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.