There has been much speculation regarding the future of the Terminator franchise and what’s next in the long-long of sequels and timeline alterations, but we now have some idea of what is happening as star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he will be back for a sixth film.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival whilst promoting environmental documentary Wonders Of The Sea 3D, for which he is a producer and the film’s narrator, the actor told Screen International that a new film is being prepped and that he and creator James Cameron are both involved:
“It is back… It is moving forward. He [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise…I will be in the movie.”
The initial conceit was that 2015’s Terminator Genisys would get a sequel this year, but after the disappointing returns on the film ($440million worldwide but it only grossed around $89million in the US) and the critical lashing it took, the idea was nixed. Whether the new film continues with that film’s new timeline and ideas remains to be seen but Schwarzenegger will probably be the only thing that comes over from Genisys.
Then at the start of the year, word had spread that Cameron was back involved with the property and that he and Deadpool director Tim Miller were working together on a sixth film that could finish the franchise. And while nothing else has yet been announced in Miller’s involvement, it seems Cameron is, and with the rights soon to revert back to him, he wants to make one more before calling it a day.
In addition to Terminator, Schwarzenegger also gave updates on two other long-mooted sequels: while The Legend of Conan, a third film in the series, is still in the works (he said: “It’s being rewritten…the idea is to do it.”), it was news that Twins sequel, Triplets, could go into production later this year. With Eddie Murphy set to join him and original co-star Danny DeVito, the actor said:
“The script will be finished in a month… It’s just around the corner”.
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