Hinted by "Terminator Salvation" director McG to potentially have a role in "Terminator 5", Robert Patrick has stepped out to confirm that the talks had actually taken place. On the Los Angeles press junket for "Alien Trespass", Monday, March 30, the man who played shape-shifter T-1000 in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" said, "Yeah, he talked to me about it."
"I'm interested," the 50-year-old furthermore shared his thought on the possibility. "I was listening to him tell me about it. I had no idea that he thought about that. ... But we saw each other and he talked to me about it, so we'll see what happens. The sci-fi genre, and specifically that character, is something I'm very proud of. It's what broke me out big to the world."
On the occasion, he also shared his belief that McG will be able to deliver the fourth "Terminator" movie. "And I certainly can't think of anybody to tackle T4 other than him right now. I think ' got the energy for it and the passion for it. I know he's a fan of the movies," he said. "I think he'll do a fantastic job."
Previously, director McG has expressed his hope to bring old face to the future franchise of this action thriller. "I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today," he gushed, "and he's a scientist that's working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas -- and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves."
"So imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, 'Holy shit! That's gonna be the T-1000 - who comes back perfect, lean and the whole thing,'" he continued. "I haven't concluded that, but Robert and I had dinner the other night and talked about it. I made two movies with Robert Patrick, so I like him very much. And now he's very heavily into motorcycle riding. He's a really serious guy."
In the meantime, "Terminator Salvation" is slated for U.S. release on May 21. Centering the story on Marcus Wright, a stranger whose past could not be justified, the movie stars Sam Worthington as Wright and Christian Bale as John Connor. They will be supported by Moon Bloodgood, Common, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard and Helena Bonham Carter.