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Please Note: This newsreel was originally dedicated to Terminator: Genisys 2 which is dead so this thread is now being revived for details on the new trilogy.

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18th July 2019 - SDCC Featurette

18th July 2019 - Edward Furlong Returning

Paramount’s panel at Comic-Con for Terminator: Dark Fate had a nice surprise in store for the Hall H panel: the reveal that Edward Furlong was returning to the franchise to play John Connor.


23rd May 2019 - Teaser Trailer

22nd May 2019 - Poster + Teaser Trailer Tomorrow

4th April 2019 - First Look Photos

19th March 2019 - Title Confirmed

The Tim Miller-directed, James Cameron produced Terminator movie will now be known as Terminator: Dark Fate. And by the way, Nov. 1 looks to still be a blood bath with two franchise movies, Paramount/Skydance’s Terminator: Dark Fate and Sony’s Charlie’s Angels fighting for the masses.


13th February 2019 - Working Title Revealed

“We’re calling it, Terminator: Dark Fate,” Cameron reveals. “That’s our working title right now.”

23rd October 2018 - Release Date Moved 2 Weeks Later

Paramount announcement Tuesday morning that it will now open its untitled Terminator project on Nov. 1 as well, instead of two weeks later on Nov. 15.

26th September 2018 - Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares BTS Photo

1st August 2018 - First Look Photo

13th April 2018 - Gabriel Luna to Star; Natalia Reyes Joins Cast

EXCLUSIVE: The search for a new Terminator to take over the first sanctioned Jim Cameron reboot since the original, is over. Director Tim Miller and producer Cameron have tapped Gabriel Luna for the role. Luna is best known for starring as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on the ABC action superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, as well as the El Rey Network drama series Matador. On the film side, he starred in the films Freeheld and Transpecos.

Natalia Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas) and Diego Boneto (Scream Queens) also have been set to star in the film.


9th April 2018 - Diego Boneta Joins Cast

Diego Boneta, who starred in Scream Queens and Rock of Ages, has nabbed a key role in the revival of the Terminator franchise and is in negotiations to join the production.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning to the fold while Blade Runner 2049 actress Mackenzie Davis is one of the new additions to the sci-fi action project from Paramount and Skydance.

Boneta role isn't clear as details are being kept deep in the Cyberdyne vault but he is said to be playing a human in the reboot that last week saw its release date move from July 26, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019.

6th April 2018 - Release Date Pushed

The James Cameron produced, Tim Miller directed Terminator will open the Friday before Thanksgiving on Nov. 22, 2019.

The feature was originally scheduled to be released on July 26 next year.


8th March 2018 - Mackenzie Davis in Negotiations to Star

Mackenzie Davis is in negotiations to join Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the latest Terminator movie.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is understood that Davis will play a solder-assassin on a mission. It is a human character in a movie that once again sets up the battle between (wo)man and machine.

While Davis has a key role in the movie, she may not be the reboot’s true star. The producers have been undergoing an intense, and so far fruitless search to find a Latina for the story’s main role, according to sources. That is a role that would span all three movies of the intended trilogy. It is unclear how many movies Davis’ deal calls for.

27th September 2017 - Release Date Revealed

Paramount announced that the James Cameron produced, Tim Miller-directed Terminator feature will hit screens on July 26, 2019. Skydance Media is a financier on the feature.


19th September 2017 - Linda Hamilton Returning to Franchise; James Cameron Producing with Tim Miller Directing

After waving hasta la vista, baby, more than 25 years ago, Linda Hamilton is returning to the world of Terminator, reuniting with James Cameron, the creator of the sci-fi franchise, for the new installment being made by Skydance and Paramount.

Cameron made the announcement at a private event celebrating the storied franchise, saying, "As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return."

With Hamilton’s return, Cameron hopes to once again make a statement on gender roles in action movies.

"There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, referring to aging male actors still anchoring movies, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Tim Miller, the filmmaker who made his breakout feature debut with Deadpool, is directing the sequel, which is returning to its roots by having the involvement of Cameron for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Cameron is producing along with Skydance. And the new film, which will be distributed by Paramount with Fox handling it internationally, is based on a story crafted by Cameron. Cameron and Miller created a writers room to hammer out what is planned to be a trilogy that can stand as single movies or form an overarching story. David Goyer, whose credits include the Blade and Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies; Charles Eglee, who created Dark Angel with Cameron; and Josh Friedman, who created the Terminator TV spinoff, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, were part of that room.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has starred as both a bad guy and good guy portraying the cool killer robot sent from the future, is already set to return and with Cameron and now Hamilton on board, the new Terminator film will once again have its original creative team.

