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'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith joins new 'Terminator' film

'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins New 'Terminator' Film

Former "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith may have left his bow tie and sonic screwdriver behind when he departed the series last year, but at least he'll still be working with time travel and killer robots.

Deadline broke the news Friday that Smith has landed a major role in the upcoming Terminator trilogy, which starts in 2015 with "Terminator: Genesis." Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions later confirmed the news.

According to Paramount, Smith will be playing a new character strongly connected to Resistance leader John Connor, and Deadline reports Smith's role will grow in the second and third parts of the trilogy.

Smith, of course, is best known as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor from "Doctor Who." He played the Doctor for three seasons before turning the TARDIS over to Peter Capaldi at the end of the show's 2013 Christmas special.

Smith joins an already star-studded "Terminator" cast, which includes "Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke playing the role of Sarah Connor, alongside "Zero Dark Thirty"'s Jason Clarke as John Connor.

And of course, everyone's favorite ex-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenneger will be reprising his signature role as the nigh-unstoppable T-800 Terminator.

The movie's plot has been a closely guarded secret, but Schwarzenneger did reveal to
MTV last month that his character might appear alongside a younger version of the T-800.

"The Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be the younger T-800 model, and then there will be what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed."

"Terminator: Genesis" officially started production in April, and is being directed by Adam Taylor. The movie is slated to be released in June 2015.

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Evil666 May 03 2014 at 2:40 PM

Dr. Who and his trusty sonic screwdriver could take care of the whole Skynet thing in one 45 minute episode.

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maffanato May 03 2014 at 2:09 PM

Bring Dr Who's daughter into the mix. That would be cool. Remember her anyone?

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SgtJoeFriday maffanato May 03 2014 at 6:52 PM

I don't remember the Doctor's daughter, I do remember her granddaughter, Susan.

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Karen May 03 2014 at 12:34 PM

I'll be surprised if he is ever in anything again that gave him the popularity of Dr. Who and just as surprised if the new Dr. Who catches on, especially after seeing him in Children of the Earth Torchwood. David Tennant forever!

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mboggs45 Karen May 03 2014 at 1:30 PM

I totally agree - I am not sure things will ever be the same with Dr Who - Matt grew on me although I did miss David and he was the best - I am afraid some of the magic is gone now -

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David May 03 2014 at 12:09 PM

Yhat guy is great

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Susan May 03 2014 at 11:45 AM

Isn't it time for the next Dr. Who to be female?

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cherylhaass May 03 2014 at 10:24 AM

Are there no NEW ideas under the sun? Or at least new screenplays?

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vanclaybor May 03 2014 at 9:37 AM

The Dr who series is shot with different production values than most american shows. It would be neat if they could switch back and forth between those when he is in the shot. BTW , Tom Baker is Dr WHO!

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a2reader vanclaybor May 03 2014 at 11:42 AM

Daivid Tennant is THE Dr.

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Butch May 03 2014 at 4:08 PM

Every actor brought something dynamic to every Dr. Who..I miss them all.

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ldarkspark5 May 03 2014 at 4:47 PM

So Arnold is coming back?

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oujoou May 03 2014 at 3:25 PM

So is this the one where we get to see John boning his mom? :( Oh John. Oh Sarah. :)

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