Christian Bale is John Conner in Terminator 4

Christian Bale is John ConnerRumors have been flying for a little bit, but The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Christian Bale will indeed play John Conner in the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

This is great news for Terminator 4, as Christian Bale is one of the best actors out there today. After helping transform Batman into a modern day franchise, Bale is in high demand right now, and should be making a good sum of money for this film. He rarely appears in a bad movie.

Unfortunately, this new Terminator movie does have two things going against it:

  • McG is the director. This one better not look anything like Charlie’s Angels or I’m going postal.
  • The title sucks. Call it Terminator Salvation, but what’s with The Future Begins? Honestly, it doesn’t need two extra titles.
By Erik Samdahl
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  • 2MovieGuys

    Let’s Review all the rumors:

    1) Arnold Schwarzenegger will have a 30-second cameo (

    2) Christian Bale to star as a 30-year-old John Connor or a Terminator

    3) McG will be directing the first part of the new trilogy.

    4) The story will be written by David Campbell Wilson, John Brancato, and Michael Ferris, and it will take place after the events of T3 and focus mainly on the war between man and Skynet.

    5) On July 19, 2007, the film news site Dark Horizons revealed that the Terminator 4 project is currently in legal limbo due to a lawsuit between MGM and Halcyon subsidiary T Asset. According to the article, MGM has an exclusive window of 30 days to negotiate for distribution of the Terminator films. When negotiating for Terminator 4, Halcyon rejected their initial proposal, and MGM suspended negotiations. After the 30 days were over, MGM claimed that the period during which negotiations were suspended did not count and their exclusive period is still open. Halcyon is now asking a court for an injunction allowing them to approach other distributors.

    6) According to an interview on February 1, 2005, Nick Stahl and Claire Danes will not be returning for “Terminator 4”.

    7) Reliable sources all over the web are claiming that Vin Diesel could be taking on the role of the film’s robotic killing machine.

    There is all the “RUMORS” & “What If’s” etc.. I can find!

  • Thanks 2MovieGuys! I appreciate the rumor control. Keep me posted of any other new rumors.

  • this is by far the most interesting rumor i’ve heard all day, now i have something to look forward to already in 2009