The legendary James Cameron is directing another Terminator film, and his first order of business is wiping out the last three movies that nearly killed the franchise, ScreenRant reports.
Terminator 6 will be ignoring plot lines from “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Terminator Salvation,” and “Terminator Genisys.” These films will likely be treated as events from an alternate timeline, or a lucid dream that never really happened.
Terminator 3 was a fair attempt at capping off the trilogy, but using a female lead as the antagonist was not the right move. The movie was so bad, in fact, that it sent the franchise into development hell for six years before Christian Bale swooped in to save it. Terminator Salvation, starring Bale, had a lot of potential, but Sam Worthington forgot how to act and Bale went ballistic on set, chewing out a member of the crew with his now-famous rant.
The producers went into hiding for another six years before having the hubris to try again with Terminator Genisys. Despite pulling in more than $440 million at the box office, Genisys was universally panned.
Cameron felt that Genisys respected the first two films and reinvigorated the franchise, setting up lucky number six, which has yet to announce a release date.
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