Doctor Who has a huge following, so it makes perfect sense for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions to try to capitalize on some of that fanbase for Terminator: Genesis by creating a new character and casting Matt Smith in that role. No doubt, however, that Smith (who played the titular character on Doctor Who from 2011 to 2013) earned his spot in the cast on his own merits.
Also, time travel makes sense for the two franchises to merge in some capacity as well. Who knows, maybe Smith’s character will be Doctor Who. Ha! Other than the fact that Smith’s character will be close to John Connor and is reportedly a major character, other details are being kept mum.
Check out the Press Release:
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that Doctor Who star Matt Smith will join the cast of the upcoming Terminator reboot.
Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.
Alan Taylor is directing the film from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydance’s Paul Schwake, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are executive producing.
Smith is best known for playing The Doctor on the popular Doctor Who” television series during the 2011-2103 seasons. His other television credits include Christopher and His Kind, Moses Jones, and The Street. He can be seen next on the big screen in Lost River, directed by Ryan Gosling, alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes.
Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015.
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