Byung-hun Lee to play a T-1000 in Terminator: Genesis

t-1000We already know that three of the most iconic roles in the Terminator franchise – Sarah Connor, John Connor and Kyle Reese – are to be filled by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) respectively in director Alan Taylor’s prequel/sequel/reboot Terminator: Genesis.

However, there are still several actors whose characters are yet to be revealed, including Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), who is said to have a “key role” in the film. Well, we might just have discovered who he’s playing thanks to potential leaked call sheet on Reddit, which suggests he’s taking over the role of the T-1000, played by Robert Patrick in Terminator 2: Judgement Day….

UPDATE: Well, seems the call sheet was legit, as Paramount has demanded its removal. Now, how about a Robert Patrick cameo?

Terminator: Genesis is set for release on July 1st 2015 and sees Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his signature role as the Terminator alongside a cast that also includes Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards).

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  • ok heh

    Could make sense in a Terminator-universe type of a way, he can impersonate different forms, so looking different gives the T-1000 the element of surprise.

    • NakkuuneN

      I really hope T5 is better than T 3 & 4.

      • jj

        T3 and T4 are both good in their own ways. T2 is super overrated, outside of the last 25 minutea, which is still some of the best filmmaking of all time. The first hour is pretty marginal… anyways, t3 and 4 have equal parts good and equal parts bad, but are still pretty watchable films.

        • Anakin Skywalker

          T2 is an awful sequel and completely breaks apart from the time travel formula in the first terminator, making it completely nonsensical and frankly horrible when viewed as a terminator sequel,.. that said Terminator 2 is an amazing movie, action movie at that. I mostly agree with your sentiment towards it.

          T3 wasn’t terrible but felt more like a retread/ tribute or even homage to the great works that were the first two and thus fails to become its own movie and does little to form narrative aside from contradicting some of T2′s..even T1′s core concepts in order to create plot. ( to add T2 contradicts much of T1 as well.)

          A new movie that plays around with the first two films could have intense potential, as they are the closest in over all plot despite being a mess when viewed as parts of each other. Where as T3 and 4, act more as stand alone movies, with fairly separated and distant almost..”possible” outcomes for stories.

          The cool thing about time travel, is that depending on if its branched timelines, or simultaneous dimensions “future and past, alongside each other,” there’s some interesting ways they could tackle creating a new story. One that could even theoretically visit the narratives of t1 and t2 and even chew on an existing future thats separate but at the same time as t3..even t4.
          I’m excited that Arnold is back..curious about how the director handles it all.

          All I know is that the franchise deserves some tlc.