Yesterday, the new Terminator trailer contained a pretty big and somewhat surprising new development…or so it seemed. With only short clips to go on, there were a number of ways the sudden change in what we thought we knew could be taken.
Today, unless he’s being deceptive, John Connor actor Jason Clarke has elaborated with three key points [Spoilers follow, obviously]…
1. He’s definitely John Connor, and he’s a machine.
Technology has become more and more engrained [sic]inside of us and John becomes the ultimate realization of that. It was a lot of fun to play and it was a lot of fun as a group to work out what the boundaries are of that. A lot of it they are still designing.
2. Terminatin’ ain’t easy.
When John gets shot, he experiences the pain, and even though he is a machine at that point, he hasn’t experienced the benefits of what he can do.
3…but it’s fun too.
I made a decision to make a freer John. He’s freed from being a messiah, freed from the burden of knowing the future is set and nothing can change it forever. He’s full of possibilities now that he’s not fully machine, not fully human. He’s something else. He’s still evolving. There are still surprises as to what exactly John is ultimately. Is he controllable or not? He’s the last throw of the dice by Skynet and he is something that is a lot more than we’ve ever seen but nobody really knows just where it can go.
So there you have it. He’s not a machine pretending to be John Connor – he IS John Connor, and he is part of a plan by Skynet, who have had so many last throws of the dice at this point we might as well just extend them unlimited credit.
via Entertainment Weekly