Jim, Jim, Jim. Really?
As well as currently working on four Avatar sequels, James Cameron has now revealed plans for three more Terminator movies.
The iconic director told News.com.au of his plans, explaining, “The question is, has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? 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.”
While we can all agree that both The Terminator and T2: Judgment Day are monumental, game-changing movies, the franchise has been operating under the laws of diminishing returns since then with the now-decent-in-hindsight Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the plain awful Terminator: Salvation, and the let’s-spoil-our-huge-reveal-in-the-trailer Terminator: Genisys.
Of course, the notion of the Terminator rights reverting back to Cameron – the man behind those first two masterpieces – is always going to trigger some sense of optimism, but we can’t help but scratch our heads at already putting plans in place for three more films. Then again, we’re still scratching our heads at the need for four Avatar sequels.
As alluded to by Cameron, he will indeed see the rights to the franchise revert back to him in 2019, and he has previously discussed plans for bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger back for one more film. And just like that, off he goes, now talking about three more movies.
If and when things continue to develop, we’ll bring you more an all things Terminator as we get it.
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