ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

All eyes have been on Arnie since Terminator: Genesis was announced. He has been grilled about everything from the science behind T-800's ageing skin to his relentless fitness regime, but now we finally get to see what we have all been waiting for: Arnold Schwarzenegger rocking his new look on set.

But, it's not only Arnie we get to feast our greedy eyes on. Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney also make an appearance. Check out the first look photos below;

Arnie the silver fox
Arnie the silver fox
The Mother of Dragons goes brunette
The Mother of Dragons goes brunette
Connor clan face off
Connor clan face off

I don't know about you, but I am breathing a sizable sigh of relief.

Although I have always been a staunch supporter of Arnie's return to the Terminator franchise, I was dreading having to eat my words when he ended up dressed like a coffin dodger at a Matrix convention (We all still remember Terminator 3...).

Luckily, Paramount have gone for a fresh new look that is more 'Gran Torino' than '80s fetish granddad' AND they have made a convincing plot line to explain the wrinkles.

Conveniently, T-800's metal skeleton is cloaked in run-of-the-mill human skin that is prone to all of the sagging and crinkling that us mere mortals will have to endure. Arnie explained back in March that;

The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath. It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages

Seeing these new images have got me thinking about how much Arnie has changed throughout the Terminator franchise. The epic story now spans over 30 years, so let's get out our nostalgia-tinted glasses and have a peek at the T-800's of days gone by.

1. The Terminator (1984)

The '80s called, it wants its EVERYTHING back.
The '80s called, it wants its EVERYTHING back.

Ah the original, but not the best. Back in 1984 Arnie had just been dragged from the world of competitive body building to wriggle into the T-800's skin and his lack of acting skill is arguably what made the part.

The uniform was spun from threads of pure distilled '80s badass style, but Arnie's choir boy hair cut kind of let his bad boy image down...

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2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Beastly badassery
Beastly badassery

Both IMDB and I agree that Terminator 2: Judgement Day is the best movie in the franchise. Every single grown man I know has desperately pretended not to cry when Arnie got lowered into molten steel, and there is a reason we all got so attached.

Terminator 2 gave us the most hard looking Terminator we have seen so far. Even though this beast was filmed back in 1991, Arnie's look still cries out classic badass to our modern eyes.

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3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Cool uncle coming through
Cool uncle coming through

By Terminator 3, Arnie was starting to look a bit like your weird uncle who thinks he's a total rock star. Beyond a certain age, leather just spells 'dad', and Arnie has definitely reached this age by 2009!

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4. Terminator Salvation (2009)

No... I look like this in real life too!
No... I look like this in real life too!

Okay, so it might not be the real Arnie, but the CGI monstrosity from Terminator Salvation deserves an honorable mention. Just so creepy, but not in the way they intended it to be...

Ain't nobody got time for a naked flashback to Arnie's glory days!

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