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.
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?