Just a couple of days after it was suggested Attack The Block’s John Boyega was in contention to play Miles Dyson’s son in Terminator: Genesis, it turns out the role has been snapped up by someone else, as The Hunger Games star Dayo Okeniyi will take the role.
According to Deadline, Danny Dyson is said to be a Steve Jobs-type genius, who figures heavily into the conclusion of the new movie. As Terminator: Genesis the first part of what is said to be a stand-alone trilogy, it’s possible that Danny could play a bigger role in subsequent sequels.
Danny’s father, Miles Dyson, was played by Joe Morton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and was the Cyberdyne engineer most responsible for the creation of Skynet.
When John Boyega’s name was being bandied about, it was said it could come down to a choice between Genesis and a role as a Jedi apprentice in Star Wars: Episode VII. What’s still not known is whether Boyega not joining Terminator means he will be part of Star Wars.
Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing Terminator: Genesis with shooting due to begin next month.