*Warning -- some Terminator Genisys spoilers below*
Ok, so the latest Terminator Genisys news has something to do with that post-credits scene, which in Hollywood typically means there may be a sequel. We can justifiably speculate a bit on the future of the franchise from what director Alan Taylor had to say about possible plans for yet another version of the film.
The thing is, this could all be contingent upon the fact that the most recent movie, Genisys, so far has not exactly been a hit in the box office. Obviously, it wouldn't make sense to keep things going if the franchise proves to be on its last legs - which, sadly, might be the case.
But let's just assume that everyone is on board for the sequel. Everything is laid out pretty well for it. Sure, the good guys win and the future is rewritten, but Genisys (the corrupted data that launched the robot uprising) still exists, with its blue energy merging with a glowing ball of red light as we saw in the final scene.
Here's what Taylor had to say about that possibility.
"It was always there as a kind of gateway - to further developments it’s precisely a kind of, ‘it’s not over yet’ moment. On the one hand, it’s one of the things that points to there being further chapters. On the other hand, this is a kind of franchise where I don’t think anybody really believes that you’re going to end up neatly or happily. So, when our heroes drive off into the sunset and we think, well that went well. There’s still going to be a nagging feeling that wait, it’s not that easy."
Whenever time travel exists in a series like it does in this one, the producers are pretty much free to do whatever the heck they want to do to keep a story going forward. It kind of felt like that was the case with Genisys, and I think that they could eek out a sequel if they were so inclined.
The question remains, however. Do enough people want that sequel? I truly don't know, but judging by the box office performance, grossing just $44.2 Million over a 5-day Holiday weekend, it might be time to hang it up.
What do you think?