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J.K. Simmons Discusses Terminator: Genesis Plans

The actor talks about his role in the next Terminator film and which direction the franchise will be heading

Source: Spiderman

J.K. Simmons is one of many actors currently at Cannes promoting a film or two. In this instance he is there for his latest film, Whiplash and yesterday he took some time out to discuss another huge film that he was recently cast in, Terminator: Genesis.

Describing that he was initially hesitant to take the role, he explained: “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 itself.” This backs-up the rumours that next one in the series will be the start of a new set of films within the franchise.

He was also keen not to call it a reboot, continuing: “This, I think, is a reimagining. They don’t want to call it a sequel or a reboot. It’s the world that James Cameron created with Arnold. All the leading characters are characters who have existed in that world – the character I play is new to it.”

Alan Taylor who directed last year’s Thor: The Dark World is overseeing the movie and he has worked with Simmons before on the TV prison-drama, Oz. “Alan Taylor is a wonderful director – I got to work with him on Oz a couple of times – so I’m optimistic that this can be one of those films. Y’know, it’s a big action franchise, but it’s also going to be a really intelligent, entertaining, enjoyable film.”

Lets hope so.

Terminator: Genesis hits our screens on June 26 next year.

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