Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back as ‘The Terminator’!

Justin Lin will direct this latest edition of the long running franchise in an all-new Terminator movie!
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It's official. Arnold is back as The Terminator! It has now been confirmed. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as The Terminator in a new installment of the franchise to be directed by Fast Five's Justin Lin.

CAA is currently shopping a rights package to various different studios with both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Justin Lin attached. Robert W. Cort is producing, though no screenwriter has been hired at this time.

Pacificor currently holds the rights to The Terminator franchise. Universal, Sony, and Lionsgate are all reportedly considering the package that CAA has put together.

Like Man of Steel, which sees Warner Bros. in danger of losing certain rights to Superman, there is a rush to get a new Terminator into production soon, as the rights will revert back to James Cameron in 2018. Though he has no plans to ever make another Terminator, he would have to be included in any deal that would see another film go into production past 2018.

Currently, there is enough time to make two new Terminator movies before that has to happen. It is unclear at this time if the next chapter will be Terminator 5 with Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the unstoppable killing machine, or if it will be a new take that finds the ex-Governor playing a new, different role.

More on this will be released in the near future.

The Terminator was released October 26th, 1984.

Terminator Genisys was released July 1st, 2015.


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  • incmob • 4 years ago

    @shuabert i agree that McG needed another shot, salvation was not that bad, i think simply i had no expectations of it, but enjoyed it for what it was... however hearing about his reports for the next installment i really did cringe, and thought it was jumping the shark a bit and became a pretty desperate idea.


    • azador • 4 years ago

      @shuabert : Exactly what I think. Two more movies detailing the war against the machines with the final scene in the last movie being Kyle Reese getting sent through time after the original terminator. Brings the series full circle.


      • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

        It cannot be a new take. The story needs to be completed.


        • shuabert • 4 years ago


          I enjoyed Salvation, and I'm kinda bummed McG won't get to finish his plans for a future war trilogy. That's the direction the franchise needed to go if it was going to continue.


          • dan1 • 4 years ago

            @brian Amen.


            • brian • 4 years ago

              McG is a putz.


              • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

                I would have liked McG to return, I really enjoyed Salvation, but Lin ain't bad either


                • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                  @skywise he looked older in T3 but they didnt need to explain it. plus i doubt the time travel stuff will be in it. i dont think we'll be seeing Arnold in the nude again


                  • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                    all i know is i want Christian Bale back as John Connor. i dont want a new actor everytime they make a new Terminator movie


                    • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

                      Lin is good but I kinda wish McG would have gotten another crack at the Terminator franchise, unlike everyone else on here I really liked his Salvation film!!


                      • johnnyblazetb82 • 4 years ago

                        @disciple419 your right in the fact that yes

                        arnie is up there in the years but with today's technology and like Tron Legacy proved that doesent realy matter. Arnie will put fans in the movie seats if nothing for nostolgia. i realy hope they follow the bale storyline though.


                        • azador • 4 years ago

                          @nawtnt :

                          "I hope that Fast and Furious 5 will be so great that will make Justin Lin the perfect director for T5."

                          That's terrible logic. Just because a director does well on a single film doesn't mean he'll be the perfect choice for a different film. The Terminator franchise has a completely different feel than the Fast and the Furious franchise.

                          I agree with @dan1 and @shuabert . I can't see this being a good move.


                          • instead8909 • 4 years ago

                            Not so sure about this, I can see him as one of the resistance but that's about it.

                            What I hated about Salvation was Bale, he was shouting all the time.


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                              • disciple419 • 4 years ago

                                @johnnyblazetb82 I am serious. I can't stand Arnold. But my big problem with him returning to the screen is that he is 63 years old. How intimidating would your grandpa be as the Terminator? I don't know I just think after 4 movies the Terminator universe should be the star. I always liked the narrative more than his character. Distopian future and John Connor's destiny and all that. The only way I would like it is if they bring Christian Bale back and fulfill his fate of being killed by the T-101. But if it's just another leather jacket and sunglasses cloaked Arnold spitting out moosh-mouthed lines. No thanks.


                                • masterofthemoon • 4 years ago

                                  If this true that he wants to do another Terminator movie, it would be a good move not only on his part,but it will help the franchise get back on its feet. I for one would like to see Arnold go up against Chris Bale. I would pay good money to see them bust each other's heads on screen.


                                  • jimthar • 4 years ago

                                    @jae1169 thats cool, i'm down for that. as long as he's not the main character/terminator. it wont work anymore. does anyone know if this is going to be in the christian bale series? i thought they were supposed to do 3 with him as JC. i liked T:S and was looking forward to more.


                                    • funkster • 4 years ago

                                      I can imagine Arnold playing the man the T-800 was modeled after, but he just seems too old to pull off being the Terminator now. The hole franchise seems too used now, and it's probably better to let it go. I've been wanting to see a movie all about the War of the Machines since those awesome future scenes in in first and second movie, but those movies should have been made a long time ago by James Cameron and when Arnold was still young enough to really pull off the part.


                                      • corey • 4 years ago

                                        I with @shuabert and @dan1. This is a stupid idea. I also agree about Justin Lin. I would honestly rather get another popcorn Salvation sequel than see Arnold play the Terminator again. He's just too old for the role.


                                        • nawtnt • 4 years ago

                                          Cool, Arine is back for Terminator 5 and I hope he will play the terminator or maybe the bad guy as he is too old, they can use CGI to make him young like Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy.

                                          Justin Lin directing Terminator 5 that's something I am not sure about but still I hope that Fast and Furious 5 will be so great that will make Justin Lin the perfect director for T5.

                                          I wish Ridley Scott or John Hyams (Universal Soldier Regerenation) would direct T5.

                                          Universal Soldier Regerenation was awesome especially the fight scenes, it was way better than Terminator Salvation.


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