Josh Brolin to Star as the New Terminator in T4?

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Now that we know a fourth Terminator film is definitely in the works, and Christian Bale has signed on to star as John Connor, the speculation has turned to the role of the next Terminator. Since Arnold Schwarzenegger is not involved, they may actually need to cast two Terminators (both good and bad), depending on how the story works out. Director McG recently stated that Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (I still hate that title) will take place “post-Judgment day” in the year 2019. When pressed on who his “dream Terminator” would be, McG threw out Russell Crowe and Eric Bana as possibilities before adding, “I don’t know if they’re exactly right at the end of the day. (Smiles) Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor – we’ll see.”

Wow, Josh Brolin… I never would have considered him, but that’s an interesting idea. He turned in a handful of amazing performances this year in Grindhouse, No Country for Old Men and American Gangster, and he could probably be terrifying if he needed to be (although, to be fair, if you were going to cast anyone from No Country for Old Men, I think Javier Bardem fits the bill even more). In fact, the pair of Brolin and Bale might just be enough to get me interested in this movie again. If you have any doubts whether or not someone can replace Arnold as the ultimate killing machine, just think back to Terminator 2 and how good Robert Patrick was as the T-1000. What do you say… is Brolin the right man for the job? Who would you like to see as the next Terminator?



  • No matter who they cast it’s still McG. This movie is going to be a steaming pile of dogpiss.

  • joe

    As long as they’re making a T4, it doesn’t really matter who it is. Does the Terminator really talk that much anyways? All you need is a poker face and the ability to hold guns and walk straight.

  • I’m excited. I’ve been wanting a full on post nuke war since the first film’s brief flashbacks.

  • This couldn’t have come any sooner. I just hope it’s better than Rambo. I’m looking forward to explosions and HUGE guns. Do you think they’ll take special FX to the next level the way they did with T-2000

  • If both Brolin AND Bale are involved, I’m definitely curious but I’m still not completely convinced.

  • I’ve always been of the opinion (since T2 at least) that any subsequent Terminator models should look nothing like Arnold, just like Robert Patrick’s character. Since they’re strong and threatening because of the mechanics inside their bodies, the Terminators don’t necessarily have to be hulking beasts. Josh Brolin would probably make a great Terminator, but I think I like the idea of Eric Bana even more. I don’t really have a problem with the guy, but I’ve always felt that he was a rather emotionless actor. I can totally see him as a great evil robot.