Matt Smith Joins the Cast of "Terminator: Genesis"

Smith at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con,
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Deadline is reporting some pretty exciting news- The Doctor is taking on Skynet! Matt Smith is officially joining the cast of the new "Terminator: Genesis." His role is said to be in close connection with John Connor and will grow more important in the second and third installments of the franchise.

Smith will be joining fellow cast-mates Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Dayo Okeniyi. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as the Terminator. The rebooted franchise has certainly got some powerhouse sci-fi performers in its ranks! Alan Taylor will be directing "Terminator: Genesis," and is set for a July 1, 2015 release date.

Stay tuned for the latest news on "Terminator: Genesis" and check out Paramounts official statement on Smith's casting!

"HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 2, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith will join the cast of the upcoming “TERMINATOR” reboot. Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee. Alan Taylor is directing the film from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydance’s Paul Schwake, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are executive producing. Smith is best known for playing The Doctor on the popular “Doctor Who” television series during the 2011-2103 seasons. His other television credits include “Christopher and His Kind,” “Moses Jones,” and “The Street.” He can be seen next on the big screen in “LOST RIVER,” directed by Ryan Gosling, alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes. He is represented by United Talent Agency and Michael Duff at Troika. The “TERMINATOR” franchise launched in 1984 with Schwarzenegger as the title character and spanned three subsequent films, which have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Paramount will distribute the film worldwide on July 1, 2015."

-Nowal Massari