Slowly but surely, the cast of Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis is starting to fill up. With Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke (no relation) set to play Sarah and John Connor, respectively, and Jai Courtney coming on board as Kyle Reese, most of the lead roles have been filled. Now, it’s time to start casting the supporting players and today, we have news that the always reliable J.K. Simmons will be filling one of those parts.
Penned by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, all we really know about the plot so far is that it involves time travel. After all, the 26-year-old Emilia Clarke is playing the mother to 44-year-old Jason Clarke’s character. Unfortunately, we don’t have much more to go on at the moment as everything else that we’ve heard is just rumors and speculation. With casting almost finalized though, I imagine we’ll be getting more details shortly.
As for which role Simmons will take, it’s not exactly clear how he’ll factor into things but the report says that he’ll play a “weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades.” Take that as you will, and feel free to speculate, but from the sounds of it, he’ll play a fairly important role in the story.
Terminator: Genesis is currently scheduled to shoot its way into theatres on July 1st, 2015. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more casting news but for now, let us know how you feel about Simmons joining the cast in the comments section below.