In case you weren’t aware, Terminator: Genisys was intended to launch a brand new trilogy that Paramount had spread across the calendar right up until 2019. It didn’t fare particularly well at the domestic box office though and critics weren’t enthusiastic about it, either. Still, it managed to scoop up a decent haul internationally, hence Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent comments about a sequel. Yes, even though the second and third movies in this proposed trilogy were removed from Paramount’s calendar, the unstoppable T-800 seems to think Terminator 6 is still happening.
While most people would agree that the kindest thing anyone could do for the franchise at this stage is put it to pasture – there is another option. Let the man who created the series have another bash at it.
Seeing as the rights to the franchise revert back to James Cameron in 2019, it’s not entirely out of the question. According to original producer Gale Ann Hurd, who chatted to Digital Spy at a recent Fear The Walking Dead event, there might be life in the cyborgian series yet.
“Jim Cameron has an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox, my deal is with Universal, so [right now] there’s no collaborating… On the other hand, we’re still close friends – and I hosted him and his son on the set of The Walking Dead. One day, you never know – maybe one day we’ll get Terminator back.”
Okay, so this is about as far from confirmation of a new Cameron-directed sequel as you can get – but it’s nevertheless an interesting concept to mull over. When the rights do return to Cameron, though, there’s every chance he’ll lock them away in a vault and never let anyone make Terminator 6. And, after Genisys, could you really blame him?