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Every since the Terminator Genisys reboot was announced, one man's name has constantly been attached to the project besides : Thor: The Dark World director . While promoting Thor's latest outing, Taylor gave some intriguing quotes about where 's wonderful creation would go after and McG's lackluster sequels failed to please diehard fans. That is, if he even directs it. As of right now, Taylor is officially addressing what sounds like a done deal as a "rumor." Still, here's what he told /Film about the franchise:

We all love the first two and I actually went back and watched them again and my respect level only went up. I think there is another famous franchise that had a wonderful beginning and then turned a little bananas... 's first Batman is just glorious and by the time it got around to nipples on costumes and all that stuff it sort of lost its way. And for [Christopher] Nolan to come in an say 'I respect this material so much I'm going to take it up to here, that's a great inspiration.' I think any version, whoever is directing Terminator, would be very respectful and serve the first two and probably feel a bit more freedom by the end.

Taylor also spoke with Film School Rejects about how different the first film and Judgment Day actually are:

The funny thing is, those [first] two films could not be more different than each other. The first one was more of a low-budget horror movie, while the second one was more an amazingly well-produced, glossy thriller with a sci-fi concept. They were both so successful, so there's certain things you learn from them. If you're going to try and enter the franchise, you better try to come in at that level. Also, it's a challenging thing, because what they have in mind is a reboot but not an entirely different way of thinking.

I still personally think that the Terminator TV show (Sarah Connor Chronicles) has been the only fresh take of where this franchise can go. While we all wanted to see the future battle play out in the movies, I think it's important for the franchise to stay grounded in a pre-Nuclear reality.

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