Despite the fact that Megan Ellison and her Annapurna Pictures backed out of financing Terminator: Genesis for Paramount Pictures, the film is having no problem moving forward with Skydance Productions still in place to get the film off the ground. Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) are already on board as Sarah Connor and John Connor respectively, but we've been waiting to hear who will play Kyle Reese, the character who saved the mother of the leader of a future revolution against Skynet and the machines. Deadline says it's between Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook for the big role.
The role is important because it will span at least two movies telling the story of Skynet's battle with the human resistance. Courtney has already had decent blockbuster exposure with Jack Reacher and A Good Day to Die Hard in his past, but neither performance makes him desirable for this role. He's bland and boring. Boyd Holbrook on the other hand still has something to prove. Soon he'll be seen in Gone Girl and Jane Got a Gun, and has appeared in small roles in The Skeleton Twins (read my review from Sundance) and Out of the Furnace. Our vote goes to Holbrook, but we'll find out who gets the part soon. Stay tuned.
Jai Courtney bland and boring? HOW RUDE. >:(