Bodybuilder and actor Aaron V. Williamson has reportedly signed on to play a younger T-800 Terminator in the upcoming “Terminator” reboot at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions says Terminator Fans.
Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his iconic role as a T-800 Terminator in the film, though his particular cyborg is said to have aged. Schwarzenegger revealed last month that there is also a younger T-800 in the reboot.
Williamson’s involvement was discovered due to a now-deleted post on one of the actor’s social networking pages where he reportedly said: “Thanks to an amazing team of people who help me get better each week, both physically & creatively, I’ll be playing a T-800 (Terminator) in the upcoming production Terminator: Genesis. I’m extremely grateful & motivated as this new chapter begins to take shape.”
Paramount has not confirmed the casting. The actor did confirm he has been cast in the film but wouldn’t say any specific details.
Meanwhile, Drew McWeeney over on Hitfix has spoken about the time travel aspect of the new film and revealed that this new Terminator overlaps with events in the original 1984 classic ala “Back to the Future”.
In fact one scene sees Arnie’s aged “Terminator” walking into one of the iconic early scenes from the first film after his younger counterpart has left.