We previously brought you the news that Paramount Studios was done with the Terminator franchise, cancelling a planned sequel to Terminator: Genisys after it lost them a ton of money at the box office. Along with that news came the report that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the original Terminator, was bowing out of the franchise for good.
However, in a recent interview with Fandango, Schwarzenegger changed course and insisted that there would be more Terminator movies, one way or another.
“I’m looking forward to doing another Terminator movie, yes.” Arnold said. When we asked him whether or not the recent news that the Terminator franchise would be ending, he scoffed. “I don’t want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it, but I think people just write things — I have no idea why. Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it — that doesn’t mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that. They’ll announce that. But, yes, the Terminator franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!”
Schwarzenegger clarified that Cameron is set to come back and produce another Terminator movie, but he won’t direct it. There have been rumors that Deadpool director Tim Miller will take the helm of a future sequel, but nothing has been confirmed.