J.K. Simmons as Mel Fisher in the series "Growing Up Fisher." Photo Credit: Colleen Hayes/NBC

J.K. Simmons In Negotiations to Join Terminator: Genesis


It would seem as if the cast of the fifth installation in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Genesis is beginning to round out quite nicely. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor J.K. Simmons is in negotiations to join the cast of the action-packed sci-fi adventure.

For those of you who don’t recognize him by name, you will certainly recognize Simmons by his face. Most recently, he can be seen on the hilarious new series from NBC called Growing Up Fisher where he plays a blind man who refuses to let his disability prevent him from doing things in everyday life. You know, like chopping down a tree with a chainsaw or teaching your daughter how to drive.

However, most of you will know Simmons as the man who played Peter Parker’s editor J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons will have a pretty daunting task in Terminator: Genesis.

Simmons will play a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades (since 1984, which, not coincidentally, is the year the original movie, directed by James Cameron, was released).”

Simmons will be joining an incredibly talented cast. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has been cast in the role of Sarah Connor. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Jason Clarke, no relation to Emilia, has been cast as John Connor in the film. It was also recently announced that Divergent’s Jai Courtney would be joining the cast as Kyle Reese. Also returning to the franchise is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will be reprising his role as The Terminator.

What do you think of the cast thus far? Are you looking forward to the fifth installation in the franchise? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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