In case you did not know, the next Terminator film, from James Cameron, though it's the sixth in the franchise, will do us the honor of pretending that the third, fourth and fifth films in the franchise never happened.
In other words, Terminator 6 will be a direct sequel to Terminator two, Judgement Day.
As you may be aware, James Cameron will be getting the rights back to the Terminator franchise in 2019, and will be able to have his creative touch back in the mix. Unlike the other film, Genisys, where the film was rushed out of production for parties to retain the franchise rights. But alas, Cameron directed the first two films so it is with some hope that he will make this new film hit it out of the park. But you do have to worry, since he is also working on his Avatar sequels.
In an interview, Cameron talks about what he and co-director Tim Miller (Deadpool) have in mind, saying,
“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”
Oh, and how will it be explained Arnold Schwarzenegger's age?
Well, if you remember, terminator units are covered in skin to blend in, they sweat, stink, and what not, so he'll look old becaue the skin is acting like, well, skin. old, aging skin. (This is something Tim Miller put out there last week, but would not elaborate any further on other details of the script.)
Right now Terminator 6 does not have a release date, yet. But then again, maybe Cameron is waiting until he fully owns the rights.
We'll let you know as soon as we hear of one.
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