New 'Terminator' Film is 'Moving Forward' With Schwarzenegger and James Cameron

Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 5:40PM
Terminator: Genisys
Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 5:40PM
New 'Terminator' Film is 'Moving Forward' With Schwarzenegger and James Cameron
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There's been a lot of confusion surrounding a possible new Terminator film. First, all the planned sequels to Terminator: Genisys were canned when the movie did poorly, then James Cameron got involved somehow with a different sequel, while Arnold Schwarzenegger said he wouldn't get involved and then changed his mind, saying he will be.

If you can't tell what's going on, you're not alone, because it sounds like the people making these movies aren't entirely sure themselves. But a definite plan seems to be emerging, and it's this: both Schwarzenegger and Cameron will be apart of the movie, but Cameron will only produce it, not direct it himself. As of now, that role's going to Deadpool director Tim Miller, but Cameron will still be directly involved for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Schwarzenegger took a break from running around Cannes Film Festival in France to give an update on his current projects, Terminator being among them. Keeping in character, he's almost robotically brief and to-the-point:

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"It is back. It is moving forward. [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie."
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That is a significantly more concrete answer than the last time Schwarzenegger spoke about this, where he only dismissed rumors that he was leaving the series, and told everyone to wait for more information. This isn't that much new information, but this is the first time he's firmly said "I will be in the movie," and that's progress. Hopefully, the combination of him and James Cameron will mean we might get a decent Terminator again, since the franchise nosedived when Cameron stopped sticking around. 

In other Arnold Schwarzenegger news, he also confirmed he's still working on a Twins sequel and hasn't abandoned another Conan the Barbarian movie. While it's too early to call this a good time to be a Schwarzenegger fan, it does seem like an okay time, and there have certainly been worse times.

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