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Paramount Dates 'Terminator: Genisys' Sequels for 2017 and 2018

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September 6, 2014

Terminator: Genisys

Though production is complete, so far the only photo we've seen from the forthcoming franchise reboot (which is also a pseudo sequel) that is Terminator: Genisys is Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting in a chair on the set in a torn up leather jacket. But since the movie comes out on July 1st, 2015, we'll surely get a glimpse of the film towards the end of the year. In the meantime, Paramount Pictures has taken a cue from Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. and staked out release dates far in advance for Terminator: Genisys sequels on May 19th, 2017 and June 19th, 2018. They must be pretty confident in this whole new trilogy.

But that means there will be two years between the first film and the second film. That's not entirely uncommon for franchises, but considering there's only a year in between the second and third films, it sounds like they'll be shooting those sequels back-to-back. Otherwise it would be pretty hard to meet the second date without the third movie beginning production as soon as the second was finished, especially if you have to work around the schedules of Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and Schwarzengger, who are all very busy outside of the franchise. Plus, James Cameron gets the rights to Terminator back in 2019, so they have another deadline to worry about as well.

But that's not all Paramount has in store for the release calendar. Variety reports the studio has made a last minute addition to the awards season calendar by sending Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg into theaters on December 19th. But the film will only have a limited release to begin with, expanding into more theaters on New Year's Day in 2015. The film follows a UCLA literature professor (Wahlberg) with a gambling problem who runs afoul of gangsters, until borrowing from his girlfriend and mother eventually gets the gangsters after the ones he loves, putting himself and his loved ones in danger. Brie Larson, John Goodman and Jessica Lange also star in the film written by The Departed scribe William Monahan, and we'll see if it's worthy of Oscar nods later this year.

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  • Jon Odishaw
    MCGs terminator was so close to being good. I wish they had continued with that cast with maybe a new director
    • Steven
      Agreed it was certainly a step in the right direction. A follow-up could of gone so much darker with humanity being systematically killed.......basically more along what Kyle Reese explained and we saw in previous films (hell even T3 got that part right!!). At this stage I would prefer to wait for Cameron to get the rights and he might possibly do a two picture deal of something in the future to tie with T1 & T2. Can but dream....
      • DarthVerous
        Dark Horse Comics is finishing up a 12 issue miniseries called Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, which ends in December of this year. It's a direct sequel to Terminator Salvation, and it's awesome! It's written by no other than J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5.
        • Steven
          I've looked up a preview. My only concern is the look of the setting, salvation was fine for the use of modern guns, but what about the lasers that the resistance used in the future scenes we've seen....
    • Avi
      it was good enough onley the ending wasn't that great... And they should kick Arnold out and concentrate on the war years...
    • SkyNet300
      I totally agree! Missed opportunity regardless of the movie underperforming at the boxoffice.
    • cobrazombie
      IMO that film was a mile wide of being a good Terminator movie. I'd rather watch T3 over it any day of the week.
    • DAVIDPD
      I was taken aback by the Arnie clone. It was the first time "The Uncanny Valley" actually hit me.
  • Xerxexx
    Um...sure.
  • SkyNet300
    I'm glad to hear people have the same thoughts on this franchise like I do. Stick to the WAR! That's what everybody wants for crying out loud. Who the hell wants to see another chase film with Arnold?? Seriously?
  • Chris Groves
    I have to at least see a trailer for this new movie before I decide how I feel about the announcement of these sequels.
  • Mr.Chow
    Just stop trying... Honestly just stop.
  • ragethorn
    Screw James Cameron for even leaving his baby without ending the trilogy.
  • Bill
    The first movie was really cool, and the second had such advanced F/X it was forgivable. But if you could send another Terminator back in time to kill someone you wouldn't do it after they know you're coming, you'd send it back a week before the other one failed so it'd be a surprise. Please no more, don't care, even if it turns out good, I'd still wish you spent the money on something new with fresh ideas.
  • cobrazombie
    If it doesn't look like those nighttime Future War scenes from T1 and T2, fucking forget it and go home.
    • DAVIDPD
      Already needs more metal feet crushing bleached skulls.
  • avconsumer2
    Pretty skeptical here. If I don't see any plasma rifles in the trailer, I'm out.

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