"Here is one of the defining characteristics of this film: What is John Conner's role in the future? This is the story of him becoming the leader of the resistance. We literally come into this film wondering, 'Is this the John Conner?' You realize he's not the one calling the shots. He came out of the hole three years after the radiation cleared with some other survivors only to hear, 'I've got twenty years in the Marines. Get the fuck in line. I'm not going to hear about your mystic Cleo bullshit. We're at war!' You realize that Conner has to struggle. Through the body of the story, we will see how his fate is achieved. And how he becomes the leader of the resistance. I don't think anybody knows about that. I think this is the first time its been articulated. And that could be fucking dangerous. That's why I signed up. I didn't want to see Conner jump out and go, 'I'm John Conner. This is what I am destined to do!' No, I want to see him come out of the hole and have to struggle. Conner is eventually proven right and vindicated throughout the course of this movie. That could be heresy. To me, its one of the most exciting parts about making this movie."
Kyle ReeseComing soon, we will have an in-depth report on what exactly we saw out in the desert. At this moment, most of that information is still classified. While in New Mexico, we held three different, very lengthy chats with McG about his film. We also held court with actors Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Those interviews will be appearing here before the film's initial release date. Along the way, we will also report on the copious amounts of artwork we saw from the film, along with a dissertation on the wardrobe that is being utilized.
You won't want to miss the bulk of our future report, as we were also on hand for the filming of one of the most important scenes in the film. That's right. We stood by while McG called the shots during one long take through junkyard rubble that culminates in a confrontation with the T600 Terminator himself. A truck smashed through a wall. That's all I'm allowed to say. Oh, and about that pesky Arnold Schwarzenegger rumor? I can tell you, we were shown a T800 skull from the film. And it still sports Arnold's famous gap tooth smile. Take that for what its worth.
Terminator Salvation will smash your face May 22nd, 2009.