Arnold Schwarzenegger explains Terminator: Genesis return

Confirms the film will also feature a younger T-800

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been discussing his forthcoming return to the Terminator franchise in Terminator: Genesis , and goes some way towards explaining how his (robotic) character will have aged as he has…

“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath,” says Schwarzenegger. “It’s this metal skeleton, but above that is human flesh.”

“And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh,” continues the star. “Maybe not as fast… but it definitely ages.”

“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets a hold of him… there will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie.”

Intriguing stuff then, although for Schwarzenegger, the physical challenge alone is enough to keep him occupied.

“It will be challenging because it will be a new director, and it will be a really action packed movie,” he says. “And sometimes it does get more difficult when you’re 66 years old and doing this kind of action, versus when you’re in your 30s or 40s!”

Directed by Alan Taylor and co-starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke, Terminator: Genesis will open in the UK on 26 June 2015.