With the fourth installment of The Terminator franchise (discounting, of course, that new Fox series Tween Terminator: The Jailbait Killing-Machine Chronicles) in pre-production, director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol, still euphoric from landing Christian Bale in the pivotal role of Adult Eddie Furlong, now has some serious, Governator-sized shoes to fill for the sequel's time-traveling robomercenary. From the213.net interview:
(213): Come on, who would be McG's "dream Terminator"?!
McG: [I]t's very difficult to say because it's a decidedly masculine role and I think we're living in a time where a lot of actors are very effeminate and they're sort of skinny, heroine chic and there's really a masculine component to the role. And there's guys out there like Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, bring a good physicality, they do what they do, but I don't know if they're exactly right at the end of the day. (Smiles) Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor - we'll see.
Impressively, McG manages in one response to not only out Hollywood's entire male movie star population, but to also drop the kinds of A-list names that make it clear he has no intention of squandering this casting opportunity on someone like The Rock. (Who, now that we mention it, would make the greatest Terminator, like, ever.) Still, if that telling smile preceding Brolin's name is any indication, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins would feature the most intimidating mechanical assassin yet, especially if it's outfitted with a creepy Ramona wig like the T-Chigurh model had.