When word spread that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be returning to the Terminator franchise with the series’ next installment, a revitalizing light was cast on the future of Terminator films now that its main star was back to reclaim what is rightfully his. However, confusion arose when Schwarzenegger claimed to be returning as one of the titular Terminators, a role that might be a bit far-fetched, considering his advanced age.
Then, it turned out that the producers were drafting a script meant to attract the Hollywood phoenix himself, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, to the film. With the rumor came a few unconfirmed reports about the film taking place in the past, serving as a sequel of sorts. However, the next Terminator film has been confirmed for a June 26, 2015 release date and will serve as a reboot for the franchise.
With screenplay writers Laeta Kalogridis (Night Watch) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) already attached to the film, all that’s needed is a reliable director to step into the chair and guide the once de facto action/sci-fi franchise into the future for a new generation of Skynet rebels.