Will it be Josh Brolin vs. Christian Bale in Terminator 4?
Posted 02.07.08 by reelz
With the recent casting of Christian Bale as the emo-punk-turned-leader-of-the-resistance John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the natural follow-up question arose: Who will play Bale's cyborg stalker in the fourth installment of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise? After all, this ain't no whiny pencil-neck Edward Furlong (or, if you prefer, T3's Nick Stahl) we're talking about; a robot capable of taking down Batman is gonna have to be seriously badass.
With that in mind, Jason Coleman of 213.net prodded T4 director McG for some answers and got this reply:
"It's very difficult to say because it's a decidedly masculine role and I think we're living in a time where a lot of actors are very effeminate and they're sort of skinny, heroin chic and there's really a masculine component to the role. And there's guys out there like Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, bring a good physicality, they do what they do, but I don't know if they're exactly right at the end of the day. (Smiles) Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor - we'll see."
No "skinny" or "effeminate" actors? Guess that leaves Ryan Phillippe out of the running.