Ever since the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, people have been open to the concept of a franchise reboot, and it looked like Terminator: Genisys was planning on doing that back in 2015—the only problem was that the movie didn't do very well. However, it looks like James Cameron is ready to reboot the franchise again, and he has Deadpool director Tim Miller attached to the project to.
Talking to News.com.au, Cameron says that Miller will direct a new Terminator film that is set to kick-off a new trilogy and reinvent the franchise. He also explains:
"The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up? Can it still have relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence)."
…I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it."
We'll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that."
As of now, Cameron is also working on making more Avatar movies, so I'm curious just how much time he actually has to put into this new batch of Terminator movies. Let's also not forget that the last two movies in the franchise, Salvation and Genisys, were supposed to start trilogies of their own, but the movies eventually failed to meet expectations.
You think people just don't want to see another Terminator movie? Or maybe the franchise just really needed Cameron back at the helm?