Anyone who seen Terminator Genisys has probably seen enough of the Terminator franchise for at least the near future but now original creator James Cameron claims that wants to produce 3 more Terminator movies. Cameron hasn’t been involved in the franchise since Judgement Day but he hasn’t been afraid to praise the recent additions of the franchise (if he gets paid to do it).
There was a report a few months ago that indicated that Cameron would return to the franchise as producer and Deadpool director Tim Miller would direct a new Terminator film, but it looks like James is getting a little ambitious while working on 4 Avatar sequels. His intention is to completely reinvent the Terminator mythology. There is really no word on whether Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved or not and the rights don’t officially go back to Cameron for another year and a half. So I’m sure there is still a possibility that none of these movies ever happen. Cameron did take some time to bash the last 3 Terminator movies. Although he has supported them in the past.
“I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later. I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold’s sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn’t work for me for various reasons.”
Cameron is supposedly working on Avatar until about 2025 (or later considering how many times they’ve been pushed back) so its tough to say whether the Terminator movies will be made parallel to the Avatar sequels or if we will have to wait a decade for them to come out. Who knows? Cameron’s name may just get stuck on as a producer in order to convince fans to give the franchise another chance. Even though he may or may not be involved at all.
Are interested in more Terminator films with James Cameron at least semi-involved?