Terminator: Genisys was supposed to be the first instalment of a new trilogy which would have potentially even included a TV series, but the critical and commercial reaction to the movie was not very good. With a score of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes (where it’s been called a “lurching retread”) and a haul of only $440 million worldwide, the plan for the franchise has obviously now changed.
While you may not think $440 million is all that bad, a big chunk of that came from China; in North America, it failed to ever reach the #1 spot, and that’s obviously enough to give Paramount some doubts over where to go next.
The studio has confirmed today that they’re removed the Terminator: Genisys sequel from their release schedule, replacing it on May 19th, 2017 with the big screen Baywatch reboot starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
While diehard fans of the franchise will no doubt be disappointed about this, the fact that three of the five Terminator movies have been terrible has pretty much soured how even longtime fans feel about them. Terminator: Genisys was very much the straw which broke the camel’s back here, unfortunately, and as of now, it remains to be seen whether or not Paramount will revisit the franchise somewhere down the road.