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John Boyega eyed to play Miles Dyson’s son in Terminator: Genesis

March 26th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

It was earlier in the month that we learned that Attack the Block star John Boyega was among the contenders up for a leading role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

Now according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, Boyega is also being eyed for Terminator: Genesis in the role of Miles Dyson’s son. Dyson was the Cyberdyne engineer largely responsible for the birth of Skynet.

With both projects entering production shortly, it seems Boyega can’t appear in both. It remains to be seen which film he will ultimately be in.

Danny Dyson was portrayed by DeVaughn Nixon in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and by Shawn Prince in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

The reboot of the franchise being produced by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions will bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role with Jai Courtney playing Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor. The idea is to thread together ideas from the previous movies to relaunch the story of a cyborg from the future sent back to prevent computers from gaining sentience and turning on humanity.

The film will be released July 1, 2015.

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