The Terminator is coming back. Just like the robot at the center of its story, this franchise will not die. In fact, it waits with almost perfect horror-movie timing to strike. And like any good genre franchise, it’s time to forget some of the movies in the series ever existed.
Fans asked the T-800 himself about the upcoming movie at an “Experience with Arnold Scharzenegger” event in Birmingham, UK, and he said that the movie will have nothing to do with the most recent film, Terminator: Genisys, and it won’t simply be called Terminator 6.
Those last parts are both good news. The series has been on a steady decline since the first two movies, and anything the team can to do jettison that baggage is a good thing.
Word recently came out that not only will Schwarzenegger himself be returning to the series again in some respect, Linda Hamilton will be rejoining as well. In fact, Schwarzenegger said at the same event that Hamilton is already training to step back into Sarah Connor’s shoes.
The movie is being directed by Deadpool‘s Tim Miller, with the writers’ list including David Goyer (Batman Begins, The Man of Steel) and Josh Friedman, creator of the (in my opinion, hugely underrated) TV spinoff, The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
With so many of the series’ major players involved and a director with a massively successful R-rated blockbuster under his belt, maybe we’ll actually get something worth watching.
Terminator 6 doesn’t have a release date just yet, but a 2020 release doesn’t seem unreasonable.