At the San Diego Comic-Con, Deadpool director Tim Miller was asked about future installments of the Terminator. And to this, he had a response that might upset the fans of the franchise. At his Directors on Directing panel at SDCC, the talented director said one of his proudest moments was when the first footage of Deadpool was screened at SDCC and the crowd wanted to see it once more. The director, who was seen at the 2019 SDCC promoting Terminator: Dark Fate, was also asked about the franchise’s future — as the 2019 sequel was considered a box-office misfire.
The Deadpool Director On Terminator’s Future
At Collider’s Directors on Directing panel at SDCC, people saw Tim Miller, Chad Stahelski, and Andrew Stanton discuss the experiences they have had as directors who got the chance to work on projects of magnanimous scale. Miller mostly described his experiences working as a director on Deadpool (2016). However, a question on Terminator: Dark Fate was nearly impossible to avoid.
Editor-in-chief of Collider, Steve Weintraub was the one to ask Miller about a future Terminator movie, perhaps a “Jason Blum version?”
Tim Miller joked, and said, “I don’t like your question.”
Further elaborating on his answer, the director commented that Terminator is an interesting franchise to explore, but maybe there should be a full stop to that exploration. In his own words, “maybe we’ve explored it enough.”
Is There A Future To The Franchise?
Dark Fate, unfortunately, had box office receipts of $62 million domestically and $261 million worldwide, ranking it as the second-lowest grossing sequel in the franchise, after the first film — which made Miller disappointed. In another instance, the director had expressed his pride in the movie, but he said it would take a while for him to process the failure of the film at the box office. The Deadpool director described the misfire as,
“It was one of those f**king Eureka moments in a bad way because the movie tanked.”
Every cloud has a silver lining, and to show his positive spirit, at the expense of his credibility, to the long-time fans of the franchise, the director also said:
“I think if you make a lower-cost Terminator movie, a good director and movie star could make it great. It could be made with sock puppets and it could be awesome.”
Terminator: Dark Fate is available for streaming on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.