Matt Smith set for major role in Terminator reboot trilogy

Doctor Who fans can breath a sigh of relief, as it seems that Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith is on track to make the big leap from television to Hollywood. Already set to appear in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River later this year, it has just been announced that Smith will be appearing in a major role in the upcoming Terminator reboot trilogy. According to Deadline, Smith will have a supporting role in the first film, Terminator: Genisys, with an increased presence in the two sequels. The roles is described as “a new character with a strong connection to John Connor”.

Terminator: Genisys will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones), and will star Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor and, Aussie Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also be reprising his star-making role as the T-800. Not much is known about the plot at this stage, but we can expect more news on that front in the coming months.

Terminator: Genisys will be released worldwide on July 1st, 2015.