Contrary to recent reports that The Terminator franchise is dead (come on, people; you know better!), Skydance founder, and producer, David Ellison (Life, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Terminator Genisys) says there’s a big announcement coming soon. Magic 8-ball says chances are good those rumors James Cameron is ready to re-embrace his baby, and I have utter faith in the words of a paper block floating around in viscous liquid — don’t you?
Seriously though, here’s what Ellis told Collider:
I will say we have resolved the future of the franchise and believe me its an incredibly bright future. I think where it’s going will be the continuation of what the fans really wanted since T2.
We have something this year that we will be announcing for the franchise. It’s something we’re incredibly excited about and we think is the direction it needs to head.”
Never mind Salvation and Genisys; like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, we must and we shall pretend such things have never existed — this being the Terminator universe, we can easily jump to a time where they didn’t. It’s telling that Ellis mentions T2, *coughCameroncough* and in fact, back in January, there were rumors that Cameron and Deadpool‘s Tim Miller would collaborate on the film series’ next installment.
Regardless of past disasters (heck, if we can get over the whole Prometheus mess and be excited for Covenant [and beyond], we can get over anything), I’m always going to be all in for a Terminator reset. Skynet, robots, A.I., bots wiping out the entire human race … my ears are permanently perked. After all, we may as well make peace with our downfall ahead of time.