McG talks Terminator's future plans

Are we going back to before Judgement Day?

Could the next Terminator film abandon the post-apocalyptic battle arena for something closer to our world? McG thinks so.

The first film in the “new” Terminator story is about to hit cinemas, and director McG has long promised more than one if it’s successful. Now he’s starting to talk about what shape that might take, at least in the second movie of his trilogy.

"I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011," he tells Film Journal.

"John Connor is going to travel back in time and he's going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They've figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity.”

Interesting, though didn’t they solve that issue in T3?

Sounds fun, though: “So you're going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fu*****g awesome.”

And he also gives a hint towards something he’s chatted about in the past – the presence of Robert Patrick. “I also think he's going to meet a scientist that's going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves."

Now we just need the first movie to be a success…

[Source: Film Journal]

Does this sound like a cool follow-up? Or would you rather we stick with Connor and co in the desert?


    • RobbyRichmond

      May 5th 2009, 6:20

      hmmm... McG has obviously been watching Sarah Connor Chronicles... ....and 12 monkeys... ....and tim burtons Planet of the apes... ....some bright spark exec is sat in an office sipping ridiculously expensive bottled water trying to convince him to sign up the rock and vin diesel and twin terminators sent back to kill him... normally i would say if it aint broke... but for the first time im suddenly worried he's naused the ending up...

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    • mcghater

      May 5th 2009, 11:00

      yeah so just ignoring logic then,

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    • jamieb

      May 5th 2009, 14:23

      Could be quite cool to watch as downtown L.A is smashed to bits by giant robots and everyone runs and/or fights for their lives. Could be a bit War Of The Worlds-Esq. The new one looks good, so I'm definitely prepared to give it a chance.

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