The future’s not set. There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves. This notion is the beating heart of the Terminator films, good and bad. Fate, and a shortfall of box office cash, ultimately led to next month’s Terminator reboot, which reunites series stalwarts James Cameron, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This was not always the future as it was meant to be.  2015’s Terminator Genisys was meant to reintroduce old friends with new faces back into the franchise and at least two sequels were planned. In this interview with Jason Clarke (the latest iteration of John Connor) he confirms why the second and third films never happened, and why he’s looking forward to seeing the next film in the series.

“I would have loved to have done [the planned sequels]…we only fell $50m or $60m short of an automatic bang into [Films]2 and 3 as one. And they had written some very exciting stuff.”

He also talks about meeting Skydance CEO and Terminator Producer David Ellison and talking about the new films.

“He’s telling me about Linda [Hamilton, who returns in her iconic role as Sarah Connor], and what they’ve gone through…the work she put in to getting back to what she wanted to be. In the trailer – you saw it – she’s a proper unit. And you know what? It’s her and Arnold…and James that the story belongs to. I’m happy for them.”

You can see the interview here, and check soon for the full interview about the new HBO series Catherine the Great.

The interview took place with Jason Clarke and Gina McKee for their new HBO/Sky Atlantic show Catherine the Great which also stars Dame Helen Mirren in the lead role. This may well be the next Game of Thrones and hopes are high for this historical drama, writen by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin. It also stars Georgina Beedle, Thomas Doherty, Andrew Rothney, Antonia Clarke, Phil Dunster, Georgina Hale, Richard Roxburgh and James Northcote.

The series begins on HBO/Sky Atlantic on the 3rd of October, 2019. Terminator Dark Fate is out in the UK on the 25th of October.


Story of the greatest tsarina, Catherine the Great and the Hermitage. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) develops a unique and devoted relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day Russia.