It started out as a interesting but unconfirmed crazy Net rumor over at AICN yesterday. In the 24 hours since however talk has begun to solidify that it’s legit, and has been backed up by fellow French fancy indulger Devin at CHUD this morning.
If accurate, the report basically spoils the entire ending of the major tentpole next Summer so turn away now if you don’t want to know.
The original AICN report says that the character of Marcus (Sam Worthington) was a criminal who was executed in 2003 and donated his body to Project Angel which was involved with SkyNet. They use his body and make a Terminator out of him.
It goes on to say that at the end of the movie John Connor (Christian Bale) is fighting a T800 model 101, loses and dies. The fellow leaders of the resistance feel it’s important to keep the image or idea that John Connor is still alive so they rip off Marcus’ skin and put John Connor’s on the skeleton so now Marcus is John Connor.
CHUD added these comments – ” I can’t confirm that last part completely, but it gibes with everything I have heard from multiple sources. I wasn’t sure if that aspect was changing after the writer’s strike – Connor’s role has been beefed up considerably since I first got my information – but assuming that Moriarty’s source is talking about the latest drafts (and be aware that he could be talking about the same drafts I was talking about six or seven months ago, which may be very outdated at this point), this spoiler is right on the money.”
Filming is still underway in New Mexico right now on the project.