Terminator Genisys box office

Earlier this summer, Terminator: Genisys made quite an unceremonious debut at the box office with a $27 million opening and a domestic total of just over $89 million before leaving theaters. The underwhelming numbers left Paramount Pictures uncertain as to what the future would hold for the Terminator franchise, but it had yet to debut in some international territories.

Well, the sci-fi sequel featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the titular cyborg has just made a big splash in China, where studios are really trying to increase their box office appeal, and it just might end up being enough to keep the franchise going. Find out more about Terminator Genisys box office after the jump! Read More »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Reenacts T2 Bar Scene For WWE 2k16 Commercial
Okay so Arnold Schwarzenegger has been revisiting a lot of his old Terminator scenes lately, not just in Terminator Genisys which resets and revisits some moments from the first film in different ways, but also in a new commercial for the WWE 2k16 video game. But you’re probably thinking to yourself — “that doesn’t make any sense, why would Arnold Schwarzenegger be promoting a pro wrestling video game?”

Well as it turns out, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as the T-800 model Terminator in WWE 2K16. Thats right, Arnold is a playable character in the video game if you preorder (but, of course, WWF/WWE legend Hulk Hogan will not be in the game). So hit the jump and watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger WWE reenactment of the iconic bar sequence from Terminator 2: Judgement Day with some current WWE wrestlers.

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Terminator sequels

Paramount Pictures and Skydance were really hoping that Terminator: Genisys would be a hit to reinvigorate the popular but struggling sci-fi franchise originally launched by James Cameron in 1984. But despite endorsement by the Avatar filmmaker, the flick hasn’t really impressed fans or critics, and with just $278 million at the worldwide box office so far (only just over $81 million of that from the US), it’s not nearly as successful as the studio hoped.

Way before the film even hit theaters, Paramount had set dates for two Terminator sequels to arrive on May 19th, 2017, and June 29th, 2018, with the assumption that they would be shot back-to-back. But now the future of the Terminator franchise is uncertain.

Find out more about the potential Terminator sequels after the jump! (Spoilers ahead for Genisys.) Read More »

Sinister 2

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get right to it. After the jump:

  • Arnie is optimistic about Shane Black‘s Predator sequel.
  • Terminator 5 scribes talk James Cameron, time travel, and deleted scenes.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is totally up for another Unbreakable movie.
  • Quentin Tarantino wants to make a third Kill Bill someday.
  • The M:I5 plane stunt was inspired in part by Uncharted.
  • Pacific Rim 2 could help get Hellboy 3 made… if it’s a hit.
  • Sinister 2 distributes a series of creepy “collector’s cards.”
  • Patrick Wilson shares a photo from the Conjuring 2 set.
  • Milla Jovovich gets to work on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
  • Donate to charity for a chance to win a role in Star Trek Beyond.
  • LeBron James (jokingly) pitches an idea for Trainwreck 2.

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/Filmcast Ep. 325 – Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the enduring controversies of ID4 and praise the indie pleasures of The Overnight. Be sure to read Peter Sciretta’s and Amy Nicholson’s review of Terminator Genisys.

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Matt Smith Terminator

When Matt Smith was first cast in Terminator: Genisys, we had no idea who he was playing. Now that the film is in theaters, of course, we have the answer — but we’re left with a whole bunch of other questions about his mysterious character.

In a new interview, screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier explain the Terminator Genisys Matt Smith character, including where he came from, what he wants, and what in the hell he’s doing here. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for Terminator: Genisys.) Read More »

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Terminator Genisys set visit

This week brings the first Terminator film since 2009, and the first Terminator film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger since 2003. Directed by Alan Taylor, Terminator: Genisys builds on the storylines from earlier Terminator movies, while simultaneously setting course for a completely new direction.

The story jumps between time periods and alternate timelines, as John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). When he arrives, however, he discovers the past is nothing like he expected. For one thing, this version of Sarah was raised by a T-800 (Schwarzenegger) who’s already informed her of her fate. Read More »

JK Simmons Terminator Genisys sequel?

Terminator Genisys is now in theaters, which means I can now share with you an interview I conducted with JK Simmons last week while covering the Genisys premiere in Berlin. I’m posting this after the release because Simmons’ character O’Brien is a second-half reveal, and so I don’t have to dance around that fact I talked to him about the film in full-on spoiler mode. (So you may not want to watch the video until you’ve seen the film.)

In addition to talking to Simmons about his role in this film, I also chatted with the Whiplash star about possible future Terminator sequels. Does his character survive Terminator Genisys? Could he appear in the planned sequels? Is he signed on for Terminator 6 and Terminator 7? If they were to make more sequels, how would his character fit into the future plans? Find out all this and more, after the jump.

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history of the Terminator franchise

With the holiday weekend approaching, Paramount Pictures has already unleashed Terminator: Genisys in theaters. It’s a mind-numbing, time travel action adventure that doesn’t measure up to the greatness of James Cameron’s The Terminator or T2: Judgment Day, but runs circles around Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation.

But if you haven’t kept up with the Terminator franchise over the past few decades, you can catch up on Terminator history in 10 minutes with a new retrospective video that begins with The Terminator back in 1984 and moves up through Terminator: Salvation from 2009. It tells you everything you need to know, though it doesn’t explain the best way to deal with all the time travel that’s been happening.

Watch the history of the Terminator franchise in 10 minutes below! Read More »