According to The Independent on Saturday, it's been announced that "Doctor Who's" Matt Smith has been cast to join "Game of Thrones'" Emilia Clark in the new "Terminator: Genesis" movie. It is unknown at this time what role he'll be playing, but it will have a strong connection to John Conner. Arnold Schwarzenegger also returns to the Alan Taylor film as well, and considers "retirement" a dirty word in his book.
Skydance Productions made their announcement on Facebook notating that though Smith doesn't have a TARDIS in this movie, however, that having a Time Lord in their midst is something to be accounted for on his resume. This will be Smith's fifth role in a science fiction franchise as he had ended his character as the Time Lord in "Doctor Who" late last year.
Clarke will be taking on the role of Sarah Connor and prior to her debut announcement for the part, she wasn't the first "Game of Thrones" actor to head off such a role. Her co-star, "300: Rise of an Empire's" Lena Headey also took to the short-lived TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles".
Two term former California Governor Schwarzenegger also made a statement that regardless of being around retirement age, he emphasized that he's not the stereotypical retiree that sits on a rocking chair, dozing off every couple of minutes as he talks of the olden days. He mentions though he feels like he's 25-years old, his body may not feel as such.
"You make certain adjustments and enjoy life exactly the same way, but you are not a machine".
Of course, he had acted like a machine in the previous three films, he's actually human and sometimes likes to yuck it up with regular gym patrons in disguise. Some time ago he made an appearance as a Gold's Gym manager going around and giving advice to people who may or may not expect that it was really him. In all seriousness though this was done to promote After-School All Stars program which is to raise money for a good cause.
"Terminator: Genesis" opens in theaters come July 1, 2015.