Arnold Schwarzenegger Returns in New Terminator Genisys Trailer: “I’m Back”

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in the new Terminator trailer
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in the new Terminator Genisys trailer -- find out how this latest installment diverges from the 1984 original. 

He said he would be back! The new trailer for Terminator: Genisys dropped Thursday, Dec. 4, providing a first glimpse at Arnold Schwarzenegger's wildly anticipated return to Hollywood as the liquid-metal robot.

"Terminators don't wait for timelines," Schwarzenegger, 67, wrote on Facebook alongside the preview. "They create them. Here's the Terminator Genisys trailer. I'm back."

The trailer begins in the distant future, when a mega war between man and machine threatens the world. The role of John Connor is played by actor Jason Clarke. In a plotline similar to the 1984 original, Connor sends a soldier named Kyle Reese (played by Jai Courtney in a role originated by Michael Biehn) back in time to protect his mother Sarah Connor (Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, take over for Linda Hamilton).

The fifth Terminator installment, however, diverges from the original story line directed by James Cameron. This time Sarah is aware that machines from the future have plans to kill her and vastly alter the course of humanity.

Schwarzenegger's T-3000 apparently is now wired to protect Sarah against murderous machines like one played by Lee Byung-Hun. Naturally, complications arise from time-traveling killer robots, which the humans face in insane stunt scenes — including one with a flipping school bus on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Schwarzenegger explained the plot in more detail during a Facebook Q&A with fans. "In 1984, Terminator and Skynet were total science fiction," he wrote. "Today, everyone is relying on machines. So we are definitely heading in that direction. But don't worry — I'm here."

"Alan Taylor was an absolutely fantastic, visionary director to work with," Schwarzenegger wrote of the Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World head. "And the new cast was so talented, but more importantly, they were so willing to work their ass off to make this a great movie."

Watch the trailer above. The movie hits theaters on July 1, 2015.

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