Looks Like the TERMINATOR: GENISYS Sequels Have Been Cancelled
I thought Terminator: Genisys was an okay film. I didn't love the movie, but it was better than Terminator: Salvation. I was curious to see where the filmmakers would take the story next, but it doesn't look like that's gonna happen. According to THR, Paramount and Skydance Entertainment's Terminator sequel, which was set to be released on May 19th, 2017, has been removed from the schedule. The studio moved the release of the upcoming Baywatch movie in its place.
I guess the news isn't really all that surprising to hear. A lot of people felt the movie was a disappointment. The movie made $440 million dollars at the box office, but it doesn't seem like the studios are willing to make a gamble on another sequel. They don't come right out and say that the movie was cancelled, but it's pretty easy to read between the lines of what is happening.
It's kind of a shame that it came to this. Paramount and Skydance went through a long road of just trying to secure the rights to this franchise, and then once they got it, they didn't really know what to do with it. This Terminator film should have been incredible! It should have had that Mad Max: Fury Road kind of awesomeness and excitement behind it, but it didn't. They just didn't make the best film they could have made. They had this great opportunity to do something amazing with the Terminator franchise, and it was wasted on we got. I think the decision not to continue was for the best.
If it really is cancelled, who knows, maybe 10 or 20 years down the road someone else will try to revive the franchise again.