The future is about to begin shooting this March in either Australia or Budapest, and Entertainment Weekly sat down with Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins producers Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek and Moritz Borman to pick their brains and find out exactly what our new, older John Connor (recently announced as Christian Bale) will be up to. Probably the biggest question on everyone's mind -- once and for all -- is Arnold Schwarzenegger going to make a cameo? According to Kubicek: "He may make a cameo," and according to Anderson: "It still hasn't been determined, but if he does, it would be a very small cameo." A bunch of rumors were also squashed during the interview; one of which alluded to the fact that John Connor wouldn't play a pivotal role in the film. However, Anderson admits, "John Connor is an ongoing, very central character throughout the next trilogy. He's leading the fight for salvation of humanity against the machines. So he's very important."
So if Ahnold won't be showing up TO kick ass, what kind of characters should we expect to play opposite Christian Bale? Anderson says there will be "another major co-star with kind of equal presence in this installment." When pressed to answer whether or not that character will be a Terminator, Anderson adds: "Yes.... Well, it's hard to say. It is a new character introduced in the mythology that's not replacing Arnold [Schwarzenegger]. It's not like he's stepping into Arnold's shoes. It's a completely new character." Again, they asked, is this character a Terminator? "No, not really. That's one of the big twists that if we told you --" Head on over to EW to read the entire interview, which goes on to address the whole "why the f*ck is McG directing this?" issue. You definitely don't want to miss it.