The first two Terminator films were brilliant, showing a dystopian future and the fight to stop it from happening. We had some kick-ass bad guys, time travel, big guns and Arnie, pretty much everything I look for in an action film. And then Terminator 3 came out and it all went a bit wrong, for me at least, and the trilogy petered out and failed to deliver in it’s final chapter.
So when Terminator 4 or Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins was announced, I was a bit disappointed that the franchise was going to get splintered even more, and guess what, there’s going to be three more sequels. Damn.
The Future Begins is due out a year from now, with Christian Bale in the lead role as rebel leader John Connor. And now the BBC is reporting that he has also signed up for two more films in the series. He must have something about starring in hard-hitting franchises as he already plays Batman.
Victor Kubicek and his business partner Derek Anderson of film company Halcyon, speaking at the Cannes Film Festival said:
“He’s really an actor’s actor, so we’re very proud. Christian was our first choice and he’s a big fan of The Terminator, so we’re very lucky,”
“But with Batman he’s already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren’t sure he’d respond. Luckily, he read the script and he loved it, so he’s signed on for all three.”
We already know Common and Sam Worthington are also set to have starring roles in the film, but apart from that, plot details and character names are being kept on a purely need to know basis. It’s not even known whether Mr. Schwarzenegger himself will appear in any of the sequels or not.