Christian Bale is set to play John Connor in Terminator 4, officially titled Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins
. However some corners are whispering that, for this
film at least, the saviour of humankind may be reduced to a supporting
role, while a brand new character takes centre stage.
Regardless of how big the part is in T4, The Hollywood Reporter confirms John Connor "will now be in his 30s, as he leads what is left of the human race against the machines”.
McG is still set to direct. Reports at the weekend that he had narrowly escaped assassination by a 'robotic humanoid' turned out to be false. It was initially thought the robot had been sent back in time by angry audiences who had already seen the film.