There was a lot of excitement surrounding Terminator: Genisys, especially with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as the T-800. Unfortunately, the movie was torn apart by critics, almost universally despised by fans, and a major let down for Paramount at the box office.
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a major surprise that the studio has now removed the sequel from their release schedule then, as the May 19th, 2017 slot which was originally held by the next Terminator movie has now been given to the upcoming big screen Baywatch reboot starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario.
Terminator: Genisys made $440 million worldwide (in large part thanks to China), but was still considered a disappointment, especially given the way it performed in North America.
The original plan was for Genisys to kick off a new trilogy of Terminator movies and possibly even a tie-in TV series, but those plans are now being rethought, and three bad instalments of the franchise in a row may be too much for even the die hard fans to accept at this stage.
Directed by Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor, Terminator: Genisys paired up Arnold Schwarzenegger with new cast members Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke. Despite sounding good on paper, it was a major disappointment, so what’s next for this franchise is now unclear. However, it’s previously been said the studio will forge ahead…