This is quite frankly news I’ve been waiting for for a long time, or at least the closest we’re ever going to get to it (minus Cameron directing).
Speaking at the An Experience With Arnold Schwarzenegger event this week in Birmingham England (thanks to The Terminator Fans), the former Governor of California confirmed that the new film will ignore the events of the last movie and hinted that it is indeed another direct sequel to Terminator 2.
With the director of Deadpool on board and with Jim Cameron as mentor, we could have something nice in the pipeline here. And although people aren’t going to call it the ‘Terminator 3 remake’, it feels nice to say that. Sorry, but I hated Terminator 3 and anything that came after it.
I don’t know how they’re going to deal with the age issue. Hamilton and Schwarzenegger are older than the hills, but I do recall Jim Cameron trying to convince Clint Eastwood to film a Dirty Harry sequel using some super CGI de-aging thing he pitched. Eastwood, perhaps wisely, refused.