Explosive New Terminator: Genisys Trailer Includes First Footage Of J.K. Simmons


In today’s modern trailer-mad world, it’s typically the case that once the first one arrives, the rest to follow merely recut that same footage. That tactic has been thrown out, however, for Paramount’s action-packed Terminator: Genisys trailers. Each successive clip has included sneaky peeks at new scenes and today’s latest is no different.

For Alan Taylor’s reset version of the Terminator timeline, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is jettisoned back through time to once more protect John Connor (Jason Clarke)’s mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a murderous T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger – well, a digital version, anyway). In a twisted angle on Termie lore, Reese soon discovers that actually, this Sarah ain’t no fragile gal without an ounce of willpower – she’s steering trucks through storefront windows and packin’ heat to boot!

But, that much we knew from earlier trailers. Now we’ve a chance to see other cast members doing their thing in this altered Termi-verse. The wrap-around story for this one-minute clip involves Sarah explaining to Detective O’Brien the nature of what’s happening (judgment day, Skynet, that whole debacle). O’Brien is played by recent Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, who navigates his way through their conversation with a cheeky glint.

For those keen to see more of the series’ iconic roster of cybernetic organisms, there’s a few extended shots of Arnie’s “guardian” Terminator and Byung-Hun Lee as the mysterious new liquid metal robot.

Co-starring Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith and Courtney B. Vance Terminator: Genisys opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 1 in the US and July 3 in the UK.

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…