Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “I’ll be back!” It seems he clearly wants to return as the Terminator again even after “Terminator: Genisys” had withered in the US box office. As noted by Slashfilm, via The Telegraph, Schwarzenegger told Australia’s Channel 9 that he wants to be a part of future “Terminator” films.
“I am looking forward to it, absolutely,” Schwarzenegger told host Richard Wilkins, the host of the show Weekend Today, on Australia’s Channel 9. He did not reveal any dates or details about the sequels.
It appears that the 68-year-old “Austrian oak” was just expressing his own personal desire to appear as “The Terminator” once again as the studios have remained mum since Dana Goldberg’s announcement that they were “re-adjusting” their plans for the follow-ups.
“I wouldn’t say on hold, so much as re-adjusting,” Goldberg had told TheWrap at the 6th Annual Media Leadership Conference TheGrill about the planned trilogy as well as a new TV series announced in late 2013.
Arnold’s announcement may also mean that he knows about the sequels actually pushing forward, hence his confidence. After all, he is the face of the “Terminator” franchise. If there is anyone who is likely to learn about the development of a new Terminator movie, he would.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic Terminator character resurfaced last year in Alan Taylor’s misguided “Terminator: Genisys,” ultimately disappointing to many. The producers at Skydance Media had hoped to revamp the franchise about killer robots from the future and make it a new trilogy with parts two and three coming in 2017 and 2018. The story of Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and “Pops” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) was supposed to be explored further.
However, despite the movie making only about $90 million (about AU$118 million) in the US off its $155 million (about AU$204 million) budget, the overseas haul was much more promising particularly in China, which contributed to its total of $440.6 million (about AU$579 million) box office collections.