The first two Terminator films are some of the best examples of both the science-fiction and action genres. Unfortunately it’s tough being a fan given that every entry since has been less than enjoyable if not completely awful. And after the way Genysis was received by audiences, it seemed unlikely that the franchise would return anytime soon. Even franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on the fence about returning to his most iconic role, but now it seems like he’s prepared to give it another shot.
At the Cannes Festival, Schwarzenegger spoke with Screen Rant, and revealed some information about returning to the role alongside series creator James Cameron.
“It is back. It is moving forward. He [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”
This may be good news for fans of the Terminator franchise, as many believe Arnold is one of the integral pieces of the films. Of course, Arnold’s presence didn’t do much to save Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, or Terminator Genisys. And Terminator Salvation seemed unaffected by it to say the least.
But this upcoming entry does have one aspect that may save it – James Cameron’s involvement. Cameron hasn’t worked on any films in the franchise since Terminator 2, and it’s possible he may have a way to save it from its own extinction. Although many could also argue he’s lost his edge with Avatar and its many planned sequels.
In an age of endless reboots, it makes sense Terminator would receive another attempt only two years after Genisys. Let’s just hope this time it’s for the better.
Source: Screen Daily