But they have a lot more in common than you think. Here’s the interconnected web of Terminator: Genisys and Game of Thrones.
1. The Queens from Game of Thrones both played Sarah Connor
Emilia Clarke’s Mother of Dragons and Lena Headey’s power hungry former Queen of Westeros are two distinct characters in Game of Thrones.
But these two actresses have both played Sarah Connor, another prominent mother, in the Terminator franchise.
Clarke plays the latest iteration of Connor in the upcoming Terminator: Genisys.
But she was preceded by Headey’s ass-kicking Sarah Connor in the 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles television series.
2. Khal Drogo and The Terminator both played Conan the Barbarian
In 2011, Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, starred as Conan in Conan the Barbarian.
This movie was a reboot of the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan.
In 1984, Schwarzengger went on to star in The Terminator, which spawned a new franchise.
3. Terminator: Genisys and Game of Thrones both shared the same director
Before Alan Taylor helmed the new Terminator movie, he directed six episodes of Game of Thrones.
His work on the TV show was credited as the reason Marvel handed him Thor: The Dark World, his first movie director gig.
Terminator: Genisys opens in Singapore cinemas on 25 June. Read about our coverage here.