Anton Yelchin Is Kyle Reese in ‘Terminator 4’

Playing the post-apocalyptic warrior in director McG’s film.

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Anton Yelchin is in talks to portray post-apocalyptic warrior Kyle Reese in director McG's Terminator 4.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yelchin will play a teen version of Reese, the man who fathered world savior John Connor in the original "Terminator" film.

Christian Bale will play John Connor in the time-traveling third sequel to the 1984 sci-fi action film, produced by the Halcyon Co. and set for a Warner Bros. release in summer 2009.

Reese, one of the children who survived a machine-driven nuclear holocaust, befriends Marcus (Sam Worthington), an early edition of the Terminator cyborg played in previous films by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In Terminator 4, the character is a young version of the one played by Michael Biehn, who traveled back in time in the original to impregnate Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and father the world's future savior.

The film picks up with their son (Bale), now in his 30s, fighting desperately to save a decimated civilization against machines that have taken control. It's unclear if the father and child reunion is only a cyborg motion away in the new film.

Production is scheduled to start in early May.

Terminator Salvation was released May 21st, 2009 and stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, Helena Bonham Carter, Anton Yelchin, Jadagrace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common. The film is directed by McG.

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  1. rockhottie101

    Stop calling him sissy!!! Please!

    5 years agoby @rockhottie101Flag

  2. rockhottie101

    I'm a huge Anton fan and I know he doesn't look the part, but he didn't in Alpha Dog either. He is a really good actor though. So he gets a ton of credit from me. All of you who are dissing him need to get a life or go to h*ll. He is an amazingly sweet person, I met him and he's not a sissy queer, like you think. He's quite attractive and has the best personality and disposition (he loves women too and they love him too!), despite the fact he's Autistic and Jewish.

    5 years agoby @rockhottie101Flag

  3. Flrep07

    I have high hopes for this movie. The first three were awesome even though the third one had a kinda crappy John O'connor. still, the movie had a good plot line and i liked it.
    Plus this movie has batman in it. That guy is a really good actor. better get more people like him on the cast insteadof people like this guy.

    7 years agoby @flrep07Flag

  4. ed_wood

    He's an ok actor, but he doesn't even look the part. I don't care what age.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  5. Phatlightning

    he's been on the big screen before, and has performed well.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  6. Phil Mata

    *sigh* ~for god sakes~ No CivilCowboy. I'm just staying optimistic since I don't know Anton Yelchin. He could be bad, he could be good. We won't know until we see him on the big screen. Filming for T4 hasn't even begun. I like to stay open-minded.

    7 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  7. -comrade-

    Spammer!!! Report!

    7 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  8. the Narrator

    looke coole., i likeee. anyways as long as their kick ass graphics, Christian Bale, a better story than the third, i will definently c it.

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag

  9. -comrade-

    He was Charlie Bartlett.

    7 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    I'm still wondering who the hell is Anton Yelchin???

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. T.Clark

    I'm gonna laugh if they call it something like that. It'll be a good laugh.

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  12. They call me ITCHY BALLS

    Philip C just want to blow job that sissy boy actor. Just admit it.

    7 years agoby @danbrchFlag

  13. ed_wood

    He is a terrible choice.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  14. Phil Mata

    Your still not following me on this ramasscreen. In the original Terminator, Reese was late 20-30ish. And if you watch it and pay attention, Reese says that he was raised in warfare. So obviously the war between man and machine had been already going on for some years by the time he went back in time to protect Sarah. Therefore, it only makes more sense to have a young actor play him as a teenager in this one since the time line takes place just a few years after the cyborg-caused nuclear holocaust, making him a child when it happened, hence the quote in this article, "Reese, one of the children who survived a machine-driven nuclear holocaust,...".

    And come on guys can we give Anton some slack? We've only seen a couple pictures and your all acting as if the world has stopped turning all because he looks younger. Besides, remember when everybody dissed Daniel Craig when we learned he was to be the new James Bond? All because he's more clean-cut and god forbid he have blonde hair. Look at how badass he turned out to be. I felt like an idiot for making fun of him and being so judgmental solely based on vanity. RELAX.

    And no AndrewRyan, it won't be called just Terminator 4. Its only the working title since Warner Bros. dropped Salvation: The Future Begins. And the title of Future Wars in my opinion is terrible.

    7 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  15. T.Clark

    He looks like a p*ssy.

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. T.Clark

    Terminator Wars. Or Terminator: Future Wars

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  17. T.Clark

    Okay, but i don't want it to be called Terminator 4

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  18. Buriblazing


    7 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  19. Buriblazing


    7 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  20. Marcusx

    thats what i thot

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  21. Phatlightning

    haha obviously movieweb feels the same way, they put that baby-faced picture up there right next to "post-apocalyptic warrior", what a joke.

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  22. The Kwisatz Haderach

    no way this kid can be the badass Kyle Reese!

    7 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  23. dcrock

    It's a 3 movie ark.He will be older in the last one.

    7 years agoby @dcrockFlag

  24. Rama's SCREEN

    But The character Kyle Reese, when he got sent back to 1984 in the first film, he wasn't 19.
    Can't they cast somebody older, somebody who would look tougher.

    7 years agoby @ramasscreen-comFlag

  25. Phil Mata

    I did a little digging and learned that he's 19 guys; he's not a kid. Heres a better photo for all to see:

    7 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  26. dcrock

    Don't judge untill we see him in his costume for the movie.Then let the judging hope him and bale have good chemistry in the movie.Instead of seeing sarah protecting john we'll see john protecting kyle.

    7 years agoby @dcrockFlag

  27. Err

    good god who the f*ck is in charge of casting?
    this *sshole looks like he is about 10 years old.

    suddenly my hopes for this movie have plummeted.

    7 years agoby @err2005Flag

  28. They call me ITCHY BALLS

    Please don't be like a whiny punk like Edward Furlong in this new movie.

    7 years agoby @danbrchFlag

  29. Marcusx

    dont they kno when to stop? apparently they dont. i wouldnt mind being in a ditch with bullet holes right about now...

    7 years agoby @marcusxFlag

  30. ed_wood

    Don't like this at all.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

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