The 'Terminator' Saga Continues as Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He'll Be Back

Monday, 03 April 2017 - 8:40PM
Terminator: Genisys
Monday, 03 April 2017 - 8:40PM
The 'Terminator' Saga Continues as Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He'll Be Back
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OK, what's going on with the Terminator franchise? First we heard that the sequels to Genisys were postponed. Then we heard James Cameron was returning to the franchise. Then we heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger was leaving the franchise. Then we heard the franchise was completely dead. And then we heard, just two weeks ago, that the franchise would return in a new form, with a major announcement coming later this year.

And now, Arnold is saying that he will be back as the Terminator after all. Seriously, this is becoming harder to follow than the series' convoluted timeline. "I'm looking forward to doing another Terminator movie," the 69-year-old actor told Fandango in a recent interview. And when asked about the rumors that he was done with the Terminator franchise, he added:

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"I don't want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it, 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!"
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This is far from concrete news, but Arnold seems pretty hopeful, and he probably has good reason to be. Cameron does indeed regain the rights to the franchise in less than two years, and even though Paramount doesn't want to distribute the franchise anymore, some other studio probably will (maybe Cameron can convince his buddies at Fox, home of Avatar). Even though Genisys was critically-panned and wasn't the hit the studio wanted, the movie still likely made a profit thanks to overseas sales, and was the 17th highest-grossing film of 2015 worldwide.

As much as we would love to see the Terminator franchise break free of its complicated past and forge a new path, there's a part of us (fine, a large part) that longs to see Arnold and Cameron team up for one last go 'round - a proper sequel to T2: Judgement Day, if you will. So here's hoping that's what gets revealed at that mysterious announcement later this year.

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