Two Actors Competing For 'Kyle Reese' Role In TERMINATOR GENESIS Revealed

There's only one major role to cast in Alan Taylor's (Thor: The Dark World) Terminator Genesis, and now the two actors vying for the role of 'Kyle Reese' in the highly anticipated 2015 movie have been revealed. Who's in the running? Hit the jump to find out!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/10/2014

According to Deadline, Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard) and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Jane Got A Gun) are the last two actors in the running for the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator Genesis. Whoever is chosen will join Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular cyborg, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sara Connor and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as her son John Connor. The site adds that, "It’s a big job, as it figures to span at least two movies that will end the story of Skynet’s battle with the resistance that began with Cameron’s two films with two more that followed." How do you guys feel about this news? Sound off below!
Source: Deadline
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MrCBM56 - 2/10/2014, 3:23 PM
Hopefully something original and exciting is brought to the table.
MrNiklander - 2/10/2014, 3:23 PM
Kyle Reese Problems - IS THE HERO EVERYONE REMEMBERS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER Misc
MrCBM56 - 2/10/2014, 3:25 PM
niklander

So true LMAO!
DaVinci31 - 2/10/2014, 3:30 PM
Jai Courtney should be Booster Gold

TheRationalNerd - 2/10/2014, 3:32 PM
So this upcoming franchise will tie into Terminator 1+2 and ignore the 3rd and Salvation?? :O
GeneralZod1138 - 2/10/2014, 3:37 PM
^^^^

Probably tie into 1 & 2, and maybe, hopefully, intentionally ERASE 3 & 4.
Tdi7457 - 2/10/2014, 3:38 PM
I would've preferred Garrett Hedlund..
AgentEX - 2/10/2014, 3:41 PM
I think Jai Courtney would be a good choice. Maybe just because I like the guy.
WakandaKing - 2/10/2014, 3:41 PM
I mean ,I could care less with all these classic movies trying to keep their franchise alive years later with a random movie, except for Jurassic Park.... Jurassic Park is allowed to come back ( and it better be good)
Bread - 2/10/2014, 3:44 PM
Jai Courtney would be good.
BIGBMH - 2/10/2014, 3:47 PM
@niklander, lol. that's perfect.
Pathogen - 2/10/2014, 3:49 PM
eh....only Terminator that was good was #1. they've casted badly for 2 and 3, those kids were effing annoying and pathetic. And in salvation, that stupid russian kid? annoying as well. I don't know who the scruffy hipster guy is, but I doubt I'd like him.
batz11 - 2/10/2014, 3:56 PM
I liked Salvation...
CherryBomb - 2/10/2014, 4:00 PM
Does anyone still care about this franchise anymore? Just let it be terminated already...
beto - 2/10/2014, 4:02 PM
I will care if the reboot is good... I wanted to see the end but we didn't get it last time.
aRandomSinisterClone - 2/10/2014, 4:02 PM
guy on the right looks like Harry Potter on Oxys
Epicboy - 2/10/2014, 4:02 PM
I was named after kyle Reese, I would've preferred arnold
TheReddestHood - 2/10/2014, 4:03 PM
I think Garret Hedlund would be awesome.
MercwithMouth - 2/10/2014, 4:03 PM
I loved Salvation. It was an awesome action flick.

@pathogen

Anton Yelchin is a treasure. That guy is [frick]ing gifted. And Linda Hamilton was perfect in T2.
MrNiklander - 2/10/2014, 4:03 PM
I think the idea is to retcon everything after The Terminator so they can go fresh.
revloveR - 2/10/2014, 4:08 PM
back when i used to post at SHH, before i got tired of the mods twattery over there, i thought boyd holbrook would have been a really good barry allen. courtney looks more heroic though, even though think he's kinda bland from what I've seen.
DrainBamage - 2/10/2014, 4:20 PM
So is this another 'soft reboot' like Star Trek? If they're going to start it over, then they should go all the way. No ties to the other films and no Arnold.
ManCalledSting - 2/10/2014, 4:35 PM
If its true that this happens in the 50's or 60's, theoretically this could reboot the franchise.
ManCalledSting - 2/10/2014, 4:35 PM
DrainBamage: I totally agree.
ManCalledSting - 2/10/2014, 4:38 PM
I like all the films, but I love 1&2. A soft reboot would be fine with me.
typicalfanboy - 2/10/2014, 4:51 PM
i'm waiting for a day when everything isn't being remade, and original ideas are embraced and made in to movies and tv shows. i'm going to be waiting for a while.
Comedian03 - 2/10/2014, 4:54 PM
Please keep Jai Courtney away from this.
ManCalledSting - 2/10/2014, 5:01 PM
Jai Courtney would work for me.
TheFox - 2/10/2014, 5:04 PM
Jai Courtney? The meat-headed jock douchebag that they tapped to play John McClane's son in A Good Day to Die Hard?

