I’m cautiously getting more optimistic about the upcoming reboot Terminator: Genisys with Paramount announcing release dates for it’s sequels. This move obviously says that the studio likes what they’ve seen and are confident. But it’s not always the case that audiences will feel the same way once it’s in theaters (see The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Paramount announced the release dates for what they’re calling Terminator 2 and 3 as follows.
- Terminator: Genisys – July 1, 2015
- Terminator 2 – May 19, 2017
- Terminator 3 – June 29, 2018
Now the way I see it, Terminator 2 and 3 will all depend on just how well Terminator: Genisys does at the box office. So what do we know about this reboot so far?
It has a Director in Alan Taylor who’s most recent work includes Thor: The Dark World and six episodes on Game of Thrones. It’s cast is led by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Jai Courtney (Divergent), and features and even more impressive supporting cast in Jason Clarke (Dawn of Apes), J.K Simmons (Spider-Man trilogy), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe films), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), and franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
There’s no official plot for Terminator: Genisys, but rumors include the involvement of time travel with Schwarzenegger as an aging T-800 trapped in the past, who’s now working with John Connor and his father in saving a young Sarah Connor from a deadly new threat.
I’m liking what I see on paper very much. If Paramount wants to bring life back into the Terminator franchise they need to make bold decisions to present something fresh. If it’s successful they’ll be more, and if the latest rumors have any truth to it, Dwayne Johnson could be featured in a cameo role and as the main antagonist in the future films. Here’s to hoping even more that Terminator: Genisys is a hit.