Terminator: Genisys arrived in cinemas in July, and while reviews were mixed, they weren’t all that bad. Many fans enjoyed the sequel/ prequel/reboot, and the box office returns of $440 million to a budget of $155 million would suggest that the two planned sequels are already being prepped.
Two sequels were announced last year, with planned release dates of 2017 and 2019, but Paramount have now said that these two films are now on hold.
In a report over on THR about movie financiers, it states that despite making $440 million, Terminator: Genisys is still losing money. There was the $155 million budget to consider, and then also the huge marketing campaign. Genisys did great business in China ($112 million), but still the film is considered a failure. The THR report explains that the $150 million-plus movie still will lose money, and sources say the notion of a Terminator universe is on hold indefinitely.
This is clearly sad news for those who enjoyed Genisys, but there is still hope.
The rights to Terminator revert back to James Cameron in 2019, so if Paramount really want to make another film, they only have a few years to do it. The sequels may be on hold, but with a time restriction, who knows what Paramount are planning.
There’s been no announcement for a new Terminator film yet, and I guess we would normally have had one by now?