From his directorial debut on Piranha Part Two: The Spawning to The Terminator to Aliens to The Abyss to Terminator 2: Judgment Day to True Lies to Titanic, James Cameron made seven increasingly ambitious movies over a period of 16 years. After the monstrous success of Titanic, he took time off, made a few docs, explored television and then returned with the groundbreaking 3D adventure Avatar, which was another huge success.
We’ve heard that four sequels to Avatar are on their way, with the first due in 2020. While preparation is being made to start production on those movies next year, Cameron has been busy with other projects too, such as producing Alita: Battle Angel, a movie he long hoped to direct himself, but finally hired Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) to helm a couple of years ago. It’s due in theaters on July 20, 2018.
We reported in January that Cameron will regain certain rights to The Terminator in 2019 and is partnering with producer David Ellison to make a new installment in the series. Cameron was also in early talks with Tim Miller (Deadpool) to direct “a reboot and conclusion” to the series.
In the six months that have passed, it seems that Cameron has had a change of heart, because now he wants to make three more movies in the Terminator series, rather than just one. In a new interview with News Australia (via Bloody Disgusting), Cameron says: “Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it. … We’ll put more meat on the bones if we get past the next couple of hurdles as and when we announce that.”
Here’s a reminder that Terminator 2: Judgment Day is returning to theaters for a limited engagement in 3D, beginning on August 25.