UPDATE: Terminator: Genesis Taps Doctor Who's Matt Smith For Major Role
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.02.2014
UPDATE: Paramount has confirmed the casting, via press release today. His role is described as, "a new character with a strong connection to John Connor".
ORIGINAL: The Doctor has faced any number of malevolent machines during his long run: Cybermen, Daleks, Autons and many more. But he hasn't faced off against a Terminator...until now, that is. Deadline reports that Matt Smith, who is best known as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, has signed on for Terminator: Genesis. The site notes that Smith's role (currently unnamed) is a "major role that will grow in the second and third films." Start your speculation now, fanboys and fangirls!
Smith joins a cast that includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney (Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) as Danny Dyson and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt also star in the film, which will be the first in a new standalone trilogy that will reportedly attempt to tie all the continuities from the films together. Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the script with Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World directing.