Diego Boneta Opens Up About ‘Terminator’ Reboot With Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gabriel Luna (Exclusive)
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Diego Boneta is ready for action!
The 27-year-old actor recently spoke with ET during a FB Live to talk about his upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated untitled Terminator reboot with franchise veterans Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.
“I think what’s amazing about this one is [having] James Cameron and Tim Miller. I mean, it’s a great marriage,” Boneta told ET’s Katie Krause.
“James Cameron is James Cameron,” Boneta said about the acclaimed filmmaker, who will serve as a producer for the first time in the franchise since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Miller, described as a standout guy by Boneta, is best known for his directorial debut, Deadpool.
“He’s such an amazing guy and so talented. We hit it off,” Boneta said. “[After] doing [my] screen test with Tim and talking to him, he knows exactly what he wants and when you’re working with a director that just has that so clear, it just makes you trust them so much more.”
Boneta, who hasn’t met Schwarzenegger yet, also revealed that he’s read the script for the film and will begin focusing on the project starting in June after wrapping up promotion for his new TV series, Luis Miguel: La Serie.
When asked about his character in the reboot, the Scream Queen actor played coy.
“I really can’t say, but I’m really, really, really excited to be a part of this and I can’t wait to start shooting,” he said, noting that he won’t be going through any major physical transformation for the role. “I’m going to have to keep training, but nothing crazy.”
The Mexican actor also shared that during his screen test, which consisted of a weekend trip to Dublin, he was able to meet Mackenzie Davis, who will play a soldier-assassin from the future, and “other cast members.” It’s possible that during his screen test he might have met the next Terminator -- Gabriel Luna.
On Friday, it was revealed that Luna will play the new Terminator. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor took to social media over the weekend to confirm the news.
“Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support,” he wrote on Twitter. “As always, all I can say is that I’m going to work hard to earn it every day.”
Also joining the cast in a starring role is Colombian actress Natalia Reyes, who will play a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in Mexico City who finds herself in the battle between humans and machines, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The untitled reboot will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2 and will be released in theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
For more on Boneta, including details about his audition process for the untitled Terminator reboot and Luis Miguel: La Serie, watch the video below.
Luis Miguel: La Serie premieres Sunday, April 22 on Telemundo.