Or Did Genisys Succeed in Terminating a New Terminator Movie?
Although the last year’s Terminator: Genysis was a domestic box office flop, having gathered only $89 million at the domestic box office on an estimated $155 million budget, it was much more successful abroad, where it collected additional $350 million, making its worldwide gross $440 million. But despite international success, the domestic returns seem to have killed off the future plans of the franchise. Originally, a sequel was supposed to hit the screens on May 19, 2017, but Paramount has removed that film from the calendars while also terminating plans to move forward with a new TV spinoff. Genysis would have launched a new proposed trilogy, starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jay Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith as the living embodiment of Skynet.
However, regardless of the fact that it was announced there would be no sequels in the near future, the original Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is still optimistic. When he was asked about the possibilities of a sequel, he said: “I am looking forward to it, absolutely.” He didn’t add any more details about a release date or basically anything else about a possible movie, but maybe he WILL be back.
Although, if the studio wants to crank out another Terminator movie, they’d better get on it. The rights to the Terminator franchise will go back to original director James Cameron in 2019. This means that the studio has three years to make their decision and move forward with a (hopefully) better movie, or it’s definitely possible that there will be no more Terminator movies. Since Cameron is pretty focused on finalizing Avatar sequels, it is unlikely he will return his attention to his previous hits anytime soon, if at all.