Jai Courtney Comments On Joining The Cast Of TERMINATOR: GENESIS As 'Kyle Reese'

While the Divergent star refuses to reveal any specific details about the plot of Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis, Jai Courtney does share his thoughts on his scepticism about joining the cast of the reboot and his excitement to work with the returning Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/9/2014

In a recent interview with IGN Movies to promote Divergent, Australian actor Jai Courtney was asked to share his thoughts on joining the cast of Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis. "I've always had a bit of skepticism about something being rebooted. I remember when [A Good Day to] Die Hard came around a few years ago, I was like, 'Really? They're gonna make another one?' and then I found myself in it and totally invested in it. I think it's healthy to have that [skepticism] because you want it to be something [special], you want to keep that eye for quality sharp." As for why he then decided to sign up for the movie which will apparently take place in a variety of periods, he added: "But when I read this, I was pretty into it and the story's cool. It's attached a great cast as well. I think Emilia Clarke's wonderful and she's got a lot of support and stuff behind her. And Jason Clarke as well I'm a big admirer of so, yeah, it's gonna be really cool, man. I'm looking forward to doing that, and running around with Arnie won't be too bad." Directed by Thor: The Dark World helmer Alan Taylor, Terminator: Genesis also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke, with a release date set for July 1st, 2015.
Source: IGN Movies
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MrCBM56 - 3/9/2014, 9:45 AM
Meh, not really a good actor. Die Hard 5 sucked. Bruce Willis look bored the whole time. Jai Courtney didn't help make it better. I have low expectations for this.
SuperCat - 3/9/2014, 9:45 AM
Watching "A Good Day to Die Hard" for the first time right now. Not buying him as John's son. As for him being cast as Reese, guess I'll have to wait and see.
Tony93 - 3/9/2014, 9:46 AM
why must they keep changing the actors, its ridiculous
Sumitsjc - 3/9/2014, 9:47 AM
Alright !! lets just wait.....
fettastic - 3/9/2014, 9:52 AM
A word of advice Jai, the less you speak about A Good Day to Die Hard, the better. Comparing TG in any way shape or form to that piece of shit is not helping your cause.
Jwe75 - 3/9/2014, 9:54 AM
This guy as legendary Kyle Reese???
Timerider84 - 3/9/2014, 10:04 AM
Should have picked Boyd instead.
StrangerX - 3/9/2014, 10:07 AM
Wtf A Good day to Die hard was cool. Bruce Willis looked bored because that was the whole point of Mclaine's character. Nobody wants to [frick]ing go to Russia, lol. And Courtney is a great actor. You [frick]ers need to chech out Spartacus season 1.
sKeemAn - 3/9/2014, 10:12 AM
This guy reminds me of Sam worthington.
Nubase - 3/9/2014, 10:26 AM
The only thing driving this movie is that Arnie is going to be in it as a terminator, arnie is the only one that can make this movie a success

The only thing is the story, what is it?, they are keeping it under wraps which is a good thing but until l see a trailer l will not judge it, Robocop was supposed to fail but it turned out to be a cool movie
DarkSuperman - 3/9/2014, 10:28 AM
In my mind Terminator ended with T2. Nothing exists afterwards. The machines were stopped. End of Story. End of Line, Man.
Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 3/9/2014, 10:30 AM
Genesis?

But the home console ports SUCKED!
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/9/2014, 10:39 AM
This guy's not the best actor...
DrunkenNukem - 3/9/2014, 10:44 AM
ughh...
Wallymelon - 3/9/2014, 10:57 AM
Die hard 5 was awful. Too bad he doesn't realize that. I would never drop that in a million years.
blackandyellow - 3/9/2014, 10:58 AM
1 good movie out of 4 does not make a good franchise.
Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 3/9/2014, 11:00 AM
@B&Y


JaySin420 - 3/9/2014, 11:12 AM
Die Hard 5 is so bad it makes Die Hard 4 look like Die Hard 1.
ManCalledSting - 3/9/2014, 11:18 AM
Cool, he's a derby actor, and I love the Terminator movies. Bruce Willis is simply Bruce Willis in his movies now. Both Reds, GI Joe 2, the last 2 Die Hards.
ManCalledSting - 3/9/2014, 11:20 AM
I hope Arnie isn't in this for more than a cameo.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/9/2014, 11:37 AM
I'll wait till they have a cut of the movie with all his scenes removed to watch this.
Emilia
Jason Clarke. Yeah definitely a see just for those two.
Jwe75 - 3/9/2014, 11:57 AM
I want Joe Hallenbeck back ;) Die Hard movies are done
ManofSteel22 - 3/9/2014, 12:15 PM
but hes tall and buff and looks NOTHING like kyle reese from the terminator, hes more buff and manly looking that the guy playing john connor, it should be the other way round
ManCalledSting - 3/9/2014, 12:32 PM
While not a huge guy, Michael Bien was in great shape for Terminator, so if this is in good ahape, he'll fit it for me.
Comedian03 - 3/9/2014, 1:07 PM
They should've just went down to the hardware store, and picked up a wooden plank. Pretty much the same thing as casting Jai Courtney.
Kyos - 3/9/2014, 3:46 PM
I liked him in Spartacus. A lot. He was pretty forgettable in everything else, though, and imo he's just wrong for Reese.
jp688 - 3/9/2014, 4:02 PM
Jai? How the hell is this guy Jamaican?
nach1wan - 3/9/2014, 5:33 PM
he thinks die hard 5 is any good? he's crazy
DrDoom - 3/9/2014, 5:46 PM
His 'eye for quality' passed Die Hard 5?

Terminator 5 is doomed . . . .
MightyZeus - 3/9/2014, 6:08 PM
I really really hated Die Hard 5 and part of the reason why i disliked the film so much was because of this actor. It seemed like he was reading his lines in a monotone voice and it looked as though he was not interested in the film in the first place.

I agree with Doom. Terminator Genesis is doomed and it'll bomb.
ManCalledSting - 3/9/2014, 7:46 PM
So many people willing to hate, just to hate. I'm hopeful for another Terminator flck.
shaddowkhan - 3/10/2014, 11:38 AM
this guy has a black name to me cant get over it... i'm black myself
ManDeth - 3/10/2014, 1:10 PM
Like Robocop 2014 it will tank in the US. But like Robocop 2014 and Iron Man 3 it will be huge in Power Ranger, Godzilla, Spice Girls, Hasslehoff loving countries and make enough money to warrant more garbage.

I wish China and the US would get pissed at each other again so China would stop supporting films like Robocop and Marvel's garbage.

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