With a brand-new Terminator trilogy in the works, the producers really needed to find a guy to play the heroic John Connor -- so they went to Gotham City. Yep, according to BBC News, fan favorite Christian Bale has signed on to play John Connor in not only Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, but also its two follow-ups. Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, and Common are already on board the next Terminator, which was written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris. The director: McG.

Here's what producer Victor Kubicek told the BBC: "Christian was our first choice and he's a big fan of The Terminator, so we're very lucky ... But with Batman he's already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren't sure he'd respond." Still no word on whether the original Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course) will be making an appearance, but with Christian Bale on board ... I already have a much better feeling about Terminator Parts 4, 5 and 6. Check out the full BBC report right here. You can even leave a question for the Terminator producers if you feel like it.

But seriously: From Edward Furlong (T2) to Nick Stahl (T3) to Christian Bale (T4)? Now that's an upgrade.

Thanks to IGN Movies for the tip.
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