McG looks past Terminator Salvation to John Connor's future

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

McG, director of Terminator Salvation, dropped some juicy information about the next installment in what he hopes will be a Terminator trilogy to the editors of Film Journal International.

[Warning: Spoilers follow.]

"I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011," McG said. "John Connor is going to travel back in time, and he's going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They've figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity.

"So you're going to have hunter-killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be f--king awesome. I also think he's going to meet a scientist that's going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves."

Visit Film Journal International to read the complete interview.

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