Sure, you could wait until this Friday to see Terminator: Salvation, the latest film in the Terminator saga. You could also ignore the other clips and bits of info we’ve shown you in the past about the film and just go in cold. But really, what fun would that be?
Instead, why not take a look at another clip from the film, courtesy of MTV’s Movie’s Blog, featuring Sam Worthinton and Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin as Marcus Wright and the young Kyle Reese.
This clips has a bit of cool Terminator action as well as a line of dialog you may be familiar with — that is if you’ve ever seen any other Terminator films. Of course, if you haven’t seen any other Terminator films, you’re probably not reading this right now. For better or worse, Terminator: Salvation opens this Friday. Meantime, enjoy this clip. . . or not.
Not many know that Terminator: Salvation hitting theaters in less than a month isn’t just another tale in the legend of John Connor, but hopefully the starting point of a whole new cinematic trilogy. The director of the film[s] (and regular persona-non-grata in the fan community), McG recently sounded off in an interview with Film Journal on his thoughts for a sequel, which will count as the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, and probably the most confusing: (Possible Spoilers)
I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011. John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than [just] one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.
While this is great news for anybody who was a fan of Robert Patrick in T2, this doesn’t sound like very good news for fans of the franchise, or even coherent time-travel stories. This throws out the Terminator rule that “only living flesh can be sent back in time”, which is why we got gratuitous Arnold butt-shots back in the 80s. If one were to break down McG’s statement, there are plenty more holes in our Terminator universe. So does this mean he’s just messing with our heads in an attempt to be hip? And where is Summer Glau??
Here’s some interesting, exciting, controversial and never boring news from the worlds of movies, television, comic books and all things geek that caught our eye this week.
Elizabeth Shue will star in the remake of Piranha in 3D.
William Hurt joins the cast of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood along with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett
Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson join the cast of the Clash of the Titans remake.
The fate of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is still up for debate.
The silver screen adaptation of Green Lantern starts filming in July in Australia.
Seth McFarland talks about a Family Guy movie.
ILM tells how they reinvented the starship Enterprise for J.J. Abrams new Star Trek film.
Joss Whedon kills hope for a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer movie.
A Swedish court found the four operators of The Pirate Bay guilty of “Accessory to Copyright Infringement” and sentenced them each to a year in prison.
Dr. Who has put together a new production team for Season 5.
The Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood producers reached a tentitavie deal which may prevent a costly strike by actors.
We came out with a brand new podcast this week. The Flickcast – Episode 3: Revenge of The Flickcast.
At The Flickcast, we like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and hope it gets a new season. Fortunately, if info in a recent posting over at Ain’t It Cool News is to be believed, the fate of Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is still up in the air. With Fox playing the “wait until the upfronts on May 18th” card, internet rumors and EW reporter Michael Ausiello citing sources who say “consider it canceled” nobody seems to have told series producer Ashley Edward Miller the bad news.
Miller, who’s been vocal on Twitter about the show and Ausiello, had this to say about the cancellation issue: “Time for Ausiello’s semi-annual SCC termination report. False again. (Remember ‘sets were destroyed’ report? Now you know context, people).”
So, is the show really canceled or is this some sort of ploy by Fox to generate sympathy and a renewed interest in a show who’s season finale was only able to garner 3.6 million viewers? Time will tell but if Fox’s past track record with underperformong shows is an indication, I wouldn’t expect any kind of last-minute stay of execution for the show.
Previously on The Flickcast, your talkative trio discussed topics such as the X-Men Origins: Wolverine scandal, the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and the record breaking series finale of ER.
This week, the team is back with an all-new episode and this time around they take on topics such as the remake of campy horror classic Piranha and the casting of Elizabeth Shue in a lead role, the sad performance of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season finale and who should not play Captain America in the upcoming The First Avenger: Captain America.
The team also makes some more pics for your viewing and reading pleasure including Doubt, featuring Kate Winslett and Amy Adams, Observe and Report, with Seth Rogen, Y: The Last Man, a great comic book written by Lost writer/producer Brian K. Vaughn and drawn by Pia Guerra and Clint Eastwood’s most recent film Gran Torino.
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques or offers of sponsorship, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter or via email. Thanks for listening.