‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith joins new ‘Terminator’ movie trilogy

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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.

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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.

Are you looking forward to the new Terminator movie? Let us know below…

  • Ceanna

    This is a fantastic news! I’ve never watched Terminator but I’ll watch this just for Matt who was a fantastic Doctor (my favourite) but, most importantly, he’s a fantastic actor

  • Jonida Sanço

    I didn’t even know they were remaking the series. Terminator is one of the best thing in cinematic history, and are you kidding me? Matt is joining the cast in an important role? I was kind of worried as a fan on whether he was going to be able to land something big after leaving Doctor Who, and this is ginormous. I’m so happy for him. And can’t wait to see him star opposite Emilia Clarke.

  • Liana

    Tell me where’s the premiere and wait for. Go on Matt, you’re the Best.

  • Craigglesworth

    Wow, what a cast! Amazing! Matt has another series involving time travel and he’s got a major role and boy is he in good company. This is an extremely promising terminator seried by cast alone and I believe they have the best cast to do it with. Can’t wait!

  • Kenn Davis

    I hate cover songs and I am beginning to loathe movie remakes. Oh, it has a different theme? A new outcome? Well make a different movie!