There are some franchises that just won’t die. Now for me as a fan of this particular one, even in its darkest hours, I’m eager to see how it shakes out. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter the series creator, James Cameron, revealed that the old man Terminator will be different in the currently in development sequel. The film’s director, Tim Miller, also chimed in giving us a sense on what they’re going for.
The beauty of it is: He’s a cyborg. And so, the org part is on the outside, meaning organism. And Reese says it in the first film: ‘They sweat. They have bad breath.’ Because they were supposed to be infiltration units, so there’s this idea that flesh sort of sheaths over a metal endo-skeleton. So that would age normally. So, obviously he’s one that’s been in action and operation for a long time.
- James Cameron
Even in ‘Genisys,’ he looked — I should stop — he was a slightly gussied-up version of the old Terminator. I think we should embrace his age, and that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans.
- Tim Miller
You have to keep in mind that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in his 70s and Linda Hamilton, now returning as the one and only Sarah Connor, is in her 60s. So age has to play a roll in the script and I have to agree with Mr. Miller‘s critique on Genisys. All they did in the flick was gray the hair of our cyborg and make him repeat: “old, not obsolete” ad nauseum. I’m interested to see what they come up with considering the fact that they had David Goyer, Charles Eglee and Josh Friedman in the writers room to prep this trilogy as the rusty machine gets a final shot.
But what do you think? Are you sold on any of this? Or after three failed continuations, plus a show, is Terminator old and obsolete?
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter