Jai Courteny Cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis

Jai Courtney, Terminator Genesis, Kyle Reese

John Connor’s pappy will be played by Jai Courtney in Alan Taylor’s upcoming Terminator: Genesis.  Courtney’s character was a huge part of the first film then appeared in a hallucination that is in the extended (and superior) cut of T2.Courntey joins, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator) as a Terminator…probably and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor.  Taylor’s assembled a very strong cast here for what I’m hoping will be a return to glory for the Terminator franchise.  Genesis is the first of a trilogy that is supposed to “end the story James Cameron started about Skynet’s battle with the resistance”.  That, by no means, says these are the last three Terminator movies.  Just that they’ll start a new story even if these make a truckload of money (which they will if they live up to the talent onboard so far).  Terminator: Genesis is scheduled for a summer 2015 release.

5 thoughts on “Jai Courteny Cast as Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis”

  1. If we don’t see an army of Arnold-Terminators, I am going to give up on the franchise! Seriously, the concept of Skynet is timelier than ever (are you aware of what Google is up to these days in the field of robotics?) A lot of remakes/reboots are pointless, but these new Terminator films are not only totally warranted, they are actually vital. I say bring on the war with the machines.


    1. I meant that these new films are vital in the sense that we need to see the war with the machines, not in the sense that Google is creating an army of evil robots. I swear, trying to get your point across this way throws all the difficulties of human communication into sharp relief. After three entire sequels, I find it astonishing that the machine war has not been shown yet, and I want to see it—badly.


      1. No, I take your meaning, it’s a timely message. The degree to which privacy has been stripped from average people and their lives shaped by technology and those who control it is staggering. It’s happened so fast, but just slowly enough that it’s like boiling the frog in the pot of water on the stove. And, aside from that snippet at the beginning of T2, yeah, where’s our machine war! We may not get it in the first film. AFter the fiscal boondoggle that was T4, they may want to re-establish the franchise before laying out the bank necessary to do that justice.


  2. You’re probably already writing an obituary, but Harold Ramis is gone. I loved his work so much that I’m on the verge of tears.


    1. Sigh, it’s up on the site. I swear, I hate writing obituaries so much and this year I’ve already had to write more than I think I did all of last year combined. Groundhog Day and Monty Python & the Holy Grail are my two favorite comedies so Ramis will always be beloved by me for directing the former.


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