The producers of Terminator: Genisys know what keeps audiences coming back for more: tying the timestream in Gordian knots, and more Terminators. It wouldn’t be enough for Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) to flee just the new T-1000 (the one that can turn into molten level and shift its appendages into weapons) and the CGI young-Arnold T-800. No—the newest Terminator must be the person they least expect. It must be… John Connor?!
Yep, the new Terminator: Genisys trailer changes the game once again. In addition to Sarah Connor doing a better job of being Kyle Reese than he does, and the reprogrammed T-800 a.k.a. “Pops,” we also see that some past/future/who knows version of John Connor (Jason Clarke) is actually a human-machine hybrid. It’s certainly the next logical type of Terminator to introduce, and it hits harder with it being undisputed leader of the revolution John Connor.
You have to wonder why the producers have decided to dole out each of these mini-twists in the trailers, and what (if anything) they’re saving for the movie itself. We still don’t know much about Matt Smith’s character, who’s listed on IMDb as Tim. Unless… is he really playing the older version of this mullet-sporting troublemaker from Terminator 2: Judgment Day?
That might be the final surprise in store. Watch the trailer:
Terminator: Genisys comes to theaters July 1.