Terminator Genesis: Jason Clarke is John Connor

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Terminator 5 has a solid director in Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and has now settled in on who should play the role that is central to the entire franchise. Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby star Jason Clarke has nabbed the coveted role, rumored to have beaten Tom Hardy for the right to play the character.

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Terminator: Genesis is now its official title. And whether it is the fifth movie in the series -- as it was previously known as Terminator 5 -- or whether this is a reboot remains to be seen. But we know this, this next film will be the first of a new trilogy.

Now, who will play his mother, Sarah Connor, is still up for debate, but we know it has come down to two actresses: 21 Jump Street star Brie Larson or Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. What would be interesting about Emilia Clarke’s casting is she stars in Game of Thrones with Lena Headey, who famously played Sarah in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  

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