This past week during a 30th Anniversary screening of THE TERMINATOR, James Cameron (who co-wrote/directed the film along with its sequel, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY) revealed to Deadline that he had talked to David Ellison, the producer of TERMINATOR GENISYS, and explained to him the best way to utilize the 67-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger in the upcoming reboot:
I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor, he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered.
Schwarzenegger made a similar statement earlier this year, so it’d seem that he shares the same opinion as Cameron (though Cameron will unfortunately not be involved with this new film).
TERMINATOR GENISYS will be directed by Alan Taylor (THOR: THE DARK WORLD, GAME OF THRONES) and will star Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and J.K. Simmons. It arrives in theaters July 1, 2015.