While promoting his upcoming film, Sabotage, Arnold Schwarzenegger told MTV he'll be playing an aged cyborg in the upcoming Terminator: Genesis.
Which brings up an interesting question. "Terminator" introduced Schwarzenegger's time-traveling killer robot in 1984, when the actor was a mere 37 years old. He last played the T-800 model in the 2003 threequel "Terminator: Rise of the Machines," which was over a decade ago. And robots don't age — right?
"The way that the character is written, it's a machine underneath," Schwarzenegger continued. "It's this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator's flesh ages, just like any other human being's flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages."
As far as we know, this is a new wrinkle in the continuity of the "Terminator" franchise, and potentially one to accommodate the self-admittedly older Arnold. So we'll get to see an older robot, and not a younger one Ô right?
"Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800," Schwarzenegger added, blowing our minds, "and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good."
Terminator: Genesis starts filming this April and will hit theaters on July 1, 2015.
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