Terminator Franchise’s Future In Doubt After “Genisys” Flops; Emilia Clarke Might Be Dropped For The Sequel

By Akul Sharma | 2 years ago
Terminator Franchise’s Future In Doubt After “Genisys” Flops; Emilia Clarke Might Be Dropped For The Sequel

“Terminator: Genisys” was a flop  domestically and the future of its sequels hangs by a delitcate thread.

The much anticipated reboot of the Terminator franchisee and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to acting, “Terminator: Genisys” didn’t do as well as expected. It was critically panned and even flopped at the box office.

Now the question remains whether the producers would go ahead with the two planned sequel because the budget of the films are generally high. Genisys 2 has a planned release date of May 19th, 2017 and Genisys 3 of June 29th, 2018.

The biggest concern for Genisys 2 is that it opens just one weekend before a greater franchisee marks its return. “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and with a weak prequel, Genisys 2 is likely to fail.

Moviepilot suggests that either they will have to change the release date or scrap the project altogether. “Terminator: Genisys” did well overseas, but that’s not enough.

Not only that, Genisys 3 will open the weekend after “Jurassic World 2”, another franchisee which returned with a world record breaking opening, earning $208.8 million dollars. Captain Marvel will release one week after Genisys 3.

Therefore Paramount seriously needs to consider these factors if they need another chance to save the franchisee.

In other news, Kdramastars reveals that Emilia Clarke might not be cast in the second film. Reports suggest that her acting was one of the reasons the films was a flop.

Apparently, her star power is not that high outside of her “Game of Thrones” character.  It will be a sad news for Clarke who took the film role with a lot of excitement.

Emilia thought that the 1984 film changed the scenario for actresses in Hollywood, “so I felt incredibly lucky having the opportunity to take it on in 2015 and put my own stamp on it.” She added.

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Akul Sharma is a freelance writer who is a movie buff to an extent that he remembers less about his childhood and more about the movies he has watched. He is currently writing his own novella based on existentialism.