Will There Be a The Terminator Reboot?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator
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Will there be another The Terminator movie? Well, it looks like James Cameron is considering rebooting the action franchise.

This was revealed by the director himself on the Smartless podcast. According to Cameron, discussions are currently taking place.


“If I were to do another ‘Terminator’ film and maybe try to launch that franchise again, which is in discussion, but nothing has been decided, I would make it much more about the AI side of it than bad robots gone crazy.”

Although Cameron was "reasonably happy" with the turn out of Dark Fate, the director wishes to bring back the original Terminator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

“I think the movie could have survived having Linda in it. I think it could have survived having Arnold in it, but when you put Linda and Arnold in it and then, you know, she’s 60-something, he’s 70-something, all of a sudden it wasn’t your ‘Terminator’ movie, it wasn’t even your dad’s ‘Terminator’ movie, it was your granddad’s ‘Terminator’ movie. And we didn’t see that.”

How Many The Terminator Movies Are There?

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator
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To date, there are a total of six titles under The Terminator franchise. The movies include:

Meanwhile, there are two TV shows that have been included in the Terminator universe: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which ran for two seasons between 2008-2009 on Fox; and a future Terminator anime series that Netflix is working on with Skydance, Mattson Tomlin, and Production I.G.


There are also a couple of web series: Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series and Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles.

Did James Cameron Write/Direct All Terminator Films?

The Terminator
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Not all. Cameron only directed and co-wrote the two initial films, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. As for the succeeding three films, Cameron had no involvement in these films, which were hit by critics.

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