Worthington is lead in Terminator Salvation
James Cameron himself recommended to McG that he should cast one of his stars of his upcoming Avatar in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, and so he has, and as the lead character no less.
Sam Worthington will play Marcus, the new focus of the film.
He'll star alongside Christian Bale, well from what we've been led to believe by the producers Sam Worthington will actually lead the film as Marcus and Christian Bale will play John Connor in the background because the film really is about a new resistance. Variety have the announcement.
We're still waiting to find out who is going to play the Terminator or Terminators, and how they will play a part in the film. All we do know is that there's going to be a healthy amount of twists.
I still think that we're going to see the human's first experience with a Terminator covered in skin, it would just make sense that we'd see that. John Connor will be the only one who really knows about them as he's seen them come from the future in the past - if you follow me!
In the time period for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins though, he'll be the only one who has, and we're likely to see someone we thought was human appear as a Terminator. It might turn out to be an interesting twist on the whole viewpoint of the Terminator series.
However there's still the fact that McG is directing, and while I'm not saying he's a bad director, he does follow in the Jonathan Mostow Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines vein of big action sequences and a Hollywood dumbing down of the story. I just hope he proves me wrong on this film.