Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson May Star In TERMINATOR 5; Will The Movie Be Set In The 1950s?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson May Star In TERMINATOR 5; Will The Movie Be Set In The 1950s?

Actor and former WWE champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is apparently in talks to join the cast of Terminator 5. However, most interesting is the fact that it is believed that Arnold Schwarzenegger will play a human character in a movie which will see Skynet attempting to kill Sarah Connor's parents.

Annapurna Films hold the rights to the Terminator franchise and Paramount recently brokered a deal with them to distribute the long talked about fifth instalment of the franchise. It now appears as if we're finally getting some news about the project, as Examiner reports that the screenplay is being written specifically with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in mind to play the villainous 'Terminator' in the movie. This perhaps shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, especially as the wrestler and actor has helped to make franchises like Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe huge commercial hits. The site also reveals the following about the planned direction of Terminator 5.

A source close to the project says one idea being considered for the film could throw fans of the Terminator franchise for a loop. According to the scenario outlined, T5 may be a prequel set in the days of Sarah Connor's parents, marking the first time terminators have been sent back in time to kill a character that existed before both John and Sarah Connor.

Incredibly, Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger's remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today's standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination.

Well, I think it's fair to say that this actually sounds like a damn good premise for the movie and the thought of seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger facing off against Dwayne Johnson is a dream come true for most action movie fans. What do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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JordanKing - 6/20/2013, 2:37 PM
Is your franchise in trouble? Call the Rock!
jerryblake - 6/20/2013, 2:39 PM
this is getting ridiculous
ruadh - 6/20/2013, 2:41 PM
Oh Skynet, when will you just learn and give up already?
jerryblake - 6/20/2013, 2:41 PM
not as much ridiculous as this, but still ...
BlueMex - 6/20/2013, 2:43 PM
i heard terminator 6 takes place in world war 1 or 2 1920's were skynet goes back to kill Sara conners grandparents!
ruadh - 6/20/2013, 2:46 PM
Well...if it was the 1920's, then it's not either World War...
CaptainObvious - 6/20/2013, 2:48 PM
You would think that the writers would have figured out that people are tired of time travel in the Terminator movies. Why not show more of the war between humanity and Skynet?
ManofSteel23 - 6/20/2013, 2:50 PM
Why the hell does going backwards sound good...so what they fail to kill john,and then his mum,so they go even further back...why would they do that failing twice already lol
DamienA - 6/20/2013, 2:51 PM
jerryblake - 6/20/2013, 2:53 PM
Directed by Michael Bay ...
jamesbrando3 - 6/20/2013, 2:55 PM
Hey, this doesn't sound half bad... The Rock is franchise adrenaline. Put him in your lackluster stagnating series and he'll revitalize it, bring it back to life guaranteed lol. I like this premise and this is coming from a hardcore Terminator fan. I'd totally watch this...
Brainiac13 - 6/20/2013, 2:55 PM
Is sound like BULLSH#T!!! x1000
jerryblake - 6/20/2013, 2:56 PM
Written by Akiva Goldsman
Brainiac13 - 6/20/2013, 2:56 PM
leXheX - 6/20/2013, 2:57 PM
yes, yes, yes, DO IT!!!!

PsychoManiacJacky - 6/20/2013, 2:57 PM

They just need to stop...this franchise...now
jerryblake - 6/20/2013, 2:58 PM
i wonder if anybody still cares about this franchise ?
PsychoManiacJacky - 6/20/2013, 2:59 PM
This is just going to bring too many plotholes and loops towards the first film alone.
darkness - 6/20/2013, 3:02 PM
[frick] off with this shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ScRipt69 - 6/20/2013, 3:02 PM
Id like to find out why they are hell bent on killing john conner, okay he sets up a rdsistance, where does this Resistance ultimately lead to, somewhere so desparate they build a fricking timemachine to stop him being born, i wann see that bit, the bit where skynet are down to last resort otherwise who cares, skynet run the planet, why send back a terminator to kill one man, surely another man would of taken his place
If they had of killed john connor
JR - 6/20/2013, 3:03 PM
what!!?? Terminators are useless!! How many time do they have to travel to kill Sarah Connor? Wow! How about go to the old west and kill her great great grand parents!! It would be much easier right?
AshleyWilliams - 6/20/2013, 3:04 PM
This sounds freaking awesome.

BIGBMH - 6/20/2013, 3:04 PM
Targeting Sarah's parents? That's stupid. Skynet wasn't even sure which Sarah Connor was John's mom. Wouldn't they have to target all the possible mothers of all the possible Sarahs?
knighted - 6/20/2013, 3:04 PM
Ridiculous. Why don't they just send an army back since its so easy to keep sending terminators back in time.
AshleyWilliams - 6/20/2013, 3:05 PM
And grif, no time travel? In Terminator? Really?
Knightrider - 6/20/2013, 3:07 PM
Why not just go back in back to when Skynet becomes self aware, but not start the war.

At like the perfect system so put in more machines and devices over several years, then when Sarah Connor does of old age, having never had a son, go nuts and fire away and take over everything as already installed globally.
Knightrider - 6/20/2013, 3:08 PM
Ramiel - 6/20/2013, 3:10 PM
"You would think that the writers would have figured out that people are tired of time travel in the Terminator movies. Why not show more of the war between humanity and Skynet?"

Did you not see Terminator Salvation?
cmay13 - 6/20/2013, 3:11 PM
Get James Cameron to oversee it like Nolan did on Man of steel and I'll see it
Mike89 - 6/20/2013, 3:12 PM
What are they gonna do now? Go after Sarah Connors mom? This franshise is soooo Dead. Unless James Cameron comes back to direct i aint interested in T5.
inkslinger616 - 6/20/2013, 3:14 PM
This actually sounds extremely fresh in comparison to the last two films and I must say The rock has been in some good flicks and some stinkers but I would still like to see him as luke cage
ScRipt69 - 6/20/2013, 3:15 PM
What does he do thats so special skynet are winning, show the end game, show john connor bringing down skynet and a rogue machine going back to change it all, or rather start the ball rolling again, otherwise send a nuke back in time for [frick] sake, nuke the city sarah lived in job done
inkslinger616 - 6/20/2013, 3:15 PM
Scorpion King are the worst films the rock has ever been in even worse than The Tooth Fairy
Spyder - 6/20/2013, 3:17 PM
I dig it. Let's see it!
ScRipt69 - 6/20/2013, 3:20 PM
Am i the only person who really enjoyed Salvation and wanted a sequel
knighted - 6/20/2013, 3:22 PM
Does skynet realize they created john Conner by going back in time in the first place causing the resistance to send Kyle resse Johns father.
ScRipt69 - 6/20/2013, 3:25 PM
Yeh... Reboot with Ryan Reynolds and Cameron Diaz
DrDoom - 6/20/2013, 3:28 PM
They need to get the Rock for JP4

Save that franchise too
beane2099 - 6/20/2013, 3:34 PM
The Scorpion King did NOT save any franchise. But thus far the Rock has saved and/or improved GI Joe, Fast & Furious and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

I mean at this point, sure whatever. Let's have the Terminators go into the 1940's. Why not send Terminators to the future to build Skynet?
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