Well, this is hardly a surprise. Paramount have officially put the next Terminator movie on the backburner by removing it from their schedule going forward.
The latest film in the sci-fi stalwart, Terminator: Genisys, was intended to kickstart a new trilogy. However, Genisys was, frankly, a complete disaster and underplayed in the box office amid near-complete critical panning, so the series’ future was questioned by many. Paramount are apparently acutely aware of these concerns and have decided to go back to the drawing board for where to go next with the franchise. Taking its place is the R-rated Baywatch reboot starring Dwayne Johnson, which is now scheduled to be released May 19, 2017.
What now for Terminator, though? This is the third modern sequel that’s added basically nothing to the first two films and even with the time travel elements allowing for another reboot, franchise fatigue is a real risk. ScreenCrush have the right idea comparing this to where Spider-Man is at with Sony and Marvel – the new Spidey has to work because audiences will get sick otherwise and that is, unfortunately, where many likely are with Terminator now. It’s always fun watching Arnold Schwarzenegger on-screen but a Terminator needs more than that to succeed, and at least a story that actually makes sense on some level.
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