Terminator Genisys was the fifth Terminator film, a “prequel-sequel-reboot-spelling error” which became the second-highest grossing Terminator with a worldwide gross of $440 million. That makes it sound like sequels would be inevitable, but Paramount later pulled the planned sequel from their release calendar, probably because that $440 million was only a modest profit after the film’s $155 million production budget and enormous marketing costs (possibly over $100 million in the U.S. market alone). Skydance CCO Dana Goldberg said they were “readjusting” their plans for sequels, while Arnold Schwarzenegger told an interviewer he was still “looking forward to it.”
It seems almost inevitable a sixth Terminator will be made by Paramount and Skydance, because Schwarzenegger is still interested and the rights will revert back to James Cameron in 2019. But how about the other actors? Are they still going to exist in this darkest timeline?
At least one actor has already counted herself out. Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones minced no words when Coming Soon asked if she’d play Sarah Connor in any future sequels. “No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.”