Paul Walker = Kyle Reese in the new Terminator
While Schwarzenegger may not be yet ready to return to film, considering recent events, and has temporarily put his Terminator reprise on hold, Ellison and are still keen to get going on the movie. What may happen, I’m told, is the creative crew might lessen Schwarzenegger’s screentime in this movie, so it’s less work and less of a commitment for him and thus, it’ll be easier to talk the big guy into doing something this year.
From the sounds of things, the big guy does have a fairly substantial role in the new story – which is said to involve that original timeline being torn, again – but this Terminator would mostly be anchored by a new, younger male lead (Paul Walker’s name keeps coming up – could he possibly be Lin’s pick for Kyle Reese?). Oh, and I think that’s where the rumors of the ‘original cast returning’ come into play – though it’s not so much the original cast as it is ‘the original characters’ from the original movie. Geddit? Like J.J’s Star Trek. [WhatsPlaying
Its no secret I'm a Paul Walker fan, his acting may not be the best or even average to below average. But I'm a sucker for people who don't take themselves too seriously or try very hard at stuff and just expect to coast through life on their great looks and chiseled abs. Maybe he reminds me of a young me (besides being older and wildly better looking)
Plus the role of Kyle Reese isn't going to require a Brando-esque performance. I mean take a look at the below pic of the original Reese (Michael Biehn). It was Walkers role to lose really.