So the Terminator Genisys series is dead, but Skydance Media still wants do more Terminator movies anyway. The good news for them is that the face of the franchise – Arnold Schwarzenegger himself – isn’t saying “no” to the prospect of returning for another one.
Schwarzenegger was rumored to be done with the movie after Genisys had a middling performance and wasn’t able to sufficiently wow audiences in the way that Paramount was hoping that it would. However, the action star put this rumor to bed in a recent interview, saying that he’ll always be up for a new Terminator movie:
“I’m looking forward to doing another Terminator movie, yes… Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it — that doesn’t mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that. They’ll announce that. But, yes, the Terminator franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on! Cameron will be producing it, and there will be another director on it… I’m always looking forward to doing another Terminator, especially if the story is written well and it’s really entertains the whole world.”
If the project that Schwarzenegger could return to is in fact the Tim Miller-directed movie that’s rumored to be in development – which, based on his allusion to the fact that the rights are about to revert to Cameron himself, may very well be the case – then we might have ourselves the first Terminator sequel that’s really worth giving a damn about in over 25 years. Schwarzenegger also briefly noted that a third Conan The Barbarian movie and a sequel to Ivan Reitman’s Twins entitled Triplets are still on the cards in spite of a lack of apparent progress on either film.