After the announcement last week of a new Terminator TV series coinciding with the movie reboot, Deadline is reporting today that actor Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks to take on the role of John Connor in the film.
In the Terminator series, John Connor is tasked with leading the rebellion against Skynet after machines take over the world, following the mechanical apocalypse.
The news also comes just a few days after it was revealed that Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi in Game of Thrones) and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) are the frontrunners for the part of Sarah Connor, John’s mother in the series.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return for the movie to reprise his role as the original Terminator. The tentatively titled Terminator: Genesis, part one of three, is currently set to hit theaters July 1, 2015.