When the co-owner of Legacy Effects and a disciple of Stan Winston, John Rosengrant first broke down the story elements of “Terminator Genisys” in the aspect of pratical effect needs, there was a section that caught his eye. It was when the Guardian Terminator and Sarah Connor were lugging around a young, deactivated Arnold T-800 Terminator in a back of an armored car in 1984. Logic dictated to Rosengrant that the creation of this Terminator corpse would best be accomplished with practical effects, so John and his team took upon the task of building a prosthetic dummy of an 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger. So how did Legacy effects accomplish such a seemingly insurmountable task?
Now that Paramount Pictures has officially declined their option to continue with the “Terminator Genisys” trilogy, and Skydance looks onward to produce a new Terminator film with creator James Cameron in the mix, a great deal of Terminator fans are left wondering what happened to the Guardian, Sarah and Kyle in the Genisys timeline? So it is time to let Skydance know, that fans would like to find out.
Back in December 2013, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures announced that the Terminator franchise would be headed back to the small screen, in a brand new television series. This welcomed announcement came four years after the critically praised “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” series ended its broadcasting run, to much chagrin of its fans.
Apparently Terminator fans were not the only ones disappointed when Skydance announced the new Genisys trilogy would be delayed. While plugging his latest movie “Suicide Squad”, Jai Courtney spoke to CinemaBlend regarding his disappointment that the planned “Terminator Genisys” Trilogy was put on temporary hold (as Skydance Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg put it) “to do a worldwide study and really talk to audiences about what they loved, and what maybe didn’t work for them, so that the next (step) we take with the franchise is the right one.”
As we wait to hear official word from Skydance Media regarding their plans to move forward with another Terminator film (or not), we have noticed a trend occurring with film sequels lately that may prove promising and actually be a sign of encouragement to fans who are still holding out hope for a “Terminator Genisys” sequel.
Back in October 2015, Skydance Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg announced the following in regards to the future of the Terminator franchise: “Do we intend to have a next step of Terminator? Yes, we do“. Since then, fans have been anxiously waiting to hear the film and television production company’s reveal on what exactly we can expect. Will the sixth Terminator film be independent or releated to the storyline “Terminator Genisys” so cleverly established? Is it possible Skydance abandons future theatrical plans and continues our favorite science fiction universe via a Television show or miniseries? While fans have been brimming with anticipation, nine months have since passed since Dana Goldberg made that infamous announcement and the fanbase is none the wiser. However, hope is in the horizon.
Ever since Skydance Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg announced in regards to the future of the Terminator franchise “Do we intend to have a next step of Terminator? Yes, we do“, fans have been anxiously waiting to hear what can we expect from a sixth film. Will the next film be a direct sequel to Terminator Genisys? If not, will it (at the least) carry over the threads of the alternate timeline that the writers of Genisys so cleverly established? While no one except for Skydance knows for sure, we decided to gather some plot tidbits of what was originally planned… and may still get in some shape or form in TERMINATOR 6.
An article by Deadline.com strangely caught traction today among entertainment industry websites and (some) Terminator fans alike when they reported that the planned sequel to “TERMINATOR GENISYS” was officially removed from Paramount Picture’s release date schedule of May 19, 2017. The oddest thing about the report (and the enormous reaction it received) was this story was treated by many news outlets like it was something new… a breaking piece of shocking journalism about the state of the Terminator Franchise.. with no previous indicators that this date cancellation was slated to occur. But well informed Terminator fans already knew this was going to happen, and this date cancellation was just an expected formality.
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