New Terminator film is a reboot, new trilogy starts 2015


So much for Terminator 5. It turns out that the new Terminator movie is a franchise reboot that kicks off a new standalone trilogy. The reboot, simply called Terminator, will be out on June 26, 2015. The screenplay will be written by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in the film as a Terminator.

There are no plot details as of yet, nor are there release dates for the other two films in this standalone Terminator trilogy. Since James Cameron gets the Terminator rights back in 2019, one can assume the next two films will come pretty soon after the 2015 reboot. I’m just going to assume that this reboot is some kind of alternate timeline thing, and old Spock will help the Terminator understand what’s going on.

How do you feel about Terminator as a reboot and this standalone trilogy idea?

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