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Jai Courtney In The Mix To Play Kyle Reese In 'Terminator: Genesis'; Nicholas Hoult & Garrett Hedlund Pass On The Role

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 10, 2014 4:20 PM
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A Good Day to Die Hard, Jai Courtney

With "Terminator 5" aka "Terminator: Genesis" now rolling in earnest and headed to the smorgasbord of sequels coming in 2015, the project is taking shape. Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke are on board to play John and Sarah Connor in the movie with Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," "Thor: The Dark World") to direct. So who are the filmmakers looking for next? Kyle Reese.

And Variety reports that a bunch of lesser known people—Boyd Holbrook, Tom Cocquerel, Wilson Bethel and Sam Reid—and the more well known Jai Courtney ("Spartacus," "A Good Day To Die Hard") are in the mix for the part. All we'll say is this: if a Terminator wanted to kill us, we'd probably vote for Jai to be our side to kick some ass. But perhaps what's most interesting, is that higher profile folks Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund were approached, but both declined to read for the movie. It seems that Terminator baggage isn't one that everyone wants to carry.

Anyway, someone will be found because nothing can stop a franchise once it's rolling. "Terminator: Genesis" opens on July 1, 2015.

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  • gerarddddddddddd kennellyyyyyyyyyyyy | January 12, 2014 1:29 PMReply

    i saw him in Jack Reacher
    and thought he was brilliant
    i was really looking forward to him in die hard 5
    then i watched ,,, that

  • Zeus | January 12, 2014 1:04 PMReply

    Nice. Garrett Hedlund is so better than this.

  • Sam | January 11, 2014 9:27 AMReply

    Me too Thomas, I thought he was good in Die hard too. Ugh, I'm guessing you know all of these people really well seeing as your passing judgement on their personality, coz we all know how crazy it would be to diss it if you had never even met any of them, right?
    Jai Courtney's got mad action skills, and for some reason he just totally seems terminator material to me.

  • Mehrine | January 11, 2014 11:40 AM

    Hum... Ugh's talking about giving personnality to the characters Courtney plays. So the use of sarcasm to respond to a guy you obviously misunderstood is pretty stupid.

  • Rebooty | January 11, 2014 9:22 AMReply

    Is this a reboot then? If not then I'm really sick of the same characters always needing to be in these films and never expanding the mythology. Especially when they are constantly recast.

  • Thomas | January 10, 2014 6:32 PMReply

    I actually thought Jai Courtney was pretty good in "Jack Reacher."

  • Ugh | January 10, 2014 5:19 PMReply

    Great. Not like they need anyone with a personality to play the part.

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