Paramount Dates Terminator: Genisys Sequels
They're set for 2017 and 2018, filming back to back
It’s become fairly standard for sequels to wannabe franchises to be announced in advance of the first film’s release, and we suppose that the Terminator series has enough of a built-in audience to sustain films through rougher patches. Paramount is showing confidence in its reboot of the James Cameron-birthed universe, then, nailing down 2017 and 2018 release dates for two Terminator: Genisys sequels.
Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is currently running Genisys through the post-production process, with Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as son John and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese. With Arnold Schwarzenegger lending his usual presence as one of the Terminator models (and possibly more), the story blends the plot from Cameron’s 1984 original with fresh timeline tinkering, while maintaining the idea of a technological threat to humanity’s future.
Given that Genisys opens a few days earlier here than in the States next year (June 26 as opposed to July 1), we can expect similar date shifts in the UK for the sequels, now dated for American cinemas on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. Though sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the two movies will be shot back to back, there are no details on who will be calling the shots if Taylor doesn’t return.
Also mentioned in the story is word that Mark Wahlberg’s latest, The Gambler, is being put out in December for a brief awards qualifying run. There’s no sign of a UK date for that one yet.