Well Terminator fans, I think your fortune is about to turn around!
James Cameron will officially have the full rights to the Terminator franchise revert back to him in 2019 and he is already overseeing a brand new film and is looking at VFX artist and Deadpool director Tim Miller is in talks right now to direct the film which will be centered on ending the battle between the human resistance and Skynet.
The movie will be financed by David Ellison, who helped bankroll the previous film, Genisys, and also because he has held onto plenty of rights to the Terminator franchise since acquiring them in 2013 from Megan Ellison, David’s sister and founder on Annapurna Pictures.
Cameron hasn’t much been involved with the franchise since directing Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the franchise hasn’t endured the best success since that happened. Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys were all not well-received by critics and fans alike, even after Cameron himself spoke out for Genisys, saying it created a renaissance for the franchise. The TV series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles did get fans on board, but was cancelled after two seasons on Fox.
The full extend of how much Cameron will be involved is not known, but perhaps no matter what full extend he’s involved in, maybe his full return to the series will get people coming to theaters since Genisys wasn’t exactly a box-office smash over there in the states.
The real question though is when exactly the film might take place since one of the things this franchise is known for is its incredibly convoluted timeline, which should be a given when dealing with time travel, but with Terminator its really all over the place.
What’s your reaction? Are you excited for Cameron’s return? Would you want more Terminator films? Let us know in the comments below!