Emilia Clarke recently signed up to play Sarah Connor in the upcoming Teminator: Genesis, and now the casting people have turned their attention to the person who’ll be Kyle Reece – John Connor’s father, as played by Michael Biehn in the first film and Anton Yelchin in Terminator Salvation.
According to Variety, five actors are currently testing for the part – Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Boyd Holbrook (Out of the Furnace), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), and relative newcomer Tom Cocquerel.
Paramount also apparently wanted Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund to audition, but they weren’t interested for one reason or another.
Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor will direct. No plot details have officially been revealed, but it seems clear there will be an element of time travel involved. It’s believed it will be set before the first movie, as well as taking us into the future during the war between mankind and Skynet. It would suggest some rewriting of the Terminator chronology will take place, but we’ll have to see.
Expect to hear who has the role soon.