The stars are literally aligning for the upcoming McG-directed "Terminator Salvation." With rumors of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton lending their likeness and voice talents, respectively, it was only a matter of time before another "Terminator 2” veteran got linked to the project -- the dreaded T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick.
In an interview with FEARNet, McG discussed the idea of having Patrick return for an eventual "Terminator 5” as a scientist working to improve health standards for mankind. "Imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, 'Holy sh--! That's gonna be the T-1000,'" McG declared.
For fans of the franchise, it's a pretty cool idea to have Patrick participate in the new generation of "Terminator" movies -- and even the actor himself is interested in the idea.
"He talked to me about it," Patrick said in a follow-up interview with FEARNet. "I'm interested. I was listening to him tell me about it. I had no idea that he thought about it."
As fans of the original movies are aware, Patrick played the villainous T-1000 in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The liquid metal shapeshifter was sent back in time to prevent Arnie's T-800 from protecting John Connor, the eventual savior of mankind. Whether or not Patrick ultimately appears in the new "Terminator" franchise, the actor certainly has a soft spot for the time-traveling robot that launched his career.
"The sci-fi genre, and specifically that character, is something I'm very proud of," Patrick said. "It's what broke me out big to the world. And it's a character that I've lived with ever since, and I kind of carry it with me everywhere I go, for good or bad. So it's obviously something that's very dear to me and real special to me. That was a real special time. That franchise means a lot to me."
What do you think of McG's idea to bring Robert Patrick back for "Terminator 5”? Should we wait and see how "Terminator Salvation" turns out first? Let us know in the comments field!