There’s an interesting article over at TheTerminatorFans.com where they have an additional quote from prospective Terminator 5 director Alan Taylor. There’s a lot of innuendo in his (PR) talk, but they have a nice take on it, speculating that he might be referring to a possible intention to retcon Terminator 3 and 4. Those two movies are basically the reason all hope is gone for Terminator 5. Sequels being ignored isn’t a new phenomena, Highlander III famously ignored Highlander II, which was just complete shit. Keep in mind also a (most likely bogus) rumor from earlier this year that suggested Biehn and Hamilton would appear in T5. Obviously, as we remember, Hamilton was declared dead in T3. Anyway, here’s Taylor’s quote;
Well, I would bracket anything I say from hereon because this is still a rumor. But, within the context of the rumor, I think that’s a specific case of two wonderful films at the beginning and two films that came later which were less wonderful. I think you absolutely would feel free to define yourself up against the latter ones, but you want to serve the first two, trying to be on the level. The funny thing is, those two films could not be more different than each other. The first one was more of a low-budget horror movie, while the second one was more an amazingly well-produced, glossy thriller with a sci-fi concept. They were both so successful, so there’s certain things you learn from them. If you’re going to try and enter the franchise, you better try to come in at that level. Also, it’s a challenging thing, because what they have in mind is a reboot but not an entirely different way of thinking.