Hello there loyal readers, this is Timstuff reporting for duty! This is my first post filling in for Ross, and I’ve got an interesting snippet to share from an interview, which T4 director McG did over at Film Journal.
As he puts the finishing touches on Terminator Salvation, McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”
I’m not entirely sure what to make of it. It could either be really good, or really bad. While a part of me would rather they use this new trilogy to focus on bringing this new future war time line to its conclusion, I can’t help but get a little hyped up at the thought of an Independence Day scale robot invasion / war movie within the Terminator universe. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see how it pans out, but color me intrigued.
On a side note, me and TerrasJ have done some discussion about some ideas we’ve had for this blog while it’s in our care, and one thing we’re both looking forward to is a chance to bring you some reviews of the new Terminator merchandise that will be hitting shelves this season. As a long time merchandise and toy enthusiast, I look forward to sharing my insights with you.