In its inception, The Terminator was warmly welcomed by audience all around the world, and the first two parts were perhaps the finest action/sci-fi movies in their time. These films were iconic, but the franchise has been side-tracked with unappealing Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys.
The Genisys was premiered in 2015, and it was intended to be the first part of the trilogy, but its box office ratings disappointed and the plans changed ever since. It appeared that The Terminator ran its course, but not if you ask visionary James Cameron who has plans to revive the iconic character and give the franchise its former glory. Terminator 6 is being developed at the moment!
Terminator 6 Release Date
The new movie is scheduled for July 26, 2019, and the release date was mentioned by James Cameron and Tim Miller in their interview with THR. Liam Neeson, a famous action movie actor, has recently retired from this genre, but he could be the one to play the villain in the new film, according to Miller. During the age issue discussion between the two directors, the name of the Irish legend and the late-life action icon popped up.
Miller spoke of Hamilton’s Sarah Connor: “As strong a character as she was, as meaningful as she was to gender and to action stars everywhere, I think it’s going to make a huge statement to have her be the really seasoned warrior that she’s become.”
Cameron explained: “There are certainly plenty of 50-, 60-, 70-something guys out there that just keep cranking along doing action movies and killing bad guys left and right. But there isn’t an example of that for women, and I think there should be.”
At that point, Miller joked: “Which is why we’re bringing Liam Neeson in as the bad guy.” He also added that she would beat him up easily.
Cast of Terminator 6
Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to play The Terminator even though people have been questioning his age. Cameron might incorporate the idea from Genisys where Schwarzenegger is a long-operating Terminator whose flesh exterior aged as the time passed. There are two possibilities – Arnold could continue the same path, or he can be a human character of some sort.
Also, Linda Hamilton is returning as Sarah Connor, which bewilders the crowd because she was attacked by an aggressive form of leukemia in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and she should have succumbed to it. The age factor is a problem with Hamilton as well, who is 61.
Controversies and Speculations
Tim Miller is hired “to direct a reboot and a conclusion” to The Terminator, whereas James Cameron is going to be a “godfather,” which can be anything, but our guess is some kind of creative consultant or executive producer. Let’s not split hairs here, but isn’t it confusing to have a reboot and a conclusion in the same sentence?
Interestingly enough, the movie Genisys terminated the original timeline of the film franchise, but it has been erased itself, and it will not be acknowledged in the new Terminator 6. Sounds perplexing, right? In other words, The Terminator 6 could perhaps be a stand-alone film as if Genisys never happened.
David Ellison of Skydance is funding the project, and he needs “top-flight science fiction authors” for the new title, according to the Deadline. The movie itself is a mixed-bag already, but the reports about this release are confusing as well. To sum things up, the most likely scenario for the new Terminator is going to be that it won’t have much or anything to do with the previous part of the franchise.
We will closely follow the story, and so far we feel skeptic about the new Terminator 6, but it’s reassuring that Tim Miller and James Cameron are on board. What’s your impression?