Arnold Schwarzenegger explains Terminator: Genesis return

Confirms the film will also feature a younger T-800

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been discussing his forthcoming return to the Terminator franchise in Terminator: Genesis, and goes some way towards explaining how his (robotic) character will have aged as he has…

“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath,” says Schwarzenegger. “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,” continues the star. “Maybe not as fast… but it definitely ages.”

“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets a hold of him… there will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.”

Intriguing stuff then, although for Schwarzenegger, the physical challenge alone is enough to keep him occupied.

“It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie,” he says. “And sometimes it does get more difficult when you’re 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you’re in your 30s or 40s!”

Directed by Alan Taylor and co-starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke, Terminator: Genesis will open in the UK on 26 June 2015.

What do you make of Schwarzenegger's comments? Tell us, below!

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    • chibik

      Mar 26th 2014, 7:37

      Makes some degree of sense, I guess.

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    • scotthillier

      Mar 26th 2014, 8:48

      The idea of having sent a couple more t-800 back in various points in time, having them wait there until they're needed, all the time aging, is a decent idea I think. If it ends up as old Arnie vs young Arnie, it's at least something new.

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    • chibik

      Mar 26th 2014, 11:49

      It's better than full-time CGI make-up Arnie, which is what I feared.

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    • crystakura

      Mar 26th 2014, 13:47

      Still sounds better than Terminator 3.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 26th 2014, 16:06

      I really don't want to see a geriatric Terminator .

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    • chibik

      Mar 27th 2014, 9:11

      @Ali1748: You don't have to watch. :-)

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:00

      he said he'd be back

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:00

      and he is!

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:00

      you hit like a vegetarian!

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:01

      sometimes favours hurt

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:25

      you're luggage

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    • illkillyoulast

      Mar 27th 2014, 13:26

      you're not sending me to the cooler

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