By Jay Hunter – Terminator is the franchise that absolutely will not stop, ever. After Terminator: Genysis officially tipped the scales in favour of poor movies over good movies for the property two years ago, the Terminator name has been shrouded in doubt. Initial reports suggest that both Emilia Clarke (who played Sarah Connor in Genysis) and the T-800 himself Arnold Schwarzenegger have officially left the franchise.
However, following reports that the series was terminated for good, Skydance producer David Ellison has announced that we should be receiving an update on the next movie shortly.
In an interview with Collider, Ellison offered the following with respect to the Terminator franchise:
“I will say we have resolved the future of the franchise and believe me its an incredibly bright future. I think where it’s going will be the continuation of what the fans really wanted since T2.
“We have something this year that we will be announcing for the franchise. It’s something we’re incredibly excited about and we think is the direction it needs to head.”
Whilst Ellison’s comments do seem to come across as production damage control, it’s entirely possible that the franchise will in fact keep moving forward. Not only is Terminator 2: Judgement Day receiving a 3d overhaul this Summer, but reports have also suggested that James Cameron is interested in return to the series himself. With the mammoth director receiving the rights once again in 2019, it’s possible that the production companies announcement will involve him in some aspect.