The first two Terminator movies are some of the most iconic films in 80's and 90's culture. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at the peak of his fame, the lines of dialogue have become utterly quotable, and both movies have aged rather well. As such, the fandom is always eager for the Terminator franchise to continue, although the past few attempts have been met with poor critical reception. Schwarzenegger has flipped and flopped about the idea of returning to the role after Genisys, and now it looks like the big guy will indeed be back for the franchise's sixth film.
While attending the Cannes Festival, Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to Screen Daily about the Terminator franchise. It's there that he confirmed his involvement in the next film, alongside the great James Cameron. He said,
Well that certainly seems like a concrete answer. Looks like Arnold is going to be kicking Skynet ass in the sixth Terminator movie. Honestly, just take my money at this point.
This is pretty exciting news for all the Terminator fans out there (and there are many). The franchise wouldn't feel the same without Arnold Schwarzenegger, although he's already stated how he was glad he passed on the stinker that was Salvation. Arnold made a welcomed return to the franchise in 2015's Genisys, which ended up being one of the film's only high points. And although Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was met with a fairly warm critical reception, most of the films in the franchise haven't done that well.
But the upcoming Terminator 6 seems to have a major advantage than the past few installments: James Cameron. The legendary director hasn't helmed a Terminator movie since 1991's Judgement Day, which many consider to be the strongest film in the series. And while Cameron has been busy creating films and theme parks full of blue creatures, it seems he'll be finally returning to the Terminator franchise. So it's not wonder that Arnold has confirmed his involvement in the sixth film, he's got the OG in the house.
Given the trend of nostalgia and reboots, it should come to no surprise that the Terminator franchise will be receiving more life. In fact, the latest installment was just a few years ago with Genisys. With an all-star cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and J.K. Simmons, it seemed like Genisys has the potential to be truly great. Unfortunately, critics panned both the performances and writing, though the film was a financial success.
Be sure to check back with us here at CinemaBlend for updates about the sixth Terminator film as they become public.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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