It would seem that Arnold won’t be back any time in the near future. As many are aware, Terminator: Genisys, underperformed at the box office this summer, as well as receiving a number of poor reviews.
Despite two sequels and a TV series being in the works, pre-production on all of them has come to a complete stop. According to a recent report from THR, the film’s producer, David Ellison, “wasn’t listening to anybody, when it came to actually developing it, which ultimately led to the failure of the reboot”.
Personally, I am somewhat disappointed at this. While I do feel that there were some flaws with Terminator: Genisys, I did find it an enjoyable film, undeserving of the critical mauling it received. In fact, if I can be completely honest, I actually preferred it to Jurassic World.
With all of this in mind, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Terminator franchise. Hollywood seems determined to try and turn this film into a franchise, so any hold on the project will probably be short lived (even though the logical conclusion to the series was T2).