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Arnold Schwarzenegger says Terminator: Genisys sequel talk is "presumptuous"

06.25.2015

Ever since Megan Ellison won the rights to James Cameron's TERMINATOR franchise, we have been told the plan was for TERMINATOR: GENISYS to kick off a new, stand-alone trilogy of films. Mostly, this was to maximize profits on the series before the rights reverted back to Cameron, but also because Hollywood cannot make a single movie anymore. Well, it seems like the person thinking most logically about the future of THE TERMINATOR is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

Speaking with the press following a screening of TERMINATOR: GENISYS, Schwarzenegger was directly asked whether he would return for the proposed sequels. His answer may surprise you.

The studio is maybe thinking so. But I, myself, I always think of one at a time. … To me, it’s [more] important that the people go and see this movie, that the movie’s successful, that it gets good reviews, that people enjoy it, and that the demand of you all creates a desire for us to do another one, rather than to be presumptuous and to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to do two more.’"

It is easy to forget that while Arnold Schwarzenegger was (and is) a massive movie star, he has only appeared in multiple films in three franchises: THE TERMINATOR, CONAN and THE EXPENDABLES. In those series, none of the sequels were made in rapid succession to the first with THE EXPENDABLES waiting a couple of years between entries. While I doubt Arnold has any final decision on whether the sequels happen, he is right that it will depend on box office results. As it stands, the buzz from the online community is decidedly negative for TERMINATOR: GENISYS. We shall see how the rest of the public feels about it.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS opens July 1st.

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Source: CinemaBlend

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2:32PM on 06/26/2015

The movie was good, stop the bashing (or continue...)

Just came from seeing Terminator: Genisys (I live in Finland)...and honestly? I don't understand the backlash the movie is getting, it's like James Cameron said a sequel for The Terminator 1 & 2, not as good but still a very fine effort. I'd rate it 7/10 and I'm a HUGE Terminator fan! 1984 Arnold was another milestone in human CGI, done WAY better than on Terminator Salvation. 2015 Arnold was also very great in my opinion and he looks better than in Terminator 3 which does not make sense very
Just came from seeing Terminator: Genisys (I live in Finland)...and honestly? I don't understand the backlash the movie is getting, it's like James Cameron said a sequel for The Terminator 1 & 2, not as good but still a very fine effort. I'd rate it 7/10 and I'm a HUGE Terminator fan! 1984 Arnold was another milestone in human CGI, done WAY better than on Terminator Salvation. 2015 Arnold was also very great in my opinion and he looks better than in Terminator 3 which does not make sense very much, does it? He just pulls off The Terminator act perfectly even this time around. Well that's just my 2 cents, continue with the bashing all you want but this is one movie that will find it's way to my 3D Blu-ray collection on Day 1!
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11:05PM on 06/27/2015
I'm looking forward to giving this movie the benefit of the doubt. It's funny how the world has embraced "Jurassic World", which was pretty to look at, but was mediocre at best. I love the Terminator universe; while T3 was flawed, the stunts and the ending were phenomenal, and Salvation had loads of potential. Obviously I need to get to Finland, if not for early movie releases, but Finnish girls are beautiful!
I'm looking forward to giving this movie the benefit of the doubt. It's funny how the world has embraced "Jurassic World", which was pretty to look at, but was mediocre at best. I love the Terminator universe; while T3 was flawed, the stunts and the ending were phenomenal, and Salvation had loads of potential. Obviously I need to get to Finland, if not for early movie releases, but Finnish girls are beautiful!
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3:11PM on 06/25/2015

It's not Arnold fault, the fault goes to careless "new age" Hollywood directors who rush through and phone it in

I feel bad for Arnold on this one, and his response is well said. The guy is wanting to make a good return to the action movies he loved making, but this not the good old days. The days when you had a young hard working creative filmmaker like James Cameron who wrote and his directing his own material, is limited with digital effects which forces the filmmakers to sit down and get creative while brainstorming new ideas to making sense of the film is gone for a lot of big budget films. Now, most
I feel bad for Arnold on this one, and his response is well said. The guy is wanting to make a good return to the action movies he loved making, but this not the good old days. The days when you had a young hard working creative filmmaker like James Cameron who wrote and his directing his own material, is limited with digital effects which forces the filmmakers to sit down and get creative while brainstorming new ideas to making sense of the film is gone for a lot of big budget films. Now, most directors just want the shoot done and over with to get back to vacationing at their beach house. Now it's, shoot the dialogue scene (with little focus) and the shoot some of the action and rest will be finished in post production. The late James Horner said it best, "The new directors know nothing about music. All they wanted was a quick hit for an emotional scene, and onto the next. Like porn." In my line of film work it's the same raw deal on commercial shoots as well as big budget films.
The biggest problem here is if Terminator Genisys bombs at the box office, the studio will probably blame Arnold for the film's failure to attract audiences, which is not the case at all here! This film showed signs of failure when it was announced that Jai Courtney was playing Kyle Reese. Courtney looks nothing like Michael Biehn and Anton Yelchin!
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2:40PM on 06/25/2015
It'll have a good opening because people love Arnie as the Terminator, but attendance will fall dramatically on the second week.
It'll have a good opening because people love Arnie as the Terminator, but attendance will fall dramatically on the second week.
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2:28PM on 06/25/2015

Smart man...

Because this movie is gonna bomb.
Because this movie is gonna bomb.
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1:44PM on 06/25/2015

Even he knows the movie is going to bomb...

When the main star has little to no faith in the movie and says it won't make enough to warrant a sequel, then you know it's bad. Especially when it's Arnold, who said the last Expendables movie he was in was the greatest thing he ever did and he expects five more sequels.
When the main star has little to no faith in the movie and says it won't make enough to warrant a sequel, then you know it's bad. Especially when it's Arnold, who said the last Expendables movie he was in was the greatest thing he ever did and he expects five more sequels.
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1:31PM on 06/25/2015
They went from talk that this was the beginning of a new franchise now even Arnold is applying the brakes to those talks. This movie must suck. Reviews are already popping up on RT and they aint good
They went from talk that this was the beginning of a new franchise now even Arnold is applying the brakes to those talks. This movie must suck. Reviews are already popping up on RT and they aint good
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1:23PM on 06/25/2015
For Arnold's sake, I would hope the movie is somewhat fun. But expectations are low for this one.
For Arnold's sake, I would hope the movie is somewhat fun. But expectations are low for this one.
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1:02PM on 06/25/2015

I would rather watch a reboot of the Twilight serieres....

....than watch them bastardize a great movie (actually a great two movies) with tortured logic and ridiculous science to justify stretching out this franchise another movie (or three). Seriously, there is nothing that could make me watch this idiocy.....just on general principle.
....than watch them bastardize a great movie (actually a great two movies) with tortured logic and ridiculous science to justify stretching out this franchise another movie (or three). Seriously, there is nothing that could make me watch this idiocy.....just on general principle.
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2:52PM on 06/25/2015
You'll see it.
You'll see it.
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