The new issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals that Terminator: Genisys, the new reboot directed by Thor helmer Alan Taylor, begins in 2029, but will at some points revisit the first movie’s storyline. James Cameron’s original, of course, involved a young Sarah Connor being hunted down by the T-800 killing machine back in 1984. This time around, though, the ‘bot will actually be a father figure to Sarah (played here by Emilia Clarke), one of several significant tweaks in this “alternate timeline” continuation meant to satisfy old fans and give the story room to expand on its own.
One memorable moment of the original movie that they’re keeping, of course, is the scene where the T-800 plops down in Griffith’s Observatory in LA wearing nothing but his jacked up muscles. While Schwarzenegger still does many of his own stunts, at 67, he’s going to be sitting out the nude scene this time around. So you won’t be seeing his tight butts on this one.
Advances in nudist technology has led the special effects team on Genisys to create something they’ve dubbed a “synthespian” (or, a synthetic thespian), by employing a body double and combining digital scans of Schwarzenegger’s face, circa both 1984 and today.
Terminator: Genisys, which also stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Matt Smith, hits theaters on July 1, 2015. If you really want to see it again you can see some old magic below.