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.
And the hits just keep on coming. As Terminator fans across the world wait anxiously for an official announcement from Skydance regarding their re-adjusted plans for another Terminator film, another update has come across our news desk.. this time from Sarah Connor herself.
It’s a sad day for Terminator fans. Any hope we had about writer and director James Cameron returning soon to direct a new Terminator film either with Skydance.. or when he reacquires the rights in 2019.. was squashed today at the 20th Century Fox panel at CinemaCon.
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.
Out of all the questions left unanswered in the 2015 film “Terminator Genisys”, none are maybe more intriguing than who or what reprogrammed the T-800 Model 101 infiltrator “Pops” and sent him through the time displacment device back to 1973 to protect a young Sarah Connor from a T-1000 assassin. While writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier have confirmed multiple times they already know the answer and hope to reveal it in a future sequel, they have been reluctant to give Terminator fans any clue to who this person (or thing’s) identity is in the interim.
On the promotion tour for his new movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, actor Matt Smith (who played the embodiment of Skynet in last summer’s “Terminator Genisys”) was asked by Den of Geek about Paramount Pictures pulling ‘Terminator 6’ from its current release schedule. When the interviewer asked Smith if he essentially saw the T6 date cancellation coming… the actor had this to say:
It’s been 48 hours since we officially asked Skydance and James Cameron to confirm or debunk this rumor that the legendary director is considering returning to the fantastic universe of “The Terminator ” that he created so long ago. Fans have been dreaming of the day when the father of the franchise would come back to his roots and write (as well as direct) the next installment of this beloved franchise we hold near and dear to our hearts.
A day ago we were contacted by someone who said they are related to a key member involved in the T6 discussions we are about to describe to you. We were asked not to release their name, nor relation, nor reprint any of their message to us. This person said they contacted SkynetsArmy.com because we were the largest supportive fan base for “Terminator Genisys”, liked our petition to continue the Genisys storyline and wanted to share with us what he or she knew about what was currently going on behind-the-scenes.
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.
Continue reading Paramount Pictures cancelling the May 2017 release date of the next TERMINATOR film was expected.
This is an open letter to Chief Executive Officer David Ellison and Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions:
Dear Ms. Goldberg & Mr. Ellison,
We are writing to you on behalf of the thousands of Terminator fans who support and subscribe to SKYNETSARMY.com. We hope you will take the time to consider our following request.
If you’re a Terminator fan, you know that “Terminator Genisys” is finally officially out on home video! However some fans may be uncertain on which collector’s set to purchase. Fortunately, Skynet’s Army is here to help! Today we’ll be doing an unboxing of both the exclusive United States’ Steelbook and 3-Disc set versions of “Terminator Genisys” which hopefully can help you make an informed decision on which set is the best purchase suited to your tastes!
Among fans of the Terminator films, there has been an outspoken minority that have beaten the same drum for a dozen years now on how to restore the Terminator franchise back to its glory days (when the visionary James Cameron wrote and directed the films.) Their mantra is deliberate and consistent, focusing on two key points that (to them) are necessary to have a great Terminator film: It must have an adult “R” (UK-18) rating and it should have little-to-no comedy. That same drum is being beaten again as Skydance Productions informed the public that they are “readjusting” the way they approach the next Terminator film and deciding if (and how) they will proceed with the “Genisys” Trilogy. Now more than ever, it’s time to dispel these two age-old arguments.