It's confirmed! No Country for Old Men actor Josh Brolin will be starring in Terminator 4, alongside Christian Bale. Thus far Brolin's role is unspecified. T4 director McG says, "It's a decidedly masculine role and we live in a time, where a lot of actors are very effeminate and there's a masculine component to the role and there are guys out there like Russell Crowe and Eric Bana who bring a good physicality and do what they do, but I don't know if they're exactly right at the end of the day. Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor, so we'll see." Me thinks Josh Brolin may have snatched up the role for which Vin Diesel was vying.
Both Brolin and Bale have movies up for Oscars, this month, and lend some clout to the 4th installment of the Terminator series.