Seriously?

I have no idea who the other guy is, but I hope he lands the role. Courtney is so, so wrong for this part-- Reese should be wiry and thin (the guy is a resistance fighter in a post-apocalyptic future, not an all-American quarterback) and likable and human. I honestly have no idea what appeal filmmakers see in this guy; he was like a plank of wood in that Die Hard film. Douche-y wood.

I'm really hoping for the best from this film-- it seems like they're getting creative with the premise for the first time since James Cameron was behind the camera. If this turns out to be a bust, too... well, at least we'll always have our Terminator 2 Blu-Rays...

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SuperCat - 2/10/2014, 5:06 PM
Jazza815 - 2/10/2014, 5:09 PM
...Or they could do the smart thing and bring back Michael Beihn. He's the best actor in the entire franchise (the fourth film never happened, so you don't count anyone in it of course, like Christian Bale for example) It wouldn't even be difficult to explain. At it's heart, Terminator is a time travel story, so just make it that he goes back in time to protect a younger version of Sarah, but the time streams go out of sync and he ends up as his future older self, in the past.

There, took me eleven seconds to think of how to bring back Michael, and not have either of these crap actors taking over. Was bad enough when that russian guy tried (and failed)
SuperCat - 2/10/2014, 5:10 PM
ELxDIABL1TO - 2/10/2014, 5:10 PM
So how are they gonna make Arnie look like the old T800? Since they're scrapping T3 and Salvation. I mean, Arnold looks super old now.
Humperdink - 2/10/2014, 5:21 PM
@DaVinci31

HAH!
He does look like Booster.
MightyZeus - 2/10/2014, 5:22 PM
Should not reboot the franchise. If it is to be rebooted it should be coming from James Cameron since it was his own vision. It would have been smart if they brought back Michael Beihn.

I just think the Terminator series should be left alone.
TheFox - 2/10/2014, 5:42 PM
@SotoJuiceMan: "BTW, Salvation was the worst Terminator movie ever made. Hands down, the killer of the Terminator franchise."

I would have to disagree. In my opinion, Terminator 3 murdered this franchise in cold blood, LONG before Salvation could have its way with it.

Salvation was boring, misguided, and ultimately pointless... but T3 was genuinely, offensively stupid and an insulting backpedal from the entire thematic point of the first two films.

The first films were all about humanist ideas-- the capacity of the individual to achieve greatness, self-determinism ("no fate but what we make"), etc. But T3 suddenly flipped it all around-- now John Connor was only important because he was DESTINED to be important, but he couldn't take any actions that CONTRADICTED that destiny. Judgment Day was suddenly "inevitable", and the individual was transformed into a helpless cog in the inner workings of thunderous, unavoidable fate.

Also, the film was goofy and stupid as all hell. "Talk to the hand", the Elton John sunglasses, "She'll be back", the inflatable breasts... just one banal, lowest-common-denominator moment after another. It really is painful to watch.

And it's a lot worse than Salvation. Salvation made no logical sense, sure, but also didn't have enough going on in it to make you care one way or another. The film had virtually no stakes, no point, no emotional impact one way or another... it was the textbook definition of "filler". I don't see how anyone could stay mad at it-- I can barely even REMEMBER it half the time!

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DarkTalbot13 - 2/10/2014, 5:52 PM
Jai Courtney annoys me. He sucked in A Good Day to Die Hard, and he sucked in Jack Reacher. So no, not him. Just his face looks too thick. Boyd Holbrook looks like Michael Behn as well.
TheRationalNerd - 2/10/2014, 6:00 PM
@ELxDIABL1TO

I'm guessing motion cap?
dacage - 2/10/2014, 6:04 PM
Just bring back Christian Bale.
DrunkenNukem - 2/10/2014, 6:31 PM
LET TERMINATOR SERIES DIE [frick]....TERMINATOR ENDED IN T2 WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO MILK THIS SKINNY COW
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