After the two iconic and acclaimed first installments of ‘Terminator’, the only ones in the saga directed and written by James Cameron, the franchise has released four films throughout the 21st century, but none has aroused the passion of its predecessors, neither among critics nor among the public. However, Cameron, also the director of other prestigious titles such as ‘Aliens: The Return’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’, would have an idea in mind to try to revive the franchise he created.
According to public Rod Mercado on Twitter, Dell Technologies World 2023 attendee, Cameron revealed at that convention that 3 months ago he started writing a new ‘Terminator’ movie. However, he does not want to go too far until he sees how artificial intelligence evolves, a currently fashionable topic that has always been so important in the saga.
So James Cameron just told the #DellTechWorld crowd that he started writing a new Terminator movie 3 months ago but wants to see how #AI shakes out before he goes any further ??? pic.twitter.com/wNqmLNmyVP
? Rod Mercado (@rcmercado) May 22, 2023
In case this hypothetical movie is released, would not count, according to his latest statements, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. After starring in the two installments directed and written by Cameron, ‘Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, the actor returned to the saga three more times, in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, ‘Terminator Genesis ‘ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. The latter was the end of Schwarzenegger in the franchise according to revealed to The Hollywood Reporter:
“The franchise is not over. I am over. I got the message loud and clear that the world wants to move forward with a different theme when it comes to ‘Terminator.’ Someone has to come up with a great idea. ‘Terminator’ was largely responsible for my success, so I will always be very fond of it. The first three movies were great. In the fourth I was not because I was governor and the fifth and sixth did not work as far as I am concerned. We knew that beforehand because they weren’t well written.”