J.K. Simmons speaks out about "Terminator: Genesis"
We've known for a while that Terminator: Genesis the quasi-reboot of the Terminator franchise was coming but not many details have come out. Actor J.K. Simmons, though has spoken out about the movie.
"I was leery of it when it first came my way, when my agent sent me the idea for it. It's a small part, which they insist gets much bigger in the sequels. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the script myself."
On whether this was a sequel or a reboot (how is it a reboot if Arnold Schwarzenegger is in it again?):
"This, I think, is a re-imagining. They don't want to call it a sequel or a reboot. It's the world that James Cameron created with Arnold (Schwarzenegger). All the leading characters are characters who have existed in that world... the character I play is new to it."
Simmons then spoke about the script and production:
"The script, I think, is very smart, and it's going to be a wonderful part for Arnold to do. Jason Clarke (John Connor), Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney (Kyle Reese) are already shooting... we did a table read a few weeks ago... and all of them are going to be great."
Even though it's not much insight into the movie, it's good to hear from the actors about a bit of the behind the scenes stuff. The part of it not being either a reboot or a sequel is interesting. It worked for Rise of the Planet of the Apes but this is a bit different. With Apes, it was either a prequel or a reboot, so it was easier to push that question aside. But with a sequel or a reboot, it's harder to address. I think, especially with a time-travel focused plot, it can be both. What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Written by: Nate