Recently fans of the Terminator franchise were a bit bummed out due to a story that claimed the serieswas finished and Arnold Schwarzenegger was done with it, too. Not the case, says Arnold!
Fandango spoke with the veteran actor who stars in the film Aftermath, due in theaters and on VOD this Friday, April 7. When we asked Arnold how it felt to say goodbye to the Terminator series, he promptly corrected us in noting that he isn’t saying “Hasta la vista, baby” to the franchise anytime soon.
“I’m looking forward to doing another Terminator movie, yes.” Arnold said. When we asked him whether or not the recent news that the Terminator franchise would be ending, he scoffed. “I don’t want to call it, like, fake news, like the president calls it, but I think people just write things — I have no idea why. Just because Paramount doesn’t want to pick up the Terminator franchise, you have 15 other studios willing to do it — that doesn’t mean the Terminator franchise is finished, right? It just means they are on their way to negotiate with another studio, but I can’t give you the details of that. They’ll announce that. But, yes, the Terminator franchise is never finished. And remember that after 2018, James Cameron is getting it back, and then it will continue on!”
On James Cameron’s involvement in the series moving forward, Schwarzenegger confirms he’ll be producing whatever the next incarnation is. “Cameron will be producing it, and there will be another director on it,” he said. “I’m always looking forward to doing another Terminator, especially if the story is written well and it’s really entertains the whole world.” He then added that both a new Conan and a sequel to Twins, Triplets, are also in active development. “And the same is the case with doing another Conan or Triplets — both those films are being worked on, too.”
As far as other iconic Schwarznegger roles in development — like a sequel to Kindergarten Cop that actually stars Arnold, which would make us happy, personally — Arnold says that’s it. “No sequel to Kindergarten Cop, unfortunately. Just Triplets and Conan right now.”
Aftermath arrives in limited theaters and on VOD this Friday, April 7.