After helming Deadpool, Tim Miller quickly became one of Hollywood's most in-demand filmmakers. When creative differences with Ryan Reynolds led to the filmmaker walking away from Fox's planned sequel, he set about rebooting the Terminator franchise alongside James Cameron, welcome news after the disastrous Terminator Genisys a few years prior.
Cameron publicly gave the movie his seal of approval, a decision he's since admitted regretting due to what a colossal disaster Genisys ended up being.
While Dark Fate ended up scoring positive reviews and praise from fans, it didn't make the necessary impact at the box office. With only $62 million in North America and $261 million worldwide, the blockbuster was deemed a flop and seemingly put the iconic franchise back on the shelf.
Cameron, who helmed Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, has previously shared his hopes to do something new with the franchise, and recently confirmed at the Dell Tech World event that he started writing a new movie three months ago.
Unfortunately, he's since decided to put the project on pause while he waits to see how A.I. advances in the real world. We're not sure why he feels the need, but it's hard not to trust the man who brought these characters to life on screen for the first time all those years ago.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he's done playing the T-800 and plans for the franchise in theaters remain as uncertain as ever, even amid these comments from Cameron. This movie clearly isn't a major priority, but now might be a good time to bring the franchise back to television as a streaming platform could be the perfect way to put a fresh spin on the war between man and machine.
It's a real shame the movies have been on the decline since Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released way back in 1991, but a full-blown reboot with no links to the original seems like the best possible option at this stage.
Hopefully, we'll have more details about Cameron's plans to share with you soon.
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