Terminator is still considered one of the greatest sci-fi/action movies of all time, and T2 is a rare sequel that arguably surpassed the original. The four movies that followed all have their moments (well, Genisys...), but most would tend to agree that none of them came close to James Cameron's originals.
The most recent instalment, Terminator: Dark Fate, is generally viewed as being the best of the bunch and actually fared pretty well with critics, but audiences simply didn't show up, and the movie ultimately flopped.
Cameron was a producer on Tim Miller's film, and recently shouldered the blame for its failure by revealing that he insisted on Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to his most famous role (he felt bringing both Arnie and Linda Hamilton back was overkill). Now, the director has suggested that Dark Fate wasn't the coffin nail in the Terminator franchise most of us assumed it would be.
“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,” said Cameron while being interviewed for the Smartless podcast (via SFFGazette.com).
Some may find it hard to believe that they're actually thinking about developing another Terminator film given the tepid response to the last one, but based on Cameron's comments, it sounds like this potential project might be a full reboot without any ties to the movies that came before.
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