Speculation has been rife ever since James Cameron announced that he would be returning to the Terminator franchise and it was heavily rumoured that Deadpool helmer Tim Miller would be taking on the directorial role with Cameron producing the feature.
This has now been confirmed with the recent announcement that Miller will be joining Cameron for a question and answer session, followed by a screening of Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D at the Paramount lot. The announcement comes courtesy of production company Skydance via their social media and is as follows;
“Join filmmakers James Cameron and Tim Miller on the Paramount Lot for an exclusive conservation with The Hollywood Reporter’s Matt Belloni about their collaboration on the upcoming Terminator.”
Cameron has already hinted that Arnold Schwarzengger will be returning and also recently hinted at the possible storyline that will allow for him to return to the franchise he helped kickstart in 1984;
“You got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold? There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from – that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one (Arnold)? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned! We’re talking pretty seriously now about doing some new Terminator films or possibly a trilogy and you’ll just have to see what surfaces in those”
Miller found huge success with Deadpool but is said to have clashed with lead actor Ryan Reynolds over plans for the sequel which eventually lead to his departure from the movie.