A ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Sequel? Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Filming Begins In 2016

While Terminator fans don’t know about all of the events that will take place in this summer’s franchise reboot, Genisys, there is confirmation from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself that a sixth film will be arriving in theaters within a few years.

During an interview with the Arnold Fans, Schwarzenegger didn’t release any details on the Terminator: Genisys sequel. But he did say that he would be back, and filming would begin in 2016.

“Yes, of course, next year.”

At this point, it appears that Arnold is the only person saying anything about there being a sequel to Terminator: Genisys, and he seemed pretty confident about it. But, at the same time, it’s unconfirmed if director Alan Taylor is on board or if someone else will take over. The film also doesn’t appear to have a script ready to go, and the new actors involved – including Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Jai Courtney – haven’t said if their characters would be returning. Things may change depending on how well-received Terminator: Genisys is by moviegoers. If the film doesn’t perform well at the box office, plans for the sequel could be scrapped.

But from the early reception of the Terminator: Genisys script, it seems that Terminator fans and those who are new to the franchise are in for a surprise. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, two people were able to somehow get a hold of the Terminator: Genisys script and both of them praised it.

The first person, known simply as “Greg,” noted that there are some differences between previous Terminator films and Genisys.

“If you go into this movie with an open mind and willing to accept some changes, this should be an action-packed thrill ride that rivals any recent summer blockbuster. Because this script gave Alan Taylor and the cast with a lot of really good material to work with here… I get the vibe that fans have been disappointed with Arnold’s involvement in action sequences since his comeback. Well, that changes with ‘Terminator: Genisys’.”

The second person, who is known only as “Jay,” was also impressed and said that the marketing for Terminator: Genisys is not doing the script justice.

“I cannot express enough how the atmosphere I felt in the script wasn’t present in the 2 minutes of footage that we’ve been shown! I think they have tackled it wrongly by aiming mostly at the new crowd with the trailer and Super Bowl spot, making it look as if it’s a big bright Marvel type movie but it definitely didn’t read like that…. I could see every scene playing out in my head and I feel anyone who liked the first two installments will find enjoyment in [‘Terminator’:] ‘Genisys’.”

Again, in terms of the sequel to Genisys, nothing has been officially confirmed by people other than Schwarzenegger. But with the reception that the script has received, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Terminator: Genisys does become a hit and a sequel does get made.

One of the more secretive roles in Terminator: Genisys is that of the character played by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. The film’s IMDb page doesn’t have anything listed, other than the fact that Simmons is in the movie.

During an interview with Coming Soon last year, Simmons was hesitant on going into detail about his part in Terminator: Genisys. But he did say that he has a lot of scenes with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke, who are respectively playing Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor. He also noted that he briefly worked with Jason Clarke, the new John Connor, and he also worked with Schwarzenegger.

“I felt I could give too much away by saying that I get to work with all those actors but people know the characters that they’re playing, so it was a lot of fun and I look forward to sequels to that one.”

On that last comment, it sounds like Simmons hinted that he could appear in one or more sequels to Terminator: Genisys, if they get created. But he clarified what he meant by that.

“No, I didn’t say I look forward to being IN the sequels. Maybe I was just looking forward to WATCHING the sequels.”

If Terminator: Genisys is a hit, would you want there to be a sequel?

[Image credit: Paramount Pictures via HitFix]