Arnold Schwarzenegger In First On-Set Pics From Terminator Genesis

Austrian Oak is busting out some serious leather strides.

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Action may only just have been yelled on the set of 'Terminator: Genesis', but there's already pictures emerging from the production.

The sequel/reboot began filming yesterday in New Orleans, with the first shot emerging from a Twitter account called @TheArnoldFans of Arnold Schwarzenegger, resplendent in a pair of dazzling leather trousers and a tracky top.

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There's then another of him having jettisoned the leather strides for some shorts, chatting with members of the crew.

A third shot comes from the Skydance Productions Facebook page of a movie slate.

So while the pics aren't quite unveiling the new-look Terminator, they do give away some details previously unconfirmed.

Thus far Paramount has not officially confirmed details of cast or crew, but it looks rather like the Austrian Oak is indeed on board – though he has already confirmed as much himself.

Alan Taylor, the helmsman behind many of the best episodes of 'Game of Thrones' and recently 'Thor: The Dark World', had not been 100% confirmed either, but it would seem he is indeed in the director's chair thanks to the clapperboard shot.

The text 'RIP Sarah' is thought to be in tribute to 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones, who died when she was hit by a train while filming 'Midnight Rider'.

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It is perhaps apt that the first set pictures feature Mr Schwarzenegger, as he's already been rather vocal on what may lie ahead.

“The director wants me to be exactly the same as I was in 1984,” he told the Nerdist podcast last month.

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“Because the person - I have human flesh, underneath is a metal skeleton - but the human flesh ages just like everyone else does. The skeleton doesn’t change. So it has to be the same body, physically the same thing, even though you may have show a little grey and all those things… So it’s very important that now I step it up with the workout.

“The way that the character is written, it’s a machine underneath. It’s this metal skeleton. But above that is human flesh. And the Terminator’s flesh ages, just like any other human being’s flesh. Maybe not as fast. But it definitely ages.

“Terminator deals a lot with time travel, so there will be a younger T-800, and then what that model does later on when it gets reprogrammed, and who gets ahold of him. So it will be all kinds of interesting twists in the movie, but I feel so good.”

Also widely reported as cast-members are Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney.

It's due out on July 1, 2015.

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