Terminator 4 Plot Details Revealed

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terminator4 Terminator 4 Plot Details RevealedWhen news broke that Christian Bale would be starring in the snappily titled Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, fanboys across the net cheered with joy.

When his name was first mentioned there was much confusion over which role he’d be playing, however we are now assured that he will be John Connor in this Schwarzenegger-less (probably) sequel.

The boys over at CHUD.com seem to have a mole deep inside the Terminator 4 production and they have a brief outline of the film’s plot and an update of what characters we can expect to see in the forthcoming film.

The most interesting thing about this new Terminator film is that apparently John Connor isn’t the main character – the lead is somebody called Marcus. Marcus (according to CHUD) is a “bad ass”, who was put “out of commission” before Judgement Day. Marcus then wakes up fifteen years before the future that we all know and love from the original Terminator movies.


Now, maybe I’m a bit slow, but I have no idea what “out of commission” could mean. Is he a prototype Terminator that was shut down? Was he in a coma? Did he take too many drugs and find himself stoned for a decade and a half? Who knows.

The question that I have to ask is: Why have we never heard of this Marcus character before?

The article also mentions that Kyle Reese makes an appearance in the film, however I find it very unlikely that Michael Biehn will be returning to the series. Another character that is named in the plot outline is a “butt busting female character by the name of Blair, a pilot for the human resistance.”

I’m not sure what to think about all of this. I’ve always wanted to see the future war that was glimpsed in the previous Terminator films, but could this be too much? Also, if John Connor isn’t the lead, who will be playing Marcus (compared to Vin Diesels’s Riddick in CHUD’s article)?

In my opinion, I feel that this film could end up as a mess of CGI and bad action sequences, and with McG’s name on the directing credits there’s nothing to suggest otherwise.

Might this be the disaster of a film that we all anticipated?

Source: Chud

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  1. The only way I’ll get excited about this movie is if they put out a trailer and it actually looks good, but I just can’t trust anyone with making a good terminator movie. So news of the fourth is of the least importance kind of beside the A team to me.

  2. Man here we go again with a sequel that practically writes itself, but looks like there doing something else.
    Much like my Star Trek 11,film concept that included casts from TNG, Ds9 and Voy.
    But anyway…..
    ^
    (((what they should do please tell me what you think out there?))))
    This story “if were going to the future war” needs to focus on battling Skynet and possibly destroying it before Skynet can alter TIME..and create Judgement Day….
    “If I was John Connor and knew how it all played out that would be my ultimate goal”
    That should be his main focus throughout half the film, then we realise its too late Skynet completed the time-chamber quicker than (human resistance recon)
    could predict.
    Plenty of
    battles could be interplayed thru these scenes. Resulting in the capture of terminators by the resistance.
    Connor then has to speed up his plans to infiltrate Skynet itself using a captured Endo-skeleton. (Voiced by Arnold) if he’s availible. They could also truly use CGI as a tool and create virtual Arnold 2.0 versions and I bet you wouldn’t be able to tell. Anyway…
    After (a huge battle to create a distracion) the Arnold Endo inflitrates Skynet and downloads a
    crippling virus that shuts down the system long enough for the humans to get in and turn it off from within.
    ^
    Miles Dysons son (T2) should be the New lead character alongside Connor, K Brewster and Kile Reese.
    ^
    We see Dyson hack the mainframe and access the “time machine”. (This could be a huge finale of sorts and a huge CGI set)..

    Once they hack into Skynet they realise that Skynet has nodes all over the world. They have only hacked into the Los Angeles Skynet Mainframe
    They then detect Skynets surrounding nodes are restarting and they onyl have about 20 minutes before Skynet sends in reinforcements. They have little time but to send Kile Reese and 2 terminators back in time. They reprogram the 2nd terminator but are in such a hurry that its programming isn’t fully saved (thus causing the I, killed you John backstory of T3).
    ^
    Dyson downloads detailed files from the Skynet mainframe (good material for sequel) The resistance capures what It can as far as gear and machines.
    Maybe Dyson reprograms say 1000 terminators to protect mankind and we have the making for a terminator civil-war sequel, WKs?
    The time machine is used just at the last minute to send back Kile and the 2 terminators.
    We get the awesome scene where Conner sends back Reese and with a litle CGI assistance and voice over work by Arnold himself. This could be one big awesome Terminator finala with sequel potential ??
    ^
    I maybe I’m way of here…..
    Steve

  3. Also
    If they can’t get Arnold to do the voice there’s a (voice over) guy I can’t remember his name. But he sounds just like Arnold S,,

  4. One thing that’s off a little in
    this report. If this guy Marcus comes into the story 15 years before/after Judgement day, that dosnt match with the classic Terminator timeline.
    The future war we see in T2 takes place in 2027.

  5. Cool ideas,Steve!

    You sound like you’re into Terminator as much as I’m into JLA stuff! :-D

  6. The Terminator franchise, I believe has hit the wall. When the first thought that hits your mind is “Why couldn’t they have just spent the money bringing us something ORIGINAL?” then you know it’s getting stale.

    The TV show isn’t a bad idea at this point. Different format, different opportunities, but the big-screen treatment has been fully wrung-out in my opinion. Any attempt to set the story entirely during the future war eliminates the defining arc of the terminator films, which was always a mono-a-mono adversarial track (and one of the more interesting aspects of the film series, in my opinion – that a future war was being played out on a very personal and individual nature in the present.), instead of a full-on war film in which that element will likely be absent.

  7. Thanks Kel, yea I like the Terminator franchise and the Time travel aspects of it.
    Anyway……
    I Hope we get to see a T4. The way things are going.
    ^
    JerseyCajun, I was thinking the adversary in the
    future war would be Skynet, itself…
    ^
    At this point I don’t see how you can do T4 and NOT be in the future war..maybe the tv show will fill that void.