Another year, another reason for the Avatar sequels to be delayed (wait confirmation of this but I bet it will happen!). Deadline have reported that James Cameron is heading back to the Terminator franchise in 2019 when he regains the rights to the Skynet Apocalypse universe, 35 years after the release of the original film.
Whilst it is very early days, Deadpool director Tim Miller is reportedly in talks to helm the film with Cameron attached as Executive Producer.
The Terminator franchise has been going downhill since the last Cameron directed installment, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Terminator 3 is one that should be forgotten about and Salvation and Genisys missed the mark in several ways. The problem with films based around time travel is that timelines get very complicated very fast and paradoxes pop up all over the place, Genisys showed this more than most.
Is Cameron coming back to rescue his creation? Will this be a reboot to the series with following sequels or will it be a farewell to the story with Cameron finishing where he started? Whatever his motivation I think the world of the Terminator has had its time (pun completely intended). 1984’s Terminator was fantastic and Cameron bested himself by releasing Judgement Day, a rare breed of sequel that is better than the first film. Surely after the muted response to every film since then it is time to retire the universe.
And seriously Cameron, stop picking up new projects and just get on with finishing the Avatar sequels, we have been waiting 8 years for another film!
What do you think? Looking forward to another Terminator film? Think the series is past it? Let us know in the comments below.