James Cameron Reveals Why Arnie’s Terminator Is Old In TERMINATOR: GENISYS

It has to do with time travel, dude. 

Jesus Christ, Terminator: Genisys. Who named this movie? Was someone jealous of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Yikes.

Anyway, as we all know, Arnold Schwarzenegger is starring in this, the fifth Terminator film, but we haven't known for sure what his role would be. Every time he's in one of these films we think he's going to be playing the guy on whom they based his Terminator model, at least partially because nobody's that interested in seeing old Terminators. It seems that this is an old Terminator, although the reasoning for it is interesting:

"[T]he outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered."

That sounds like the key to the premise of Terminator: Genisys, which sees young Sarah Connor, older John Connor and Kyle Reese all showing up. Is the premise here that the Terminator overshot his arrival time in the past and somehow created a new timestream? If that's the case Cameron's quote makes it sound like this is going to be yet another goddamned good guy Terminator movie, which I can't stand. I want to see the T-800 killiing fools, like in the very superior The Terminator, not learning to fucking cry, like in T2