The upcoming fifth Terminator movie titled Terminator: Genesis might just link its storyline to James Cameron's first film in the franchise - The Terminator - which was released in 1984.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is all set to reprise his iconic role as the cyborg sent back from time. However, whether his character will be siding with good or evil this time around, has not been yet revealed.
HitFix editor, Drew McWeeny, disclosed in a recent video that the Terminator: Genesis screenplay contains a sequence that essentially takes place in a scene from the first Terminator movie:
"There's a scene in the script where literally, we see the scene in the first Terminator where Arnold steps out, the punks threaten him, he rips Bill Paxton's heart out and takes his clothes and wanders off. And as soon as that scene ends, another Arnold Schwarzenegger who's older, and bearded and a very different version of the Terminator, comes walking in from the other side and plays another scene, right at the scene of that first incident."
Incidentally, Schwarzenegger in an earlier interview, commented on the use of time travel in the new movie's script, and the ability of his machine to "age".
Here is the scene (NSFW) from the first film that McWeeny is talking about:
It remains to be seen whether the connecting sequence actually features in the film. According to CinemaBlend, McWeeny might have seen an earlier draft of the script or maybe the film's director Alan Taylor may have decided to modify/do away with the scene.
Terminator: Genesis co-stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor; Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor; and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. It will be in theatres on 1 July, 2015.