Schwarzenegger On The T – 800’s Role In ‘Terminator: Genisys’

"I'm more of a protector that you saw in Terminator 2 and 3."

In the original ‘Terminator’ movie the T – 800 cyborg sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor. The mother of John Connor. The future leader of the resistance against the oppressive machines. In the second film it was sent back to protect John Connor from the T – 1000.  But the new film Genisys, which sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to his career defining role sees the T – 800 become a mentor figure.

The new film ties in with events of the very first movie and has yet another twist involving time travel.

In a recent interview in SFX Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about what the T – 800’s role would be.

“I’m more of a protector that you saw in Terminator 2 and 3. I become a fatherly figure to Sarah Connor – I’ve groomed her since she was a child to become this warrior. It’s a great role to play. The evolution you’ll see is in the visual effects. There are things we’ve done in this film that we were not able to do in 1991. For instance the whole recreation of me as the Terminator from 1984… Even no, they’re lucky if they get all the frames in before the movie’s release, because it’s very difficult to do. But they’re doing it. I’ve seen it and I was really blown away.”

During the interview Schwarzenegger talks about the physical demands of the movie and said that even though the Terminator has aged in the film his physical abilities have not been impaired.

‘Terminator: Genisys’ will hit UK cinemas in July.

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