Unfazed by Arnie’s departure for political office, the successfully re-booted Terminator franchise is now just weeks away. What’s in store? A supremely huffy Christian Bale, lots of massive robots and landscapes frazzled by nuclear fallout. Think Mad Max 2 but with much better hardware. Director McG was originally told to ‘fuck right off’ by Bale when he first asked him to be involved, but scriptwriter Jonathan Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight,) had written something good enough to persuade Bale to take the plunge. But why McG has let him get away with that wacky Batman voice (2.40) is unknowable.

When? June 3

And here’s an exclusive clip, from one of Bale’s key angry moments: