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That Bland Guy From The 'Die Hard' Movie Will Play Kyle Reese Opposite Emilia Clarke In 'Terminator' Reboot

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 19, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 19, 2014 |

If you’ve never heard of Jai Courtney, don’t worry about it. He’s going to play Kyle Reese in the Terminator reboot, but let’s be honest: You’re probably not going to see it. Paramount is trying really hard to make Terminator a thing again, but they’re not getting anywhere. In fact, they seem to be moving backwards. Terminator Salvation made less money that Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and the studio hasn’t come to terms with the fact that, if they’re going to reboot it, they should probably distance themselves from the last couple of movies and Arnold Schwarzenegger, specifically. Learn from the Spider-Man reboot, and make a clean break.

Anyway, Courtney played Bruce Willis’ son in the most recent Die Hard movie (Die Hard in a Gutter). He was unremarkable. He’s kind of the Australian version of Sam Worthington, which is a paradox since Worthington is also from Australia, but they’re both so bland and forgettable, I doubt anyone could confirm that they’re not the same person.


Courtney will play Kyle Reese, which makes the fact that Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke will play Sarah and John Connor, respectively, much less exciting, especially knowing that Arnie will be back in the title role. Alan Taylor will direct. He’s the guy behind Thor: The Dark World, who as I recall, wasn’t actually all that pleased with the way the studio took control of that movie. I doubt he’ll get anymore freedom here.

Source: Variety. Image via The Mary Sue.

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