Paramount Pictures has finally announced the premiere dates of two future “Terminator” sequels following the upcoming release of Terminator: Genisys.” the latest “Terminator” franchise reboot will premiere on July 1, 2015. Read on to learn more about it.
According to Variety, the production company has given an updated about the theatrical releases of both “Terminator” reboots. “Terminator 2″ will premiere on May 19, 2017 while “Terminator 3″ will be released on June 29, 2018. Paramount has partnered up with Skydance through David Ellison to produce the reboot of the franchise directed by James Cameron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his signature role as the eponymous cyborg.
Earlier, Schwarzenegger unveil “Terminator: Genisys” on Instagram, revealing it to his over 646,000 followers, prompting Twitter critiques while also launching the film’s official Instagram account, @TerminatorGenisys.
Originally, “Terminator: Genesis” the film is the fifth film following the highly acclaimed “Terminator” franchise and will be starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will return to play his titular character. Along with Schwarzenegger are newcomers Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”), Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee and J. K. Simmons.
The sci-fi action thriller “Terminator,” which starred Schwarzenegger and directed by James Cameron, was such a commercial success that it topped the American box office for two weeks and helped launch the film career of Cameron. The title spawned a sequel, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” in 1991, also directed by Cameron, and was preceded by two more installments — “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003 and “Terminator Salvation” — in 2009 all of which are also box office hits. The franchise was so successful that a TV series was also produced, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” which aired on FOX, with Lena Headey as Sarah Connor and Thomas Dekker as John Connor.
The franchise focuses on the battle for survival between the human race and the self-aware artificial intelligence, that is, Skynet. Skynet is positioned in the first film as a U.S. strategic defense computer system that becomes self-aware and, on perceiving all humans as a threat, seeks to wipe out humanity itself. It initiates a nuclear strike, wiping out much of humanity instantly. In the post-apocalyptic aftermath, Skynet builds up its own autonomous machine-based military capability, which includes the Terminators used against individual human targets, and proceeds to fight a war against the surviving humanity — the Resistance. Skynet develops the ability to time travel and, along with the Resistance, seeks to use it to win the war by preventing or forestalling their present timeline.
That’s it for “Terminator 2″ for May 19, 2017, and “Terminator 3″ for June 29, 2018, which will face-off against an untitled Fox/DreamWorks Animation/Blue Sky film. For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).