This weekend, millions of people will gather in their living rooms for Super Bowl XLIX, and movie studios are taking advantage of one of the biggest TV audiences of the year by packing the commercial breaks with teasers for this summer's blockbusters. Some of the spots we'll see are still shrouded in mystery -- we've heard whispers of everything from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- but some studios have decided to drop some spots early, and one of them is a new 30-second teaser for the fifth film in the Terminator franchise, Genisys.
In case you haven't heard, Genisys is an attempt to reignite interest in Terminator and launch not just one film, but a brand-new trilogy featuring a new Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aged, alternate version of the T-800, who was sent back in time to before the events of the first Terminator film and reprogrammed to protect Sarah from Skynet's efforts to kill her at an early age. Thanks to this altered past, Sarah is already a warrior, trained from childhood by her T-800 friend to be prepared for her destiny, and together with Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) she must battle both a T-800 and a T-1000 (Lee Byung-hun) to ensure humanity's future. Basically, the film rewrites the past of the franchise so new stories can be generated.
A full trailer for the film has already landed, and this spot is much more about action sizzle than explaining the plot to the Super Bowl audience, but hey, that makes sense. After all, if you've got a massive audience filled with people who aren't necessarily diving into the nerdier details of this movie before they see it, and you want to lure them into theaters, you show them what they know, right? So, in these 30 seconds, we got lots of action and lots of Arnold, including the thrilling moment when he gets to face off with his "younger" self. Check it out below.
We've also got a new poster, featuring Arnold and a play on one of his trademark lines.
Terminator Genisys hits theaters July 1.