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“ It's a small part, which they insist gets much bigger in the sequels ”

J.K. Simmons about the character

J.K. Simmons Talks Terminator: Genesis

Fri 23 May 2014 | 23h20 GMT+1

Every now and then there comes along a film with an amazing cast, that would warrant excitement from any knowledgeable film fan, but just worries you. For me, Terminator: Genesis has become that project. All of the people involved with the film are awesome!

Whether it be the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, or even Arnold returning to his infamous role, the cast alone sounds awesome as hell! It also doesn't hurt that Alan Taylor is directing the film, but with the recent lack of success that this franchise has had, it's definitely worrying to consider them rebooting the franchise.

Well apparently, we aren't the only ones with a little hesitation towards this film. In fact, one of the film's stars, J.K. Simmons, sat down for an interview with Empire and talked about the film! Check out what he had to say below!

"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, 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. 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."

Okay, so I think what the exact impact this film will have on the franchise is still a little muddied for all of us out here in the film world. Is it a reboot? No, is it a sequel? Not really. So it's definitely going to be interesting to see how this film ends up turning out, and if it mends any of the mistakes the franchise has made in the past. Fingers crossed the cast & crew deliver, and we end up getting another cool Terminator film again, Lord knows it's been a long time since we've said that.

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