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.”
“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?
To date, there are a total of six titles under The Terminator franchise. The movies include:
- The Terminator (1984)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
- Terminator Salvation (2009)
- Terminator Genisys (2015)
- Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
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?
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.