Harry over at Ain’t It Cool News dropped a potential bombshell on the internet community today, with a pretty unbelievable announcement regarding the upcoming fourth Terminator film that’s sure to thrill fans. Entitled Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (ugh), a lot of people had pretty much written this thing off ever since it was announced that McG had signed on to direct. However, according to an inside source (a very reliable one that has never been wrong, apparently) Christian Bale has now joined the project to play an adult John Connor! Now do they have your attention, or what?
I have to say right up front that I’m a big Christian Bale fan, and ever since he donned the batsuit, his name carries that much more weight in the industry (particularly where sci-fi fanboys are concerned). If this report is true, it could definitely turn the movie around completely. His involvement may, in turn, attract other talented actors to the project. But here’s the thing I don’t understand: why would Christian Bale want to get involved in another major franchise? I’m sure he’d be getting paid quite well, but you don’t often see big name actors taking on the lead role in multiple blockbuster franchises. Not only is there the possibility of typecasting, but there’s also the issue of conflicting contracts that include sequels, and the sheer workload involved in these kinds of flicks. When all is said and done, I still don’t think this movie needs to be made, but I’ll admit that I’m going to be a lot more open to the possibilities with Christian Bale on board. Anyone else out there had a change of heart?