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“It would be about AI”: James Cameron Teases More Terminator Movies After Avatar 2, Reveals Franchise Will Move On From Just Bad Robots

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James Cameron’s movies have been masterpieces almost always, and that includes his latest film Avatar: The Way of Water. He has since then also talked about a possible revival of other franchises of his’, specifically the Terminator franchise. When the first movie came out, fans immediately knew that the director would be taking them through a ride of killer robots and futuristic action sequences.

James Cameron
James Cameron

Although only the first movie and the sequel did as well, it did not stop the audience from wondering whether or not Cameron could continue the franchise with his unique eye and storytelling. Much to their surprise, the director does have a plan, and not only that, but he also has an idea as to where the franchise could pick up from and how.

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James Cameron Is Ready To Bring Back The Terminator

The Terminator sees Arnold Schwarzenegger from a distant future as a half-human and half-robot traveling in the present timeline to kill a lady whose son is destined to start a war that would change the course of humanity. The first movie as well as its sequel, Terminator: Judgement Day were massive hits at the box office, making it possible for James Cameron to continue with the franchise, however, the response in the future films had been gradually getting lower.

Arnold Schwarzenegger might get a Marvel's villain role
Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If I were to do another ‘Terminator’ film and maybe try and launch that franchise again, which is in discussion, but nothing has been decided … I would make it much more about the AI side of it than bad robots gone crazy.”

Cameron confirmed on a podcast that the franchise could be taken off as talks have already started and the director has already begun constructing a story. He further agreed that his new ideas would include a much bigger picture than that of evil robots defeated by a cyborg assassin.

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Why Did James Cameron’s Terminator Series Die In The First Place?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s franchise saw a sudden end back in 2019 after the release of Terminator: Dark Fate. James Cameron could point out exactly why the movie did not work. It was due to the inability to connect with a younger audience. The movies had actors of older times who connected with an audience of older times, seeing that the first movie came out in 1984.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator.

The Avatar director understands now as to how he could make a revival movie work and how if he had the creative control, he would make a lot of changes while still managing to keep the essence of the franchise.

Avatar: The Way of Water is now playing in theatres.

Also Read: “He made me want to go into hell with him”: Sam Worthington Beat Chris Evans and Channing Tatum to Play Jake Sully in Avatar, Left James Cameron Awestruck With Sheer Charisma

Source: Screen Rant

Written by Adya Godboley

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