Robert Patrick to appear in Terminator 5?

McG wants both him & Arnie involved

Terminator: Salvation director McG is planning on bringing Robert Patrick back to the franchise, should he get the go-ahead for a fifth Terminator film.

“I talk to Robert Patrick with great regularity," he said yesterday. "It's interesting – I was [thinking of] a through line.

“I'll bounce it off of you guys: I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he's a scientist that's working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas -- and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves.

“So imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, 'Holy shit! That's gonna be the T-1000 – who comes back perfect, lean and the whole thing.'

“I haven't concluded that, but Robert and I had dinner the other night and talked about it. I made two movies with Robert Patrick, so I like him very much. And now he's very heavily into motorcycle riding. He's a really serious guy."

McG also confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger saw the movie two nights ago and will be talking to him shortly about being involved. And that he’s speaking to Linda Hamilton “with great regularity”. And that he wants Jim Cameron to see it too. Can’t fault his dedication to the franchise, at least.

[Source: FearNet]

Does the return of Robert Patrick to the Terminator franchise fill you with joy? Or is it a cheap gimmick that will ultimately taint his role in Terminator 2?

Comments

    • sowasred2012

      Mar 4th 2009, 10:58

      Tell him "No. That's dumb." - personally liked the idea put forward in the T2: Infiltrator series of books, where they suggest that the T-1000 was a ridiculously unstable prototype sent back by a desperate Skynet as it realised it was about to lose the war.

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    • chicks

      Mar 4th 2009, 11:37

      @ sowasred2012. I agree. In fact, wasn't that mentioned in T2? And Infiltrator is still the direction I would have preferred to see the franchise go in. That is, if Arnie could have pulled off the role. And they could have made Michael Bein look younger.

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    • dholleyuk

      Mar 13th 2009, 12:49

      Wasnt something similar old guy in past seen in future in perfect done before in Alien 2 and AVP with Wayland? Sorry but I really cant get excited about this miss mash of stories - I hope it works I really do - but 1&2 were great, 3 was... and 4 seems to be hooked on Bale and Batman - only trouble is this is not Batman!

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