The Terminator: Skydance Plotting Major Franchise Announcement For 2017
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 8:42
The move comes in spite of the fact that the fifth Terminator movie - 2015's widely panned "Terminator Genisys" - raked in nearly $300 million in profits.
"The studio has taken the sequel off the production slate completely, meaning there is no pre-production or any plans for another sequel", it explained. But according to a Paramount Pictures source, it is over for the Terminator and Schwarzenegger as well. And then just yesterday we heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger has chose to leave his terminating days behind him, and that this perhaps put the brakes on Terminator 6.
Terminator Genisys, the fifth and last movie of the franchise, raked in $409m worldwide - despite the fact it failed to impress American audiences, bringing in less than $100m in the U.S. box office. "The talent had been offered long-term deals, but this is not happening", the source said.
In all, the news goes against everything Arnold has been telling us over the past 32 years.
Terminator 6 was announced earlier with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.
Don't forget, it was also reported in January that James Cameron was going to oversee a new Terminator film with Tim Miller of Deadpool fame directing. Ellison's comments that it will be a "continuation of what the fans really wanted since T2" has got fans dreaming of a Cameron return.
There's been no mention of a story or even casting but the fact that a big announcement is coming has to mean at least something in the Terminator universe is brewing.
Schwarzenegger first played the Terminator in the James Cameron 1984 movie of the same name. "It's something we're incredibly excited about and we think is the direction it needs to head".
In the 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the star played a cyborg who must protect the young future leader.