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Superhero movies and shared universes are everywhere now. As such, plenty of talented actors and directors have attached themselves to comic book adaptations, whether it be the X-Men franchise, DCEU, and MCU. But there's also been a significant trend with directors taking these high profile movies, before promptly dropping out due to creative differences with the studio. This trend has plagued movies like DC's Flashpoint and the Batman movie, as well as the massively hyped upcoming sequel Deadpool 2. Deadpool director Tim Miller dropped out of the project a few months ago, and has since signed on to direct the new Terminator film with franchise legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and James Cameron. So why did he make that decision?
I felt like there was more stories to tell there, but I'm happy that somebody else is telling them. And I've got to tell you, there was a sense of relief in that I get to do something new versus Deadpool 2. I think it would've been a great movie, but it was also going to be a continuation of what we had done. This really gave me a chance to do something new.
This statement is sure to cause a few head scratches, as the Deadpool franchise is newer and arguably more ambitious in regards to genre-breaking. Alas, it looks like Miller will get to craft a more original and unexpected narrative with Terminator 6, so it sounds like he might the right decision for his creative process.
Tim Miller's statement to THR teases how different the untitled Terminator sequel may be from its predecessors. The beloved franchise has already released five films, yet Miller teases something brand new. So how can they do this? Likely by the changes that James Cameron and Tim Miller are making to the somewhat convoluted Terminator timeline.
Because the untitled sixth Terminator movie will essentially ignore the events of Terminator: Genisys. The latest sequel starring Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke came out just a few years ago, and was originally intended to jumpstart a new trilogy of films. But the hardcore fandom shouldn't be too disappointed, as Tim Miller will be bringing back the OG Sarah, actress Linda Hamilton. And in addition to Arnold Schwarzenegger's reprisal as the titular robot, series creator James Cameron has returned to the franchise for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgement Day (arguably the property's strongest entry).
As far as Tim Miller's comments regarding Deadpool 2 go, he once again seems to confirm that he wanted to be more ambitious and creative with the sequel, which wasn't what the studio and Ryan Reynolds were hoping for. It looks like the Deadpool 2 will instead stick to its roots, and now Miller has found a new project to be daring with.
Deadpool 2 will arrive in 2018, with Terminator 6 debuting in 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your final trips to the movies before the New Year.