McG on Terminator 5
Not long to go now until Terminator Salvation is finally released. And we can finally find out if McG has hit one out the park, or hit a foul ball. Not sure where the baseball analogies are coming from. I'm hoping for the first though.
He is obviously confident though, as he has been musing on where the next film might go.
A mere few weeks left until Terminator Salvation finally comes to a cinema near you. And since McG was originally announced as director, he has definitely won me round. I'm pretty much super excited about it. I'm revisiting Terminator 2 to refresh my memory this evening. With the fifth film in the series already announced, McG has been talking about where he thinks it might go.
I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011. 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 (expletive removed) 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.
McG was talking to Film Journal, through First Showing.net. So after flying forward for Salvation, we may be heading back the way with number 5. It does link in to what McG was saying in March though, about wanting Robert Patrick for the next film. I suppose it all depends on the ending to Salvation, when it comes to where the next film could go. It does seem like a lot of jumping around the timeline though. I may have to refer to my handy diagram of the Terminator timeline I got the other day!
Do you like the idea of heading back to pre-Judgment day? Or should they keep moving forward?