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Published On: Fri, Jan 10th, 2014

‘Terminator Genesis’ casting news: Actor list for Kyle Reese role down to five

Director Alan Taylor‘s 2015 Terminator film, Terminator: Genesis, continues to follow the outline James Cameron created two decades ago. The latest news is the casting candidates for the role of Kyle Reese.

Terminator close up photoVariety reported that five actors testing for the role of John Connor’s father are Boyd Holbrook (The Host), Thomas CocquerelWilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), Sam Reid (Anonymous) and Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard).

Sarah Connor played by Emila Clarke (Game of Thrones), and her son John Connor played by Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) – more on that news HERE

Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund reportedly both passed on the role.

Based on the ages of the characters and the actors being discussed, more prominent time travel appears to be key to the storyline compared to the recent Terminator films. No plot details have been released at this time.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to play a role, but may not be the only Terminator model featured.

Terminator: Genesis arrives in theaters July 1, 2015.

Jai Courtney, right, may be going from the Die Hard franchise to battling Terminators in the new film

Jai Courtney, right, may be going from the Die Hard franchise to battling Terminators in the new film

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