If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the ‘Terminator’ movies, it’s that Arnold Schwarzenegger is never down for good. Paramount may have recently scrapped plans for a follow-up to ‘Terminator: Genisys’ but don’t think for a second that filmgoers won’t see another ‘Terminator’ flick on the big screen.
Schwarzenegger recently addressed rumors of the brand’s demise and promised that he’d “be back”… and so will director James Cameron.
“I’m looking forward to doing another Terminator movie, yes. I don’t want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it, but I think people just write things — I have no idea why. Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it — that doesn’t mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that. They’ll announce that. But, yes, the Terminator franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!”
Cameron made his name on the classic sci-fi series and it was Schwarzenegger’s big break as well. But after the first sequel, the brand has meandered somewhat. 2015’s ‘Genisys’ made $440 million globally, which is… okaaaaaaaay. (And its domestic take was just over $89M.) Certainly not a major hit and it was widely panned. But there was a certain magic to the first two. That could lend itself to a new iteration.
“Cameron will be producing it, and there will be another director on it. I’m always looking forward to doing another Terminator, especially if the story is written well and it’s really entertains the whole world.”
As if this weren’t nostalgic enough, the actor also teased additional installments of his past hits ‘Conan the Barbarian’ and ‘Twins’ (the new version would be called ‘Triplets.’)
Which one are you most intrigued to see?