James Cameron: Terminator 3, 4 and 5 were a ‘bad dream’

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer

‘Terminator 6’ won’t follow on from ‘Terminator Genisys’.

And it seems James Cameron wasn’t a fan of the other sequels, either.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker James Cameron confirmed that the upcoming ‘Terminator’ sequel won’t follow on from ‘Terminator: Genisys’… and it’s actually a direct sequel to ‘Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2’.

“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2,” he said. “And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

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Ouch… that’s some pretty harsh words.

Especially after ‘Terminator Genisys’ was supposed to reclaim the flatering franchise.

But Cameron insists that it wasn’t his idea.

“This was really driven more by [new director Tim Miller] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it,” he said. “The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”

But how are they going to do that?

“The [first] films are more relevant today than they were when he made them,” said Tim Miller. “A lot of it seems like prognostication because it’s coming to be — the world we live in right now.

“People ask me: ‘Will the machines ever win against humanity?’,” explained Cameron. “I say: ‘Look around in any airport or restaurant and see how many people are on their phones. The machines have already won.’ It’s just [that] they’ve won in a different way.”

Will this modern take on AI and technology come into play?

It certainly sounds like it… and it could give us a very different Terminator.

‘Terminator 6’ stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

Tim Miller will direct the film, based on a script by James Cameron, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, and Justin Rhodes.

‘Terminator 6’ heads to cinemas in 2019.

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