Terminator 4 Adds Sam Worthington To Cast

Published 7 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

sam worthington Terminator 4 Adds Sam Worthington To CastSam Worthington has joined the cast of McG’s Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (preferably called just Terminator 4).

The Australian actor will play a mysterious character named Marcus who is apparently the lead character in the film, despite John Connor being played by Christian Bale this time around.

Marcus is supposed to be a “badass” who was put “out of commission” before Judgement Day. He then wakes up fifteen years before the future war that we have seen in the previous Terminator films.

Worthington apparently got the role after McG spoke with James Cameron, who recommended the young actor following his work on Cameron’s Avatar. If you don’t know, Cameron directed the first two Terminator films, as well as a little-seen film called Titanic.

I don’t know how to react to this news… I think it’s pretty unexciting. I mean, he’s an okay actor, and the cast for this new Terminator film seems to be better than expected, but we don’t really know the context of his casting. Marcus may be a “badass” but what exactly is his role in the film?

Besides, lets face it – we all want to know who will be playing the Terminator… the Terminator is after all the title character!

McG was quoted last week as saying that he’d like someone like Russell Crowe or Josh Brolin to play a Terminator, but this all seems like dream casting that probably won’t materialize. I’m going to keep an open mind until we get an actor cool enough to step into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s leathers.

One thing is for sure, McG is making some interesting casting choices on this film. Also, it’s good news that he’s talking to James Cameron about this latest addition to the franchise. Then again, when Schwarzenegger asked Cameron for advice on Terminator 3, what he got from Cameron was “make sure your paycheck has a three on the front of it.”

Sound advice, if you think about it!

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is scheduled for release in 2009.

Source: Variety

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  1. as far as I am concerned everything that happened after Terminator 2 took place in a paralell universe.

  2. For some strange reason I am looking forward to this movie. I’ve enjoyed all the movies AND I am really starting to get into the Sarah Connor Chronicles. I think The Rock or Vin Diesel would make an AWESOME Terminator…..

  3. Vin Diesel would rock as a Terminator.


  4. Niall, this thing with Marcus being put “out of commision” sounds cryptically bad.
    Keep in mind that the Future War starts the day after Judgment day not 15 years later.

    What we see in the films is the Resistance. Not the one and only Future war.

    In the opening credits of T1 it states that the war against the machines has raged for years.

    It has taken mankind 20 something years to mount an offensive force to the machines. In that 20 years the humans were put in labor camps and slowly hunted down.

    I’m guessing that Marcus is put in cryo-suspension?
    (Sounds like a reeeeeaaaall strech to me!)

    I have a bad feeling there going to rewrite the future in a bad way.

    Also gotta say again the title is just hacky. And with all the changes the Sarah Connor show is going thru I’m worried there going to feel comfortable making big changes to the movie timelines.

    We shouldn’t really be fighting one terminator like in the past films.
    This is war on an epic scale. Or at least it should be.

    This film should be drastically different from the past films. A futuristic grim fight against a army of machines controlled by a massive super-computer that has a Time machine.
    Isn’t that enough to write a great terminator film.
    I’m pretty pissed that they felt T3 let people down so there throwing it out and rebooting the storylines.

    T3 was on the right path even with the ending it had.
    Vin Diesel playing a terminator wouldn’t be far from his character Riddick. The Rock, I’m sick of him.