Terminator franchise terminated as sequel is removed from 2017 schedule!

Terminator franchise terminated as sequel is removed from 2017 schedule!

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Today has seen many movie studios rearrange their planned release schedules for 2017, with the biggest news so far being that Star Wars Episode VIII will now be released during the holiday season with a December 15th release, which is unsurprisingly considering the overwhelming performance seen from last months The Force Awakens.

In another unsurprising move, after the lukewarm reception Terminator Genisys garnered last summer, Deadline are reporting that its sequel, which had been planned for release May 19th 2017, has been removed from Paramount Pictures release schedule and has been replaced with the Baywatch movie, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Genisys' new cast did little to inspire confidence in eyes of hardcore fans.

This follows recent news that Paramount and Skydance Productions were reassessing their once-elaborate plans for a trilogy and spin-off TV serial after the franchise-reset pulled in under budget at the US box office. Though the producers had ascertained they where still moving forward with the franchise THR have since reported that all plans to continue the Terminator universe are on indefinite hold, which is now confirmed by the movies removal from the 2017 schedule.

As CBR points out Terminator Genisys pulled in a total of $440 million worldwide. When considering the movies $155 million budget, with its marketing, distribution and merhandise costs the movie only made a profit of approximately $200 million, which is comparable to the performance of the previous two instalments Terminator Salvation and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The last Terminator movie which proved to be financially successful was 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which earned nearly $520 million against a $94 million budget.

Written by GavinPublished on 2016-01-20 16:10:32
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4 Fan responses to Terminator franchise terminated as sequel is removed from 2017 schedule!


AtmanAdmin22520 XPJan-20-2016 5:44 PM

I did enjoy Genisys, I'm sad to see Paramount pulling the plug. Hopefully James Cameron comes back to direct a proper sequel! One can dream anyways...

G. H. (Gman)

LegendAdmin5128 XPJan-20-2016 7:12 PM

"the movie only made a profit of approximately $200 million"

Less it would seem. A film usually has to make double its budget back before seeing profit.

I enjoyed Genisys for what it was, but a fine piece of filmmaking it was not. I actually prefered Salvation more. Sadly it doesn't look like anyone has a very sellable idea for the franchise that really turns it around. Yet another movie that will have unanswered questions and the second of its kind in the same franchise. What a disaster.


NoobMember0 XPJan-21-2016 9:39 AM

All they did though was replace the release date with Baywatch. We don't have official confirmation the franchise is dead and the plug is pulled.


RespectedMember1681 XPJan-24-2016 8:49 AM

Terminator 1 and 2 are good although I haven't watched them for a long time, but I don't really care about the rest.

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