Terminator Salvation ending reshot
The ending of Terminator Salvation was revealed some time ago, not the origin of Marcus, and not what the Terminators are doing with humans, no something else, something bigger. When someone in the production did tell everyone about the ending and that ended up on the Internet – no Warner, you can't blame the Internet for leaking it, it was someone on your staff – the word was they weren't going to change the ending.
However now word is that Warner Bros. are going to change the ending, and in fact they've rewritten the script and filmed it already, and the new ending is the one going out with the film.
Now I'd recommend that anyone who doesn't want to get into spoiler territory for Terminator Salvation look away now, for as we all know, we can't fully trust what the studios tell us and we've seen this double bluff tactic before, so it might actually turn out to be a ploy to turn us away from the original reveal...are you with me? I almost lost myself there.
At the end of the film John Connor is dead and Marcus, the Terminator, begins impersonating him, realising that the humans need a leader. How does he do this? Well he's a Terminator with human skin, so he just takes on the form of Connor and goes about giving the humans a purpose.
While that's an interesting turn of events and gives us so many questions like what makes us human, the flesh or the intention, it's a clever turn of events to imagine that the leader of the human resistance, the character we have followed all these years dies and is taken over by a Terminator but with the same motivation, the destruction of SkyNet.
Interesting plot turn. However someone on the team released that news to the internet and that was the surprise ending all over with. Yet the word was, from other “sources”, was that they were going to continue with that ending and not change a thing.
The source said that they've seen the film and that the third act has been entirely changed from the ending that was leaked on the internet.
There's no actual word about what the new ending will be, which is good really because we want the surprise, and so I'm glad they've changed it, but there's a part of me that feels something for that original ending.
Okay, it does really mess with the whole idea of what we've come to believe with the Terminator franchise, but the more I think about it the more of a mind blowing ending it would have been, if we'd known nothing about it of course.
Now we have to hope that the new ending is going to be as good if not better, and that it won't play around with the mythology so much.