Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Not Return for Any More 'Terminator' Sequels

Monday, 20 March 2017 - 12:43PM
Terminator: Genisys
Monday, 20 March 2017 - 12:43PM
Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Not Return for Any More 'Terminator' Sequels
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Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous catchphrase is no longer true. After years of uttering "I'll be back", the former governor of California is finally finished with Terminator movies.

But this isn't the only piece of bad news for Terminator fans: despite having previously planned two sequels to debut after the bizarrely named Terminator Genisys, it's been reported by Yahoo Movies that Paramount has currently put plans for future Terminator movies on hold. Apparently, doing a Days of Future Past and attempting to fix a convoluted timeline with yet another time travel paradox didn't succeed in revitalizing the franchise the way Paramount had hoped, so it's back to the drawing board.



In the meantime, rumors have been bouncing around that James Cameron, director of the first two Terminator movies, will be trying for a complete reboot of the series with Deadpool director Tim Miller. Between this and his Avatar sequels, it seems that Cameron is planning on building himself a nice science fiction cash cow to rival Marvel. If it works, we're hardly going to complain—it's about time we got another truly stellar Terminator film.

While it's a shame to see the end of Arnie's tenure as the iconic metal murder machine, considering that the actor is now seventy years old, it makes sense to pass the torch to another actor. It remains to be seen where the franchise will go next, but considering the flexibility of a series about time-traveling, shape-shifting killer robots, here's hoping we get something a little off the beaten track when (or if) the Terminator eventually returns.
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