Story details are, of course, being kept on a secure hard drive at Cyberdyne Systems, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron's Judgment Day. And the themes of the potential evils of technology will once again be at the fore.

But the new movie will also be seen as a passing of the baton to a new generation of characters.

"We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story," Cameron said. "We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we'll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it."

26th July 2017 - James Cameron Considering Relaunching Franchise

James Cameron has revealed that he is considering relaunching the Terminator franchise and, according to, the director may do so with a “three-film arc.” Cameron directed and cowrote both 1984’s original Terminator and 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

“The question is — has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?” said the filmmaker. “Can it still have new relevance now where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films? We live in a world of predator drones, and surveillance, and big data, and emergent AI. So, I am in discussions with David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise, and the rights in the U.S. market revert to me under U.S. copyright law in a year-and-a-half, so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it. We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”

Cameron also said that franchise veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger would be involved in the trilogy “to some extent” but that the plan would be to “pass the baton” to new characters.

  • 20th January 2016 - Terminator Genisys 2 Pulled from Schedule
    Paramount Pictures said today it has yanked the sequel known as Terminator 2 from its release schedule. It had been slated for May 19, 2017, but that spot now has been taken by Baywatch.

  • 1st October 2015 - Terminator Genisys Sequels on Indefinite Hold
    In a report covering Hollywood financers also producing the films they bankroll (as Skydance’s David Ellison did with Genisys), THR briefly addresses the current state of the Terminator franchise. Despite a strong showing overseas – including $112 million in China alone – it is still believed that the film will end up losing money for the studio, and sources say that the series has been put on an indefinite hold.

  • 23rd July 2015 - Future Status Unsure
    Terminator: Genisys presents a tricky conundrum. Ellison has been especially enthusiastic about Terminator (Skydance paid $20 million for rights) and made the trilogy a priority. But opening over the July 4 holiday, the fifth film in the franchise failed to lure its target demo of younger males. Worse, critics attacked director Alan Taylor's convoluted storyline and the upending of previous Terminator mythology. "There is no question that the market was affected by reviews, which nicked early word of mouth," Paramount vice chair Rob Moore said after its opening weekend. The film has yet to open in China, where it launches Aug. 23, but without a muscular performance there, Genisys might top out at $375 million to $400 million worldwide -- not an outright flop but not enough to quell nerves at Paramount.

    The studio and Skydance declined to comment on the status of the Terminator sequels or a television spinoff that was announced. But one Paramount source admits the planned follow-ups aren't a given: "We will definitely need to see the holds globally to confirm that people like the film." Complicating matters, Skydance didn't cast any well-known movie stars in Genisys other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, so the sequel probably would need to add a proven draw or rely again on Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney.

    "If they are going to make another one, something has to change," says MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler. "You either have to make a better film or make it cheaper. They tried to bring in elements of the first film, but it didn't work. It's going to be very difficult. They are going to have to cater to the international market."

  • 24th February 2015 - Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He'll Be Back for the Sequel

    "Yes, of course, next year", Arnold responded to our question on if he'd also be filming Terminator 6! It's already been reported that two more films are planned to follow Genisys but no one really knew if Arnold would play a role in the future sequels. Now we know Arnold will BE BACK!It's uncertain if Arnold's cyborg T-800(s) get terminated at the end of Genisys but even IF it does, they'll always find a good reason or excuse to bring in an all new model. Remember, several were made on the assembly line. Another possibility is fans have always wanted to see Schwarzenegger come back as a human resistance soldier; a badass soldier who's captured and his DNA harvested for growing a youthful replica, who is then scanned and used to model the 1984 Terminator. There's a lot of options here for an Arnold return to T6. The future is not set and it will really come down to the box office of Genisys. But from what we hear on early script reviews and inside sources from people on post production, we may be looking at a top notch Terminator film.

  • 5th September 2014 - Release Date Revealed
    Terminator: Genisys is still 10 months away, but Paramount already has release dates for its two sequels. The studio today slated Terminator 2 for May 19, 2017, and Terminator 3 will follow on June 29, 2018. The first sequel has the date to itself, but it arrives two weeks after one of those Mystery Marvel Movies and a week ahead of Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie 2. Part 3 of the new cyborg showdown will be up against an untitled Fox/DreamWorks Animation/Blue Sky pic and arrives a week before another Marvel flick. The Terminator reboot from Paramount and Skydance is set for a July 1, 2015 bow.
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