The Terminator series is one of the most iconic action franchises of all time but hasn’t seen a new entry since 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate. Recently, director James Cameron spoke about what he’d like to see in a new reboot.
During an appearance on Wondery and Amazon’s Smartless podcast (via Bloody Disgusting), Cameron — who created the franchise and directed the original and its sequel — spoke about its future. Cameron mentioned that if a new Terminator movie was going to be made, he would like to focus more on the side of Skynet rather than just the fact that Terminators are on the rampage.
“If I were to do another Terminator film and maybe try to launch that franchise again, which is in discussion but nothing has been decided, I would make it much more about the AI side of it than bad robots gone crazy,” Cameron revealed.
The news that discussions to launch the franchise again are also of note. Previously, 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate was rumored to be the beginning of a new trilogy of films in the franchise. However, the movie was a box office failure and critically panned, resulting in plans for future films being canceled.