‘Terminator: Genesis’ Casts Geek Favorite In Major Role

Ok, that's pretty cool.

The “Terminator” reboot — tentatively subtitled “Genesis” — is already pretty nerdy.

It’s launching a new sci-fi trilogy based on the James Cameron classic, and it stars Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones.” Plus, other star Jason Clarke is about to meet some damn dirty apes in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

But can it be nerdier?

Yes. Yes, it can.

Deadline is reporting that former “Doctor Who” actor Matt Smith has just been cast in “Terminator: Genesis” for a “major role that will grow in the second and third films.”

Making “Genesis” Smith’s first major post-Doctor role just bumped the geek factor ten-fold, and I’m very, very okay with that.

It’s also interesting that the filmmakers already have an idea of where things are headed in the future of the series. And they’ve picked a solid actor to hang it on.

“Terminator: Genesis” — or whatever it’s eventually called — also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney and Day Okeniyi. It opens in theaters on July 1, 2015.

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