The ‘Terminator’ Franchise Won’t Be Back, Will Not Be Getting Any More Sequels
Hasta la vista, baby.
Bid the long-running Terminator franchise, which lasted 32 years and five installments, a hearty “Hasta la vista, baby.”
Paramount has killed plans for a sixth installment after 2015’s Terminator Genisys, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in a very Linda Hamilton-esque role, was panned by critics.
The widely derided flick, which still managed about $300 million in box-office revenue, was intended to be a reboot of the franchise, which kicked off in 1984. But an “inside source” told The NY Daily News that studio heads have terminated those plans.
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“It is over for The Terminator and Arnold,” the source said. “The studio has taken the sequel off the production slate completely, meaning there is no preproduction or any plans for another sequel. The talent had been offered long term deals, but this is not happening.”
There always remains the possibility that Terminator would simply be revived down the road. Still, Schwarzenegger turns 70 later this year, meaning this was effectively his last shot at playing the lethal and seriously jacked android.
In all, the news goes against everything Arnold has been telling us over the past 32 years…
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Now, just to make you a little extra nostalgic, please enjoy some vintage T-1000 from T2…