Here's our first official look at Arnold's aging Terminator in Genisys

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Oct 30, 2014

While we all know by now that Schwarzenegger is playing an aging T-800 in Terminator: Genisys, this is our first official look at the former Governator reprising his iconic sci-fi role.

Entertainment Weekly has released our first official still of Arnie as the aging Terminator, who in this reboot of the franchise is raising Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor. There's also a behind-the-scenes pic of the famous Terminator endoskeleton.

EW has also revealed that the filmmakers plan to “re-create the memorable scene in the original Terminator when the T-800 lands at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory, complete with Schwarzenegger’s 36-year-old face and ripped, naked body.”

So, how was it done?

It was done with the creation of a “synthespian,” or synthetic thespian. The high-tech special effects used a body double and a scan of Schwarzenegger's face from the first Terminator film, which they then merged with what Arnie's face looks like now, and then BAM! we have the fresh-faced T-800 from James Cameron's 1984 flick.

Have a look at Ahnold and his Terminator endoskelton and let us know what you guys think:

Terminator: Genisys hits theaters on July 1, 2015.

(EW via Comic Book Movie)

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