Storyboards And New Images From Terminator Genisys Hint At Future War


After months of rumoured news and speculative tidbits on Terminator Genisys, in the past two days we’ve had an absolute wealth of official information. Courtesy of EW, the overall plot for the movie has been revealed, a crop of uninspired promo shots landed and a few scene-specific spoilers have entered the public domain. All or nothing, right? Well, despite the fact that the Internet has been less than enthused about the materials, we can still harbour a shred of hope that it won’t turn out like Terminator Salvation.

Once more from the exclusive clutches of EW (via /Film), we can now reveal a handful of storyboards from the movie. The five images seem to all be set during the future war. To be honest, that’s arguably the least interesting aspect of the franchise, but still, it’s nice to get an idea of Alan Taylor’s visual take on the time-traveling series. You can check them all out in the gallery below, along with a handful of newer stills that were also unveiled this morning.

I’m a big, BIG fan of the Terminator franchise (if you didn’t already know), but the prospect of another full-length entry that’s based entirely in the Future War doesn’t fill me with confidence. Salvation had a strong cast and an interesting script, but failed to hit the right marks. With Genisys, I haven’t been impressed with what I’ve seen so far and I’m really hoping that this preliminary round of images and info will be forgotten when the first trailer arrives. Fingers crossed.

Terminator Genisys is slated for release on July 1st, 2015.

The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.