We’re not going to lie, while we do want to see more Terminator movies, we want good ones and it’s hard to imagine anyone who’s not James Cameron nailing it.
That said, Terminator: Genesis is shaping up quite nicely with Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor onboard and Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. And now we’re intrigued by the latest news to leak out… rumours abound according to Cosmicbooknews (via Moviehole), that the new franchise starter is similar in concept to Back To The Future II and it will revisit scenes from Terminator and Terminator 2, forgetting Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation it seems.
According to the rumour, the movie will revisit the brief scene in the first movie where the original T-800 tracked down all the other Sarah Connors and the scene in T2 where the T-1000 killed John’s forster parents todd and Janelle. Could this see the creation of a new timeline in this new movie/series? Something similar to X-Men: Days of Future Past, wherein all movie still exist in canon, they just exist along different timelines?
It also seems like actors/characters may reappear from the old movies in order to pass the baton to the new actors – presumably this will be similar to Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto both playing Spock in JJ Abrams’ Trek movies. We may also meet Sarah Connor at a much, much earlier point in her life when she’s very young and with her parents… do the Terminators try to kill her at an earlier point in time?
The big man himself, the original T-800, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been talking about the script and promises that it’s “fantastic”, according to www.TheArnoldFans.com.
Schwarzenegger said: “We start filming in the middle or in the end of April and it will be a four or four-and-a-half month long shoot. We will be filming it in New Orleans with some of it in San Francisco and maybe a little of it in LA but most of it will be done in New Orleans.
“I’m really looking forward to that because as you know, the last time when they did the Terminator, it was when I was Governor and so I couldn’t be in that movie but now I’m back again and they are very excited about having me in the film.The movie preparation is going well. The script is fantastic so I’m really looking forward to this film.”
Excited yet? No, neither or we… but we’re certainly curious.
Terminator: Genesis is due to hit cinemas in July 2015