Matt Smith has been cast in the upcoming Terminator reboot.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions revealed today that Smith will play “a new character with a strong connection to John Connor”.
Deadline reports that Smith’s “major role” will grow in the second and third films of the new trilogy.
Directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World), the first movie will be released in cinemas in July 2015.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is playing Sarah Connor, alongside Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jason Clarke as John Connor.
The cast also includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.
Skydance Productions tweeted: “We don’t have a TARDIS, but we do have a Time Lord: we’re pleased to welcome Matt Smith to the cast of #Terminator.”
Smith will next be seen in cinemas in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which also stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes.
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