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The Terminator Reboot: 12 Characters & The Actors Perfectly Suited To Play Them

The Terminator Reboot 12 Characters The Actors Perfectly Suited To Play Them

We know it is a wish that may never come true. But here in FandomWire, we let our imaginations run wild. If a Terminator Reboot ever happens, these are our picks for actors in the movie.

T-X – Sofia Boutella

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T-X was a prototype terminator seen in Rise of the Machines, the 3rd Terminator movie. A walking arsenal of weapons, T-X was a force to be reckoned with. Kristanna Loken immortalized the role in the movie. The actor who plays T-X in a reboot needs to be just as great and exotic. Sofia Boutella of Atomic Blonde and The Mummy fame comes to mind.

T-1000 – Josh Brolin

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Robert Patrick played the liquid metal android hunter-killer in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Who could forget that silver goo of a body that convoluted and extended to make impossible shapes. Not to mention that incredible resilience. Josh Brolin has already played a cyborg before in Deadpool 2. Marvel’s Cable could become the Terminator franchise’s next T-1000.

Ed Traxler – Winston Duke


Ed Traxler was one of the investigators tasked with the Phone Booth Killer murder investigation. Traxler is hard-working, pragmatic, and has a thing for cigarettes and coffee. Despite the franchise being decades old, Traxler remains unforgettable. Our choice for the role is Winston Duke. Duke’s award winning acting chops could give the character some much needed spotlight in a reboot.

Katherine Brewster – Karen Gillan


Katherine Brewster, in more ways than one, was the bedrock of humanity’s resistance against the machines when the latter took over. It was Brewster John Connor looked to for strength. Without her, Connor would have had no purpose or willpower to keep moving forward against impossible adversities. Karen Gillan has already played strong characters in the past like in new Jumanji movies and in the MCU.

Janelle Voight – Laura Dern


Janelle Voight is the unforgettable stepmother we all would grow up to hate. Voight was killed by the T-1000, who then shape-shifted and took over the role. Voight should be played by Laura Dern, who can radiate that deadly maternal aura we all know she possesses.

Miles Dyson – Don Cheadle

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Miles Dyson is the one that started it all. After analyzing the severed hand of the original terminator, he used the technology to encounter many advanced scientific breakthroughs. He was the one that eventually led to the creation of Skynet, the evil A.I that would one day take over the world and destroy human civilization. Don Cheadle seems like the perfect choice for the role.

Skynet – Alicia Vikander

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If you have seen Ex -Machina, you know where we are getting to. The 2014 movie was about an android that becomes sentient. The lead role was played by the talented Alicia Vikander. Skynet may or may not be confined to just a voice in a Terminator Reboot. If the movie decides to give Skynet form, Alicia Vikander in a motion capture suit would be more than enough.

Sarah Connor – Lauren Cohan

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Sarah Connor, is more or less, the foundation of the Terminator franchise. It was her Skynet went after first. On the run for so long, Sarah Connor has become a seasoned, battle-hardened veteran with metaphorical balls of steel. Lauren Cohan has shown us she can play tough characters when she was a part of The Walking Dead. Plus we would love to see a Sarah Connor that speaks with a thick farmgirl accent (because why not!!)

Kyle Reese – Stephen Amell

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Could there have been a better choice for Kyle Reese? Amell has become a global phenomenon after he starred as the titular character in The CW’s Arrowverse. His career has never looked down ever since. Amell is known to play rough and rugged characters in movies like Code 8 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows. He fits the role like Cinderalla’s shoe.

Young John Connor – David Mazouz


There is no Terminator franchise without two characters – the T-800 and of course John Connor. Connor leads the humans against the machines’ tyranny and eventually, to victory. If the Terminator reboot wants to focus on an origin arc, they might try and hire a younger actor to play the part. David Mazouz who played Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Gotham series, is our choice for a younger John Connor.

Older John Connor – Karl Urban

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Then again, if the Terminator reboot is trying to focus on the plight of humanity after the Skynet takeover, then John Connor is already adult enough to tie his own shoes. Karl Urban, who has wiggled into our hearts after playing Billy Butcher in The Boys, could play the part of John Connor – leader of humanity.

T-800 – Dwayne Johnson

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Just like John Connor, a Terminator reboot is insignificant without the eponymous T-800. Arnold Schwarzenegger will forever remain the greatest ever Terminator. Nobody can change that. But the winds of change must come in a reboot. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is buff enough and has the star power to make huge waves if he is cast as T-800.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.