Vin Diesel to Play a Terminator?

‘Fast Five’ director Justin Lin dropped some cryptic hints that Vin Diesel may be up for a Terminator role in a new project for Universal Pictures.

Vin Diesel may play a Terminator for director Justin Lin
Vin Diesel may play a Terminator for director Justin Lin
Director Justin Lin is currently promoting his high-octane sequel Fast Five, due in theaters April 29, and there is talk about his potential involvement in The Terminator franchise.

Back in February, a report surfaced that indicated Universal Pictures wants to pair up Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan for a new Terminator movie, and it seems the director has discusses the prospect with Fast Five star Vin Diesel. Here's what the director had to say below.

"Vin's been a really great partner on this franchise. We've talked about the mythology [of the Terminator series]...[pause] he's a great guy and a great actor. I really like working with him so anything I do I usually talk to him about. Sometimes we even talk about going back and doing a little indie movie."

The director stopped short of confirming Vin Diesel's involvement in a new Terminator adventure, though.

"You never know."

It isn't clear if Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan have in fact signed deals to direct and write a Terminator movie yet. Universal is among several studios vying for distribution rights to the franchise, which was purchased by Pacificor last year. There was also talk that Arnold Schwarzenegger may return to the franchise, although that has not been confirmed yet either.

Sources: Moviehole

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  1. Emmytt

    he cold be a great robot he acts like one in most of his movies so yea...

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. Nawtnt

    Vin Diesel is a great actor and I would like to see him as the bad Terminator.

    4 years agoby @nawtntFlag

  3. jae1169

    Here's an even better idea for instead of Vin use Carrot Top as the new terminator. He could actually bore and annoy people to death. All kidding aside VIn Diesel as a terminator nah maybe another Riddick movie that would be great...

    4 years agoby @jae1169Flag

  4. Ed_wood

    No to the director but I've always thought Vin could do well as a Terminator. I'd rather see another Riddick movie though.

    4 years agoby @ed-wood-78455318Flag

  5. justinishulk


    4 years agoby @justinishulkFlag


    Arnorld VS Vin Diesel ... :(

    4 years agoby @2MOVIETRAILERFlag

  7. Worth5Bucks

    oh my goodness that would be simply awful

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  8. SomethingMore

    That is foolish can ever hear

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  9. skywise

    Anything but the Pacifier 2....and McG.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. Fry_3000


    4 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  11. thrashnasty190

    No thanks.

    4 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  12. Bane5000

    With all this news bout the possible sequel and who is gonna direct and now it might involve Vin, i wonder more about if Bale is even gonna return to play John Conner, he may not want to work with these new people imvolved in the production, if he does kool, if he doesnt then why do it and recast Connor and dilute the franchise even more....

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Daveactor7


    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Why not just get Roland Kickinger to portray the new Terminator? HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. joekerr2e

    I actually like the fit. About time he sticks with the bread/butter... action flicks. Worked fine for Arnold and Sly. Just lay off the Xander Zone B.S.

    4 years agoby @joekerr2eFlag

  16. Disciple419

    He would fit in this universe. He already acts like a robot on screen anyway. I really liked the McG movie. Maybe I was just surprised that a terrible director made a decent film.

    4 years agoby @disciple419Flag

  17. Robbie Williams II

    vin diesel would be perfect in a terminator movie you morons!!

    4 years agoby @Robbie-Williams-IIFlag

  18. Dan

    This made me laugh...

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. The_Crow2k

    Justin Lin to direct the Terminator is a very poor choice.
    we already had rookie directors...we need a top notch director who will bring a dark vibe into the film series.

    4 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  20. frank2029

    Honestly? F*ck this.. Vin Diesel would ruin this movie franchise!! Vin if you read this please stay away from my favorite series of all time. Stick to your racing movies. Thanks!

    4 years agoby @frank2029Flag


    Id be completely ok with this. Perfect for the role. I dont want a reboot but a continuation, like I hope they do with Batman,

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  22. Diaigma


    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  23. Pjwolsker

    as long as this wont be a Terminator reboot, ill be ok

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  24. m2

    yep I hope this is true

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  25. WongFu

    I live for this sh*t. I sure hope its not a rumor

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  26. Fat_Jesus

    He's essentially a robot anyway, so sure.

    4 years agoby @fat-jesusFlag

  27. Tronticon

    I'd rather also to see him back as Riddick, but I could picture him as a Terminator!!

    4 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  28. K-Man

    Here's an idea, how about Justin Lin takes Mr. Diesel to do his little indie film and stays the f*ck away from the Terminator franchise??!!!
    This ass-clown has absolutely NO business in or around that piece of property.

    What the hell is the studio thinking, giving someone like Justin Lin the director's chair to a lucrative property (that is a classic, no less, and has a HUGE fan-base) like Terminator???? Didn't they learn their lesson with McG and Terminator: Salvation? Those idiots never cease to amaze me with their stupidity.

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  29. Gandoff

    The best pick to replace the look of Arnold as the new face of that fanchise, if he would do it. I would love to see a contiue of the storyline made in Salvation. Mainly couse the its during the actual WAR, so many and many machines to see and watch being fought.... But want to see a Riddick movie more.

    4 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  30. Christopher George

    NO!!!!!!!!! Vin as a Terminator......dont think so,would rather see come back as Riddick

    4 years agoby @Christopher-GeorgeFlag

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