First T4 Trailer To Premiere Before ‘Dark Knight’

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 6:58 am,

terminator First T4 Trailer To Premiere Before Dark Knight[Blame me for this story not being posted sooner, it was lost in the shuffle - Vic]

Word hit the web recently that moviegoers will get their first look at Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (T4 we like to call it) when the teaser trailer premieres on July 18, before The Dark Knight.

For those not already in the know, T4 is the franchise’s first PG-13 offering, set during the post-apocalyptic future of 2018 after the terminators, led by evil super-computer Skynet, have conquered the world. Christian Bale stars as John Connor, leader of the human resistance and alleged savior of mankind. The plot thickens when a mysterious stranger (Sam Worthington) appears, with little memory other than being imprisoned on death row. Is this stranger from the past? The future? And what fate does his appearance portend? J.C. tries to unravel the answers in time to save humanity from Skynet’s final strike.

The plot sounds flimsy, but the thought of seeing more Terminators for my buck is pretty cool. Just how much scorched-earth, skull-trampling, red-eyed mayhem can we expect from the teaser trailer? Probably not that much. Most likely it’ll be a the same old extreme close-up of a Terminator exoskeleton, accented by the familiar duh duh, duh, duh duh, music we know and love. But hey, maybe not. Either way, Dark Knight will start soon after and T4 will be just as quickly forgotten until the full trailer premieres.

Terminator 4 will costar Bryce Howard, Common, and Josh Brolin. The film is set for a May 22, 2009 release and will be directed by music video-turned-film director McG (let’s get this guy a full name already).

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  1. Not that I wasn’t going to see TDK anyway ( In my dreams I’m already there ) — But seeing actors in previews for other movies right before a film I’m going to see them in kind of ruins the mood for me.

  2. More Terminators is always good. We were blessed – and perhaps spoiled – when T2 came out – a movie with a truly magnificent story to go along with everything else that people would have watched it for anyway.

    I hate to say this but I think I’ll go to see T4 regardless of how bad the plot might be, just because the robots are so darn cool to see on the silver screen, as well as the concept alone.

  3. ***Start crying here***
    But why McG?! Why?! WHY??!!! WHYYYY????!!!!!
    ***Smack character upside his head and tell him to get a life***

    Now can McG direct better than that. :o)

  4. Kahless I’m more worried about the cyborg Connor, model (T-nuke the fridge).
    Or maybe (Kill the Connor?).

    This has the potential to be the biggest (nuke the fridge) moment of 2009.
    This and Star Trek.

  5. for a movie trailer they should use Allison Krauss’s song(Down in the River to Pray). The trailer should display two stages of the world, the beautiful world before the world / and then the destruction.
    Happy people plaing near a riverside, then remoreful soldiers getting rid of thier dead loved ones.

    a beautiful lifeful river, then one filled with blood, dirt and death