Whether he’s a younger version of an established character, a new Terminator, just a guy called Tim or a living computer programme you all had plenty of ideas of the mysterious figure Smith plays – so take a look below at some of our favourite theories…
He’s also John Connor
Yes, in this film the leader of the human resistance in the dystopic future is played by Jason Clarke – but could Smith be another version of the character?
Isaac Manning: “Simple, there are 2 John Connors, 2 futures in the wake of this film are formed, the same as the present and one alternative in which Matt smith = John Connor as a “good”.
Or John Connor’s brother/ someone continuing on his work
After all, if John Connor’s turned into an evil part-robot then someone has to carry on the fight…
Patrick Gerard: “Kyle and Sarah realize that John Connor is going to fail. They have a second child, Tim Connor, who must take over the resistance from John Connor.”
KenLoaf Taylor: “What if John is a machine is destroyed and Matt Smith’s Tim sends everything in motion to save Sarah?”
He’s someone else we’ve seen before
Specifically, the guy on the left of this picture from 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Could be!
James Knowlton: “I was under the impression that he was the kid who helped John hack the ATM in Terminator 2, but grown up.”
Peggy A Streeter: “Think T2. Old friend of John’s?”
He’s a living computer programme
Popular one, this – rumours have been circling online for a while that Smith might be playing a physical version of Skynet, the computer programme that gains self-awareness and creates the Terminators in the first place within the mythology of the films.
John Gallagher: “His role in the movie has been kept a secret from the beginning – perhaps he is Skynet incarnate – maybe he is the brains of Skynet – a human interface at the center of it all – whatever he is I hope it was worth the wait to find out.”
Eric Johnson: “Heard the same thing. Matt Smith may be Skynet Incarnate. Looking at the recent trailer, it may be a case of Skynet needing human help to stop a new threat to both: a rogue, nanotech-erized John Connor. Enemy of my enemy is my friend….”