running forever and the T1000 will never be destroyed…

  8. @Ken J
    I was thinking the same thing; why will scientists be trying to cure diabetes while killer cyborgs and androids are roaming about? I suppose McG could use the new CGI they used in Curious Case of Benjamin Button to have Patrick’s character actually cure himself and make himself look younger, then have him captured and his skin harvisted. That would surely suck for the scientist; he cures his ailment and looks younger only to get captured and killed.

  9. Maybe he (the character) tries to cure those diseases because humanity needs to be strong and healthy as possible in the fight for survival ? Just a thought…

  10. @Ken & John,

    I’m with you guys on the “it doesn’t make much sense,” boat– I just hope McG didn’t somehow give away the ending to Terminator Salvation by saying that. As in– NOW they are able to work on diseases and things like that.

    Or, maybe, he was working on these things before the end of the world ( most likely nanotechnology ) and they somehow go into the creation of the T-1000.


  11. I like Robert Patrick, he makes crap movies(like The Marine) just a little better. But what I’m mainly looking forward to is the new Trilogy of Terminator movies.

  12. Has no one in here seen the deleted scene from T3?


    Especially you, Dr Thriller.

    Anyway – I’m all for the Robert Patrick idea.

  13. @ David Hasselbach,

    Thanks for the link – funny (and cool) video

  14. I’m afraid to click that link because you’ve already WARNED us that it’s from T3, but I think I know which one that is. That’s the retarded Sgt. Candy right? That was sooooooo stupid, they got so many things wrong there about skynet an the terminators it’s not even funny…

    Well, it was kind of funny haha how the people financing this film actually thought that was a good scene, but that’s about it…

  15. @ Ken J

    True. Although I didn’t hate T3 (it was better than it deserved to be), it was like an experiment gone slightly wrong.
    You know, combining two plusses doesn’t necessarily result in another plus.

    Bruce Willis combined with Demi Moore:


    Scary? Yes.

  16. He’s supposed to be a scientist working for Skynet, not the Resistance. He creates the T-1000, it comes to life and kills him. It then takes his form and creates a younger version of him (with the help of CGI and old footage of Robert Patrick at ILM). The T-1000 steps into the Time Displacement and is sent back to 1995 to kill John in T2. That’s basically what will happen.