Deadline is reporting that Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke is in early talks to take on the role of John Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot, which is rumored to be titled Terminator: Genesis. This comes a week after Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke emerged as the frontrunner for the Sarah Connor role, with 21 Jump Street’s Brie Larson still in the running as well.
Casting is still in progress and they’re also looking to fill the role of Kyle Reese as well, but Sarah is said to be cast before John or Kyle. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also set to return.
Terminator will be the first in a stand-alone trilogy, with Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) attached to write the screenplay.
The Terminator reboot is slated to hit theaters July 2, 2015.