Great news kids, the Terminator will be back! Director James Cameron, who pioneered the Terminator franchise alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator and T2: Judgement Day is officially returning to reboot.
Deadline is reporting that the rights to the franchise will revert back to Cameron in 2019 and he is already in talks with Deadpool director Tim Miller to helm Terminator 6. Of course, the news comes on the heels of the failed Terminator Genisys, which grossed a measly $90 million dollars domestically. Depending on who you ask, the franchise either died with Genisys or is currently life support.
Either way, it seems like the battle between humans and Skynet will continue. The question is whether or not the film will be a complete reboot or pick up where Cameron left off. Every film after T2: Judgement Day has basically been a disaster (the ones with and without Arnie), so it will be interesting to see how the saga will continue moving forward.
The good news is that Arnie will return. Schwarzenegger confirmed a return to Terminator at Cannes while speaking with Screen Daily.
“It is back,” Schwarzenegger said. “It is moving forward. He [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
The original Terminator films are considered two of the best science fiction movies ever made. Let’s hope that Cameron can return the magic to the series and that we don’t have another John Connor.
“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 really entertains the whole world,” Schwarzenegger said.
James Cameron’s Terminator 2 will be back in 3D on August 25th.