– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Forget Avatar. If there is one franchise that many fans really want filmmaker James Cameron to return to, it’s The Terminator. This film series has had one heck of a ride, no doubt about that. After two amazing movies that remain recognized as milestone achievements in cinematic history, we were given a mediocre third film, an okay TV series, and a terrible fourth film. Just last year, James Cameron himself talked up Terminator Genisys as the true successor to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and that film turned out to be as much of a train wreck as the last one, despite having all the best intentions.

However, an interesting report from Deadline states that James Cameron will be regaining the rights to The Terminator in 2019, and that he is in the process of “godfathering a new iteration of the film that might finally get it right.” That’s right. Forget Terminator Genisys, the supposed true sequel to Terminator 2, it sounds like we’re a short five to ten years away from seeing a true follow-up.

But with Cameron keeping busy with his Avatar sequels, who is he turning to to direct such a prestigious film? The report continues, stating that Cameron is in early talks with Deadpool director Tim Miller, who recently departed Deadpool 2, to direct a “reboot and conclusion” to the franchise. It sounds like this means we’ll be getting two more films in the franchise, but you never know in the world of filmmaking how things will really turn out.

While this is all promising, it’s still not one hundred percent clear if the word “reboot” means a reboot picking up after Terminator 2, or they plan on rebooting the franchise as a whole. Either way, between Cameron and Miller, there’s no denying that there’s some serious talent on board here. 

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Cameron regain the rights to The Terminator and continue the legacy? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.