Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger is confident that the next movie in the long-running sci-fi franchise will fix issues found in some of the previous films in the series.
Speaking to Business Insider, Schwarzenegger said that with James Cameron and Deadpool’s Tim Miller calling the shots, he’s confident that the new movie will fix and simplify the formula by moving away from what he refers to as the “rules of the timeline.”
“I think [James] Cameron and Tim [Miller] came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie,” he said. “What they are doing now with this one is basically just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters.”
Schwarzenegger went on to explain that he still believes there’s more ground to cover with his character, the T-800 model Terminator. “He’s a machine, can be destructive, can do things human beings can’t do, but at the same time when newer technology comes along the character suddenly is vulnerable and that makes him even more interesting.”
When it comes to the previous film in the series, 2015’s Terminator: Genisys, Schwarzenegger feels that the film’s big issues were that its story was too confusing and that it made his T-800 character feel less vulnerable and more like “an ordinary guy who suddenly gets activated again.”
“It’s hard to come up with new ideas when you stay within that framework,” the actor said, referring to Genisys and its complex plot the flipped between the future and the past.
Just last month, James Cameron revealed that Linda Hamilton would reprise her iconic role as Sarah Connor, the character she played in both The Terminator (1984) and its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
The untitled Terminator reboot is slated for release on July 26, 2019.
Source: Business Insider