James Cameron talks Terminator 5

Says it should focus on the T-800

Terminator 5 might currently be without a director, but encouragingly, James Cameron is still taking an interest in the project, having revealed the advice he gave Arnold Schwarzenegger about returning to the franchise.

"I was talking to him back in fall about a new Terminator film and quietly advising on that," says Cameron. "I was trying to be as encouraging as possible. Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about him."

"I told him he should not do it until it's focused on his character," he continues. "I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven't even been thought of yet."

The new Terminator film was initially set to be directed by Fast Fivedirector Justin Lin, who had previously spoken to Cameron about a number of potential plot ideas. However, Lin has since left the project to take on the next Fast And Furious film, leaving the director's chair vacant.

At present, the film's status remains somewhat up in the air, although if it is to go ahead, it sounds likely that the spotlight will fall on Schwarzenegger once again. And if there must be another Terminator film at all, that can only be a good thing.

Do you want to see another Terminator film, and if so, should Arnie be the focus? Tell us, below.


    • Aberskene

      Apr 17th 2012, 12:51

      T1 had BAD T-800, T2/T3 had GOOD T-800 and back to BAD in T4. How can T5 provide any further development of the T-800 character? Leave it alone Mr Cameron, leave it alone!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Apr 17th 2012, 12:58

      I want to see another good terminator film, if they are going to make a half arsed stab at it I'd rather they didnt bother. If its going to be T800 focussed there are 2 possible inevitabilities. 1, they do a full CGI job because Arghnolt now resembles a month old potato more than a killing machine or 2. It'll be about the man the T800 is modelled on, an old man Arghnolt. Is CGI technology up to the job of recreating a young Arnie?

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 17th 2012, 13:10

      just to be clear, at the end of T2, Arnie terminated himself, the chip and the robot arm, so there could be no evidence of Skynet, thus no war, thus no reason for John to meet Kyle and send back his dad so he could be born? So John Connor has been erased from existence at the end of T2? Yeah? Sorry if I am wrong..brain hurting...

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 17th 2012, 13:27

      'Brett Ratner to direct Midnight Run 2' A good reason as any to send a Terminator

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    • CSB23

      Apr 17th 2012, 13:29

      Why does everyone seem to think T4 was bad? It was a great film. It gives them the perfect opportunity to return to the classic arnie centered films now. Cameron should definitely do another with arnie. There is so much they can do.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 17th 2012, 15:10

      As far as I am concerned the Terminator series ended with Arnie being lowered into the smelting pot.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Apr 17th 2012, 16:14

      if there should be another one cameron should do it, he came up with it so it's his baby. Ridley is back with prometheus so why not bring cameron back?

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    • colt451989

      Apr 17th 2012, 17:14

      t4 was very entertaining however, if u take a step back and look at the plot and compare it with the entire story arch it's laughable. Why would the machines not just shut down sam worthington's character when he logs in to the mainframe? why in gods name would machines suddenly decide to harvest us instead of terminating? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xywqv1cDH8

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    • jhonny84

      Apr 17th 2012, 20:26

      All terminator movies are awesome the people above haven't got good fast so go ahead bring back Arnie and lets bring back some 80s action so Cameron get on with story can and bring us some t5 like Arnie said I'll be back and now he is gud luck Arnie pal and take no notice what other people say we want action not rubbish

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    • SiMan

      Apr 17th 2012, 21:45

      I'd love to see Cameron return to his own franchise and give us a full movie of the future war - the 10 minutes or so of scenes set in the future over his first 2 movies was far superior to the whole of T4. It was a completely different vision and i'd love to see him give us a movie showing John Connor's victory over the machines.

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    • Desperation

      Apr 17th 2012, 22:24

      A T5 with Arnie as a major player would be appreciated. Also, if they happened to bring Christian Bale back as JOhn Connor, i wouldn't really complain to much.

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    • Flynners

      Apr 17th 2012, 22:43

      Edward Furlong for John Connor? Bale probably won't return, it's surprising he even did T4 and it would be ridiculous if yet another person was cast as Connor. It would be some kind of record if not for James Bond.

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    • Indianabones

      Apr 18th 2012, 0:29

      The geek in me wants to see the future war that Cameron had in the first two films! my brain says leave this the F*ck alone, 3 and 4 were utter dross and maybe it should have finished at 2

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    • FBPVarga

      Apr 18th 2012, 3:36

      If Ridley Scott was able to the franchise that he originated, that, in turn had been slowly raped by money grabbing idiots then I see no reason why James Cameron cannot do the same. Heck the fans would love it, but it won't happen because he is too sidetracked by Avatar.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Apr 18th 2012, 13:03

      Apart from RaveyDaveyGravy, everyone seems to be missing the main problem.. How the fook could you possibly believe Arnolht as the terminator? He's too old.. he was never much as an actor and the only thing he had going for him was his presence.. he doesn't have that now. Hadouken you've made my brain hurt.. If Connor no longer existed then surely the machines would win? AHHHHH Paradox!

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    • ThrashGordon

      Apr 18th 2012, 13:49

      De Uzi nine millimetah.

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    • FBGRees

      Apr 18th 2012, 19:47

      If camron is coming back and the story right then great setting it in the future but dont fall into trappings of t3 which i thinks was t2 for kids . after all said and done it the story of john c**nor and the fight with the machines and pressures of how he steps up and become this lead of the the resistance arnie sold it as the terminator but that it i think he to old and should be kept for a cameo towards the end ( getting sent back to 85 to kill sarah connor). jim make for the right reasons the story , strong cast termimator salvation was going in the right direction.maybe seeing something with kyle reece and john connor father son in reverse

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    • hookise

      Apr 21st 2012, 15:42

      The Terminator series relies on the idea of multiple universes, or at least they did after T1. The date of Judgment Day changed between T1 and T2 so the changes made in the first film set back the date of Judgment Day then T3 postulated that the machines would rise anyway but the future of T3 and T4 is NOT the future that Kyle Reese was originally sent from. Therefore, the only way to solve everything is having John Connor go back to 1985 and kill Sarah Connor before she meets Kyle Reese. Of course Arnie can then be the 'good' guy trying to save Sarah but we know that he's the bad guy. Or just leave it the f**k alone and admit that the first 2 were the only good ones.

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    • Seedorf

      Apr 23rd 2012, 15:49

      @Hadouken76. The idea of the T-800 melting in the molten metal, and destroying the chip, was so that nobody could use it to move forward, to base ideas on, as they did with the arm and chip recovered in the first film. By destroying the chip, it was hoped that Skynet would not be created, as they had nothing to go on, once Cyberdyne was destroyed. It's all nonsense really. As John said in T2, "The future is not set. There is no fate, but what we make for ourselves". That implied that the future could be changed. Had they changed the future and stopped the creation of Skynet, by destroying the chip, Connor would have disappeared. You can't have it both ways Mr Cameron.

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    • AliAlmutairi

      Nov 29th 2012, 22:29

      the sequel became boring and feeling less without Cameron touch even with Arnold in the picture as T3 the movie wasn't exciting without Cameron they tried to revive the sequel with christian bale appearance in T4 and it was good movie i loved it because of Christian only , but when cameron wrote the 1st and the 2nd parts i cried in the ending of both when Kyle died and when the T-800 terminated himself , i wish that Cameron and Arnold have role in T5 .

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