All we know about Terminator 5 at this point is that it’s going to get made starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. But now it seems likeDwayne The Rock Johnson might end up being in the film as well, this guy is a freaking franchise saver. They also reveal some really cool plot details about the film!
The news comes from WWE Examiner who say it’s the reason why he might not be competing at WrestleMania 30 next April in New Orleans. Here’s what they are reporting:
“The script is now being developed and with one fellow action movie star in mind for the role of T5’s most sinister machine. A source close to Annapurna Films exclusively tells WWE Examiner Friday morning that one version of the script is being produced specifically for The Rock himself.”
Plot details and possible spoilers ahead
“A source close to the project says one idea being considered for the film could throw fans of the Terminator franchise for a loop. According to the scenario outlined, T5 may be a prequel set in the days of Sarah Connor’s parents, marking the first time terminators have been sent back in time to kill a character that existed before both John and Sarah Connor.
Incredibly, Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger’s remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today’s standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination.”
That sounds like an interesting place to take the franchise, and it will easily deal with Schwarzenegger’s current age. I’ve often wondered why they never made Schwarzenegger the guy the T-800 was based on, in the books his name is Dieter von Rossbach, an Austrian ex-counterterrorism operative. This wouldn’t be the same of course but it’s a cool idea.
What do you think about these plot details and the fact that Schwarzenegger might end up fighting The Rock?