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James Cameron Talks ‘Terminator’ Reboot, Says 3-5 Were “Like a Bad Dream”

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In between making Avatar sequels nobody wants, James Cameron continues to pump up this new Terminator reboot nobody wants. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, because of course, and Linda Hamilton is back, which has some people excited.

But, I mean, c’mon…

Cameron spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about how this new Terminator will pick up where T:2 left off, much like Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns did. Except this franchise has such a ridiculous time loop issue with a 70-year old Schwarzenegger returning as the T-101. Anyway, Cameron also called the third, fourth, and fifth films a bad dream:

“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2,’… “And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”

So the moral of this story is, if you paint yourself into an inescapable corner in this Terminator franchise, just create another time line! Or now, bad dreams I suppose? This is going to be a complete mess, isn’t it?

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Cameron isn’t directing because of all those Avatar movies. Deadpool director Tim Miller will take over while Cameron produces, so maybe that’s enough to get you interested. I’ll stay over here in this highly skeptical timeline. Bring Eddie Furlong back into the fold and we can talk.

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Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.