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Matt Smith seems to be enjoying a seamless transition to life-after-Who. The 11th doctor will be donning his finest for the premiere of Ryan Gosling's Lost River at Cannes next week but now it looks like the Brit will be balancing that indie fare out with some muscular franchise stuff too. Just this weekend it was announced that Smith will be joining the upcoming Terminator trilogy in what might just be a significant role.

The word from Paramount is as follows.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 2, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith will join the cast of the upcoming “TERMINATOR” reboot. Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor.

Deadline are also speculating that Smith's role will grow in the two planned follow up films. Whatever the case, we're just happy he's on board, it's certainly the strongest piece of casting thus far.

Any thoughts on who Smith might be playing? Drop us a line in the comments below.

Terminator: Genesis opens July 1st, 2015


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