Australian actor Jai Courtney takes over the role of Kyle Reese in the upcoming “Terminator Genisys” and has confirmed that the upcoming film will sport a PG-13 rating like “Terminator Salvation” and unlike the R of the first three movies. He tells The Arnold Fans:
“I would love to see it be rated R, but I don’t think it will. I think in this day & age, it’s much more likely to be PG-13. There were no f-bombs. But there’ll be a healthy amount of movie violence.”
He also spoke to The Huffington Post about the film’s story and says it is not a film that can be easily labelled:
“We start in a place we’re familiar with from the early films and then, circumstances change. It somewhat shifts the course of events from that point. It’s not necessarily a sequel or a reboot. I don’t even know how you brand it correctly. We’re not remaking one of the early ‘Terminator’ movies. And it doesn’t necessarily carry on from the point where we left off.”
It has previously been indicated that the film will crossover with events in the original 1984 “The Terminator” and then create an alternate series of events never depicted in the original movie (an alternate universe take ala J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek”).
Courtney also tells TAF he hears the plan is to shoot the next two films of the proposed trilogy back-to-back in 2016.