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Seen Terminator Genisys? Then you will have plenty of questions, including “what was the deal with Matt Smith’s character?”
It was revealed that Smith played a manifestation of Skynet, and the movie’s screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, speaking to CraveOnline, have moved to clear things up a little regarding the character. Kalogridis explains;
“You see in the beginning. He grabs John. He’s not from this timeline. He’s from an alternate universe, in the multiverse, another of the many universes that exist. That Skynet is not from that timeline. This Skynet has been to this universe, and this universe, and this universe. That’s why he says, “I came a very long way to stop you.” He’s not from here. So he’s watched it. He’s watched it happen a bunch of different times, and each time he’s seen it there is a different result but the same result….This particular Skynet, from another place. This Skynet – not from the original two movies – can.”
“It is the understanding that for Skynet, finally realizing that “I cannot just wipe out the humans, I can never defeat the humans unless I have the best weapon that humans have, and that is him.”
Terminator Genisys stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney, and is in cinemas now.