The 68-year-old producer has tended to the eventual fate of his long-running establishment, which began with the first science fiction exemplary in 1984 but stammered with 2019’s Eliminator: Fate Dark.
He shared his concepts for a seventh film with the Smartless podcast: Although nothing has been decided, if I were to make another Terminator film and attempt to restart the franchise, I would focus much more on the AI aspect rather than evil robots have gone mad.
Dim Destiny was helmed by Deadpool chief Tim Mill operator from a story by James himself and was viewed as a recovery of the establishment with unique stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton rejoining as the T-800 Eliminator and Sarah Connor separately.
Even though James was “reasonably happy” with the movie, there was a disagreement between him and the director regarding the cast members’ return.
Tim only desired Linda’s return, in contrast to James, who insisted that the film not be made without Arnie.
The creator of Avatar elaborated: With Linda in it, I think the movie could have survived.
“I think it could have survived with Arnold in it. But when you put Linda and Arnold in it, it suddenly wasn’t your Terminator movie. It wasn’t even your dad’s Terminator movie. It was your granddad’s Terminator movie.
“And we didn’t see that… We loved it and thought it was cool,” the author asserts.
The first film, Terminator, which James directed and co-wrote, and its 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but he was not involved in any of the sequels, including Terminator 3: Critics criticized Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), and Terminator Genisys (2015).