Entertainment Weekly has just released two covers for their upcoming issue and they feature our first official look at the upcoming Terminator Genisys which you can check out below. In addition, some new details on what to expect from the film have been revealed by the outlet, which confirms the long gestating rumors that the film will feature moments from the first two films in the franchise, albeit through a new lens.
“It’s like going on tour again if you’’e Pink Floyd – the audience always wants to hear some of the old songs,” former Doctor Who Matt Smith said. “There are enough nods to the past that people will feel satisfied.”
Though EW doesn’t mention who Smith plays in the film, they do note that he plays a “close ally” of John Connor.
The big piece of news for the film’s plot is in how different Sarah Connor (played by Emilia Clarke) will be portrayed in the film. According to the report, Sarah was orphaned at 9 years old due to a Terminator sent back in time and as a result is raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, whom she calls “Pops.” This older T-800 is “programmed to guard rather than to kill,” and has apparently rubbed of on Sarah as she is described as “great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.”
“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” producer David Ellison says. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”
The first in a new trilogy of films, Terminator Genisys also stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, and Sandrine Holt.
Directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, Terminator Genisys is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2015.