In spite of the fact that James Cameron initially praised 2015’s Terminator: Genisys during the promotion for the film — “If you like the Terminator films, you’re gonna love this movie!” — you don’t need us to tell you that the film was ultimately a stinker. It did okay business at the box office, but doing just okay, combined with the quality of the film, left plans for a new trilogy in tatters.
The solution to get rid of the bad taste left behind by the film was to get Cameron himself involved on Terminator 6, which will supposedly kickstart a new trilogy of movies — the third Terminator film in a row that’s promised to make that happen.
Cameron is working on the story and producing the movie, with Deadpool’s Tim Miller set to direct. Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are slated to return. Schwarzenegger himself, speaking at an event in Birmingham, England over the weekend, gave an update on the film, which is now in pre-production.
Schwarzenegger confirmed that Linda Hamilton is in training for the project, and that Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day‘s T-1000) won’t be involved. Not surprisingly, he also confirmed that the film won’t be called Terminator 6 upon release and will in fact “ignore Genisys.” He hinted that it’s going to be a more direct follow-up to Terminator 2 instead — but wasn’t that Terminator 3?
Filming is set to begin next March on the new film.
Source: The Terminator Fans