It's official! Here's the new Kyle Reese in the Terminator reboot

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Jul 16, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT (Updated)

After months of waiting, the Terminator reboot has finally cast Kyle Reese. The last time we checked, the pivotal role was wavering between two actors: Boyd Holbrook and Jai Courtney. They'd previously beat out the likes of Sam Reid, Thomas Cocquerel and Wilson Bethel for the part. But there's only room for one Kyle, and this time he'll be played by Jai Courtney.

Variety confirms that Paramount and Skydance have chosen Courtney to join the expanding Terminator franchise. He'll star opposite Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke as their son John Connor. Once again, Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to return in his iconic role as the title character. The film is directed by Alan Taylor, who previously helmed Thor: The Dark World.

This Terminator will be the starting point for a new trilogy. The plot's being kept under wraps, so we're not sure how they'll tackle the origin story. Considering the actor playing John Connor is older than both his fictional parents, we assume time travel or flashbacks are involved.

Courtney previously appeared in Jack Reacher and A Good Day to Die Hard. Next month he'll co-star in Summit Entertainment's Divergent.

What do you think of the new Kyle Reese?

(via Variety)