At this point, no one should be surprised to hear that Terminator Genisys is going to be rated PG-13. After three successful R rated outings starting with the original 1984 The Terminator, the fourth film took on a more teen-friendly approach, with Terminator Salvation agreeing to a PG-13 rating. And it looks like Terminator Genisys will be more of the same. Less violence, less swearing, but more action.
Jai Courtney, who takes on the now iconic role of freedom fighter Kyle Reese, explains why, in this day and age, a PG-13 rating is necessary for this type of movie:
"I would love to see it be rated R, but I don't think it will. I think in this day & age, it's much more likely to be PG-13. There were no f-bombs. But there'll be a healthy amount of movie violence."
"We start in a place we're familiar with from the early films and then, circumstances change. It somewhat shifts the course of events from that point. It's not necessarily a sequel or a reboot. I don't even know how you brand it correctly. We're not remaking one of the early 'Terminator' movies. And it doesn't necessarily carry on from the point where we left off."
He then teased the sequel and the fact that it's impossible (despite the previous TV show and a fourth sequel that only included a CGI rendition of the action icon) to do a Terminator movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Hard to imagine a Terminator film without Arnold. I guess we start filming - I think the plan is do the next 2 back to back in 2016."
While no official plot details have been confirmed, Terminator Genisys is rumored to begin at the same exact point as 1984's The Terminator, but the timeline will shift from there as an older T-800 intercepts the original time travel mission, creating an alternate series of events that were never depicted in the original movie.