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Future Terminator movies scrapped and replaced by Baywatch

January 21st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With Paramount shuffling around their release schedule, it was clear that something had to give. Unfortunately for Arnie’s hit and miss Terminator franchise, it looks like he won’t be back any time soon, with it pulled from their schedules completely.

The new instalment of the time travelling franchise was originally slated for a 19th May 2017 release, but has since been replaced by the new Baywatch film (we’re still trying to figure out if anybody asked for that).

Following the critical flop that was last summer’s Terminator: Genisys, the possible sequel (currently under the unimaginative title of Terminator 2, for some reason) hadn’t gained any momentum, with no writers or directors signed on yet.

Before Genisys’ less-than-expected run at the box office (grossing $440.6M worldwide) Paramount had scheduled not just a Terminator 2, but also a Terminator 3, for June 2018. As of yet they haven’t released a statement explaining the move.

It’s thought that the delay is due to an issue with the rights, mainly with original creator James Cameron looking to have some of them returned to him. The relaunch of the franchise happened in a deal when Megan Ellison paid over $20 million for Cameron’s rights, which she eventually released to her brother, Skydance’s David Ellison.

So Terminator’s loss is Baywatch’s gain it seems. With nothing else currently scheduled for release that weekend, could it end up being a surprise hit after all?

Source: Squareeyed

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….