It’s no secret that the Terminator franchise has seen a major dip in quality since James Cameron left after T2, but even after three lackluster movies it retains a huge and dedicated fanbase. Despite this rabid fandom, many believe that after the poor performance of movies like Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys, it’s time to retire this once legendary franchise. James Cameron, however, disagrees.
Cameron is currently out promoting this summer’s special 3-D screenings of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and he’s just revealed a potentially huge piece of information while speaking to the press.
In a chat with Australia’s News.com.au Cameron revealed that he’s far from finished with the Terminator, teasing some surprisingly solid plans for the coming years.
“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?,” said Cameron. “Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI.
So I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.”
So, a new three movie arc that will focus on more modern day technology? How does that make you feel? Let us know in the box below.