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As reboots go, Terminator: Genesis is an odd one. It has been reported to connect directly to the original Terminator movie, but comes after what was essentially a reboot, Terminator: Salvation, starring Christian Bale. A re-reboot, then, but one where we don't know just how it connects to the original.

That is, until now. (Note, possible SPOILERS below)

Drew McWeeny at HitFlix has reported that Terminator: Genesis' screenplay includes a scene straight out of the 1984 original - in which both 1980's Schwarzenegger and his modern day post-Governator self appear. As McWeeny puts it:

There is a scene in the script where, literally, we see the scene from the first Terminator film where Arnold steps out, the punks threaten him, he rips [the punk's] heart out and takes his clothes and wanders off. And as soon as that scene ends, another Arnold Schwarzenegger who is older and bearded and a very different version of the Terminator walks in from the side and plays another scene right at the scene of that first incident.

Which, if you picture it, actually sounds pretty darned awesome indeed. Especially if they get Bill Paxton back to revive his legendary, era-defining role as some sort of blue haired punk leader.

Yup, that's Bill Paxton in the middle there...
Yup, that's Bill Paxton in the middle there...

What do you guys think? Are you happy that Terminator: Genesis will tie directly into the original movie? Let me know below!


Are you happy that Terminator: Genesis will tie into the original film directly?



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