It looks like the follow-up to Terminator Genisys has been scraped. Paramount Pictures has pulled the film (called er…Terminator 2 by Variety) from a planned May 19, 2017 release and dropped a third film from a June 29, 2018 debut. The news comes after Genisys scored just $89 million at the US box office over the summer. It managed a solid $440 globally, but poor reviews may have killed the chance of a sequel.
It’s a shame, because Movies In Focus really wanted to like the fifth instalment of the James Cameron originated franchise – but it was a disappointing affair despite a great turn from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read the review.
The Terminator franchise may now be terminated – until the rights revert back to James Cameron in 2019. However, there are rumours that Lionsgate Studios wants a piece of the franchise – the company already has a working relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Expendables, Maggie, Escape Plan, The Last Stand) so there might be hope for those wanting to see where a new film would take the story.
Time will tell – but the signs don’t look good.