The fifth Terminator film seems to have finally settled on a title.
It's been five years since the last film in this franchise, Terminator: Salvation, and for a while it seemed like that film might be the last we'd see of the time-traveling action saga first brought to us by then-fledgling writer/director James Cameron 30 years ago. As we all know, though, Terminators are very hard to kill, and next summer the fifth installment in the franchise will explode into theaters, whether you like it or not.
For a while, this production -- which will feature time-hopping Sarah and John Connor, a new Kyle Reese and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aged version of his original T-800 Terminator -- carried the title Terminator: Genesis. Then it seemed the title might have been scaled back to simply Terminator. Now Schwarzenegger himself has revealed the new title via Facebook. It's close to one we've heard before, but ... well, weirder.
Yup, next July we'll all file into theaters for Terminator: Genisys, and Twitter is already filling up with jokes about the spelling choice (Please ignore all irony inherent in a site that deliberately misspells "blaster" in its name making fun of this title choice. Thank you. - Ed.). I, personally, am looking forward to hearing from the filmmakers exactly why this title was chosen, but I'm less concerned about the title than I am about this film turning out as something that makes extending the franchise worth it. With a strong cast and Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor directing, I'd say we've at least got a shot at that.
Terminator: Genisys stars Schwarzenegger as the T-800, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese and Dayo Okeniyi as Danny Dyson. It hits theaters July 1, 2015.