After the entire timeline of the battle between humans and machines was changed once again in the lackluster Terminator Genisys, it seems the story begun in 1984’s The Terminator is about to be changed one last time with the help of the person who started it all: James Cameron. And on top of that he might be bringing Deadpool director Tim Miller with him.
According to Deadline, Cameron is working with Miller to direct “a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema’s great science fiction tales.”
Cameron, currently also working on four new Avatar movies, hasn’t been involved with the Terminator series since the 1991 game-changer Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Since then the series has languished through ups and downs including three more films and the The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV show. For his part, Cameron only really approved of Genisys, perhaps because of his T-800 pal Arnold Schwarzenegger’s involvement after sitting out of the even more lackluster Terminator Salvation.
With Genisys, the timeline about human savior John Connor growing up to lead the resistance against evil machine mastermind Skynet was changed in such an incomprehensible manner that it’s virtually impossible to explain everything without writing a long screed. But hearing about Cameron’s involvement in trying to end it all means the faults of the previous movies can be remedied with a little time traveling retconning while putting the whole thing to rest. Miller could also add a jolt to the proceedings as well coming off of the uber-popular Deadpool.
All of this has come about because of boring copyright laws, meaning that the right to Terminator revert back to Cameron in 2019, and real creative involvement by him should pique the interest of any sci-fi fan. In this case, there’s no fate but what James Cameron makes it.