Matt Smith Joins Terminator Franchise

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Matt Smith is leaving the TARDIS for the Terminator.

The British actor, best known for playing the title character in Dr. Who for four years, has signed on to the rebooted Terminator franchise.

Details on the role are unknown at this time, except that Smith will portray a new character with a strong connection to anti-robot resistance fighter John Connor.

That famous character will be played by Jason Clarke. 

Matt Smith as Dr. Who

"We don't have a TARDIS, but we do have a Time Lord: we're pleased to welcome Matt Smith to the cast of #Terminator," Tweeted production company Skydance today, confirming the news.

Alan Taylor will direct Terminator: Genesis (working title) and Paramount has set a release date of July 1, 2015.

To see what all the fuss about Smith is over, watch Doctor Who online via TV Fanatic now.

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