If we're to believe a new report coming out of Schmoeville, Terminator Genisys is an absolute mess that is bound to upset longtime fans of the franchise and even kill off the sci-fi series for good. Those are some harsh words, delivered on the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, where co-host Mark Reilly revealed new spoilers about the storyline.
Mark Reilly doesn't outright reveal the massive twist ending that Terminator Genisys will deliver next summer, but he does offer a few hints as to the direction this hybrid sequel/reboot is headed. Click away now if you want to avoid any type of SPOILER for this movie.
What might have the fans so hot and bothered that they will turn their back on the franchise forever? He explains:
"I have a very, very good source that has been right every time with stuff he or she has given me. And I know the whole movie of Terminator Genisys. I'm not going to spoil the movie. The real kind of scoop would ruin the movie. I'm just not into that...This is what I'll say..We're in trouble. This movie...I think it's going to piss off Terminator fans. I think it's going to be the last nail in the coffin in the franchise. The way that they are trying to spin a new take on the Terminator series? I don't even think it looks good on paper. I know the ending. I know who the villain is. And it's out of left field."
He confirms what we've already heard about the plot, that an older T-800 played by Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to 1984 to try and wipe out John Conner a second time, creating a new timeline. Mark Reilly continues:
"Again, it is Arnold coming back as old Terminator. And time traveling. The time traveling elements are going to confuse the hell out of everyone. That is what I'm hearing. The Terminator and new Terminators...We got a hybrid of the Terminator in Salvation...Now we have a different form of a Terminator...Which I will not get into because that is a big spoiler...But there is a different sort of Terminator coming out and its a reach. I'm like, why are you doing this? Can't we just go back to the basics? I would love to see Skynet's last attempt to destroy the Conner family for the future, and send in the last Terminator they have, and its the old T-800 model, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the bad guy."
Some are speculating that the big plot twist is that John Conner or Kyle Reese is actually revealed to be a Terminator at the end of the movie, which definitely would change everything we've seen before now. What do you think? Does Terminator Genisys have the potential to kill this franchise before a new trilogy can even get started?