Now that the film is almost upon us, you might think director McG would be heartily sick of talking about it.
Not so, since he’s only too happy to blab about the ending. Not in a spoilery way, you understand, but just how he thinks people will react.
“The ending is elliptical,” he tells MTV. “And it challenges the audience. It’s not a happy little bow of an ending at all. The ending is tough and requires reflection, and in some degrees it bifurcates the audience. You walk back to the car and one person thinks it means this, and the other person thinks it means that.”
Or, one person thinks, “that rocked!” and the other believes it sucked, McG – never underestimate geek reactions.
The final section of the film has reportedly changed quite a lot after outbursts surrounding the originally scripted ending.
But one thing’s for sure – as he’s said before, Salvation has been planned as the start of a trilogy. “If we have good fortune we have indeed planned out two more ‘Terminator’ pictures. There’s an arc of story in the new sequels.
“I would never presume there would be another picture - that is up to the audience. But if the audience jumps up and likes it and wants another one, Christian and I have been talking about it and we’ll see what happens.”
What we want now is the DVD to contain both endings in a choose-your-own-adventure-style branching function…
What do you think he means? Is the new ending really going to be different?
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