Though the sequels that were intended to follow 2015's Terminator Genisys were canceled after that film's lackluster performance and tepid reception, the Terminator franchise is far from dead. It was already announced that James Cameron, creator of the property, was returning to produce and shepherd a new approach to the classic series of films, with Deadpool's Tim Miller set to direct. Whatever direction the new film takes, we now know of another important returning player.
Screen Daily sat down with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where the actor confirmed that he will, indeed, be back... again:
“It is back. It is moving forward. [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
So, how do we continue from here? The franchise has already had two "reboots" of sorts, 2009's Terminator Salvation and the aforementioned Genisys. The former was meant to kick off a new series of films following Christian Bale as John Connor in the future, while Genisys partially reset the timeline (sort of... it was very confusing) through some real time travel nonsense. Is a direct sequel to Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines that ignores Genisys the only option left? Will they end up picking up after Genisys after all, as to not make the story even more murky? Only time will tell, but Terminator will be back.
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SOURCE: Screen Daily