So will Arnie’s T-800 Terminator be back? He certainly reckons so…
Just earlier this month, there were rumours that following the commercial disappointment of ‘Terminator: Genisys’, the future of both the Terminator franchise and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s involvement in it were in doubt.
After all, Mr Schwarzenegger is now 69-years-old, and does not appear to be getting any younger, while a planned sequel to ‘Genisys’ has been put very much on hold.
Producer David Ellison was quick to counter the reports, saying that the franchise still has a ‘very bright future’, and that a big announcement was in fact on its way.
Now Arnie has added that contrary to the reports, which appeared in the New York Daily News, there are indeed more films in the offing.
“I don’t want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it,” he told Fandango, “but I think people just write things – I have no idea why.
“Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it – that doesn’t mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right?”
“It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that.
“They’ll announce that. But, yes, the ‘Terminator’ franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!”
While James Cameron is rather busy with his long-in-gestation ‘Avatar’ sequels, it’s thought that he could have some artistic involvement in a new iteration of The Terminator once the franchise rights return to him (though it’s 2019, not 2018, as Arnie mentions).
It’s been rumoured that Cameron could team with ‘Deadpool’ director and VFX specialist Tim Miller could be involved.