Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' joins 'Terminator' reboot

Matt Smith speaks at the "Doctor Who" panel during the 2013 Summer TCAs.

Story highlights

  • Former "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith is confirmed for the next "Terminator" film
  • He'll play a character with a strong connection to John Connor
  • "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor
Matt Smith of "Doctor Who" fame will star in the next "Terminator" film.
Skydance, which is producing the film with Paramount, tweeted the news earlier Friday, and the studio followed with confirmation.
"We don't have a TARDIS, but we do have a Time Lord: we're pleased to welcome Matt Smith to the cast of #Terminator," the tweet read.
Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to anti-robot resistance fighter John Connor, now played by "Zero Dark Thirty's" Jason Clarke.
"Game of Thrones'" Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney has been cast as Kyle Reese. Arnold Schwarzenegger is slated to be back — but, of course — joining newcomers J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee.
Alan Taylor, who helmed the most recent "Thor" sequel, is directing the film, which is rumored to be titled "Terminator: Genesis." Paramount has set a release date of July 1, 2015.