The Terminator franchise have not seen good days since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Much like the audience of the franchise, many people pretend that all the movies since the 1991 sequel don’t exist. James Cameron has the same view. Terminator 6 will retcon the last three movies. There is a good chance that no one will complain about it.
In a recent interview with THR, Cameron claims that their movie will forget the everything after T2. He equates it to everything after T2 was just a “bad dream.”
“This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2,” Cameron said. “And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”
Tim Miller and Cameron give a nod to the new Star Wars trilogy as to their direction with a younger cast. Using Arnold and Linda Hamilton as anchors for the new story.
“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” Cameron began. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it. Somewhere across there, and I won’t say where, the baton gets passed, so to speak.”
Collider noted the original quote from Cameron from Terminator: Genisys:
“I start to see things I recognize. It’s being very respectful of first two films. Then all of the sudden, it just swerves. And now I’m going on a journey. I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated, like this is a renaissance”
The last film was designed to reboot the franchise and combined the first two movies into one insane, nonsensical film. Terminator 6 will open on July 26,2019.