Watch History Get Rebooted in Terminator Genisys Trailer

Things have changed in first trailer for the reboot of the blockbuster franchise

The first trailer for Terminator Genisys, which was teased yesterday, has just gone live, revealing robot mayhem, multiple Schwarzeneggers and a surprising new status quo for the enduring sci-fi/action franchise.

The trailer confirms some of the biggest rumors about the film’s previously-secret storyline, namely that this is indeed a reboot of the original 1984 classic… but with a twist. As before, future human resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) dispatches soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) to the past to stop an assassination attempt on his mother Sarah Connor by a time-traveling Terminator.

But when Reese arrives, he’s greeted not by Linda Hamilton’s frightened and confused Sarah from the original film, but by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as a battle-ready Sarah who’s already been fighting off Terminators since she was a young girl with the aid of her protector – an “aging,” reprogrammed T-800 played by franchise headliner Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The trailer also reveals that the film will incorporate elements of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, including a plan to shut down Skynet in the present and Korean action star Lee Byung-hun (“Storm Shadow” from the G.I. Joe movies) as the new T-1000.

Terminator Genisys will hit theaters this July.

Source: Terminator Genysis

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