OK, you can dress it up any way you want and, sure, we know Arnie is still saying the sequels will happen, but we all know that, sadly, Terminator: Genisys was pretty darn poor.
So poor that we really, after T3, Salvation and it, despair that the Terminator franchise is now dead in the water.
There may be a way to bring it back to its former glory.
Terminator creator James Cameron, who directed The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, will get the rights to the franchise back in 2019. He lost them in the 1990s.
Now Gale Ann Hurd, who was there from the beginning in conceiving the series with Cameron, said she would very much be up for re-teaming with Cameron and re-entering the Terminator universe: “Jim Cameron has an exclusive deal with 20th Century Fox, my deal is with Universal, so [right now] there’s no collaborating. On the other hand, we’re still close friends – and I hosted him and his son on the set of The Walking Dead. One day, you never know – maybe one day we’ll get Terminator back.”
Cameron himself recently spoke about the franchise (here) and said: “I haven’t really thought that far ahead yet. I’ve got plenty of time to think about it. It might be fun to completely re-invent the franchise. A lot has to do with what happens with it in the meantime, people may have Terminator fatigue.”
Here’s hoping; the Terminator franchise can take a knock and people keep coming back in the hope that it can reach the heights again… if there’s anyone can do that, it’s Cameron and Hurd. Here’s hoping 2019 really is the year that ‘he’ll be back…’