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Next Terminator movie is happening whether we like it or not

by Eric Frederiksen | May 23, 2017May 23, 2017 12:00 pm PDT

Whether or not we need another Terminator is up for debate. We’ve had two great ones, a good show, and three bad ones. The scale’s really leaning. But it’s happening, Arnold Schwarzenegger says.

Talking to Screen Daily at Cannes, the Terminator himself said that he’d met with director James Cameron, who directed the first two (and only good) movies in the series.

“It is back,” he said. “It is moving forward, [Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.”

The Terminator rights default back to Cameron in 2019, so it’s likely that that’s when we’ll see such a project move forward. As Screen Daily notes, Cameron is going to be neck-deep in Avatar sequels at that point, so it’s unlikely he’ll actually direct. His involvement signals good things for the future of the series, though.

In other “Sequels we’re not sure we want” news

The Twins sequel Triplets, featuring Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, and Eddie Murphy, is a real thing, and could go into production this year. The script is almost finished, and Ivan Reitman, who directed the original is involved. I still don’t believe this is true either, but apparently it is.

The Conan reboot, also starring Schwarzenegger, apparently isn’t dead, either. “It’s being rewritten,” he said. “The idea is to do it.”

That’s a great idea, Arnold. Conan is a storied character with tales from his life as a slave all the way up through his reign as king of Aquilonia. An older Conan as a tired ruler would make Schwarzenegger an easy fit for the role without having to violate the Conan cannon.

So, look forward to sequels to almost every Schwarzenegger movie ever to hit theaters in the next five to 10 years. Expect a Last Action Hero reboot sooner rather than later – I’m calling it now.

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