Terminator 5 To Get Back To Time Travel

One of the more appealing things to me about the upcoming Terminator: Salvation flick, is that it happens in the future. We finally get to see that dark gritty world that we’ve only really heard about in the other movies. But now McG is talking about the fifth installment of the franchise… and about breaking one of the major rules of Terminator Time Travel.

The folks over at io9 give us this quote from McG (the new terminator director) about his ideas for Terminator 5:

I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011. John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than [just] one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves

There are some people on the web right now who reall dislike this idea because the sacred rule of Terminator time travel is that only living tissue can go through the time machine. But one of the themes of the Terminator movies is that the future is always changing. It’s not set in stone. It alters and changes and http://www.themovieblog.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=-1241471420&type=video&TB_iframe=trueevolves… so to me it would make sense that in this future, they come up with a way to transport inorganic matter through the time travel portal.

It’s an interesting idea… I won’t really know how much I like or dislike it until after I see Terminator: Salvation

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25 thoughts on “Terminator 5 To Get Back To Time Travel

  1. Abnormal idea !!!! Take it into the refuse bin…
    No sense! This is the terminator film and not a kind of stargate or else… If i were the director i would better listening to the fans again and trying to make a good movie that they want , and not just pick out an idiot abnormal story from,my mind…

  2. Twists are a must! What would a story be without them?…Star Wars prequels maybe! If the whole story is predictable it would be simply boring. I’m interested in seeing how time travel comes into everything. Who knows what happens surrounding the first 3 terminator movies. If they come to present day, so be it. John Connor and co. traveling around doesn’t sound so bad. Remember Reese tells Sarah that him and Arnold were the only two that went through before the whole place blew. How do the others go back and especially how does Skynet build a woman and why? Interesting….

  3. totally agree if he puts his hands on the story its going to fuck up all what we love about Terminator!! He directed but didnt wrote T4 which was good!! if he co writes T5 he will mess up this franchise!!!

  4. I agree. It sounds like a mess, but I have see “Salvation” first. What’s so wrong about continuing the fight in the future? Going back will seem like a step in the wrong direction. I’d rather have terminators or people dropping in from a DISTANT future. Ah screw it. I just wanna see machines blow up. Plasma guns, anyone?


  5. So Mcg finally reviels his true colors in that he doesn’t understand/care about the Terminator Time_Machine canon.
    The time device is based on organic material. (Reese explains this to Silberman in T1,) its used as a plot device, Mcg wants to turn it into a gimmick.

    I only hope Skynet sends a T-1000 back to stop Mcg, for ruining the Terminator franchise!!!!

  6. I wonder if the negotiations went really well with Linda Hamilton, and McG wants to send the adult John Conner back to when she was still alive, faking her death and filling her tomb with weapons for himself to find in the third movie. I personally think that would be awesome.

  7. My take on a sequel? Have John Connor winning the war taking out Skynet and sending Reese and the T100 back in time.

    Unknown to them though, the machines were beginning to create a society of their own complete with thinking, “living”, mechanical, citizens. Humanity decides to wipe out these societies in fear of a future conflict.

    Connor decides what they are doing is wrong and tries saving as many of the machine citizens as possible. Sort of like a future version of Schindler’s List.

    Unknown to any, Skynet survived by uploading into the body of an ultimate prototype terminator. Skynet’s goal is to make it to the core of the humans’ military network and upload there and finish the humans once and for all…

    Geez, hope someone reads all this.

    1. Actually man that made a heap of sense.

      I like it, got a great plot twist…. pity you just ruined the movie for me if it ever gets made :)

  8. bad idea. The point of this new trilogy was supposed to show the future war, the battles and challenges. Going back to pre-judgement day is pointless and trying to make another Terminator movie.

  9. I liked how they were moving forward with the franchise instead of using the traditional formula. I’m pretty sure McG was just fooling around with this idea and I sincerely hope he is because it sounds pretty terrible.

  10. Horrible horrible move. Why do this? Why screw things up after Terminator Salvation which looks pretty freakin awesome?

  11. The whole organic argument pretty much fails from the get-go. When Arnold goes back in time in the first one shouldn’t it ended up just a pile of skin appearing in the past while the metal skeleton stayed in the future? Would of been a really short movie if only the skin of the terminator got transported back, or do is their another argument that says because the metal was inside an organic shell it was able to travel through time?

  12. NO!! We have 3 movies already in the present years! Now that we finally got to the future were going back again???!!!


    This just ruined my day

    Im so pissed its not even funny

    1. But it’s Terminator… The three movies that are coming out are not only gonna be sequels but also prequels to the first three. The whole point of Terminator is time travel. You had to have seen this coming…

      The best thing about these movies is that the story forms an awesome infinite loop!

    2. I always thought it was about robots doing cool shit while killing humans…and the first 3 were holding back…

      now we finally get the “disguise from humans by loking like them” crap out of the way and the robots go ALL OUT with bike robots, huge transformer robots, machine gun robots….and youre going to tell me were going BACK to the whole human/robot shit?


  13. Freakin’ sweet! This could be really awesome. Portals and time-travel can really add this awesome dimension to storytelling. Everything is starting to come full circle. The idea is appealing to me.

  14. Terrible terrible idea. But… I’m pretty sure he was just kidding around when he was throwing that out. Atleast, I hope so. Going back to the present day would ruin everything we’ve built up so far. Let’s atleast get to the point established in T1/T2 where we won the war and sent back Reese/Arnold.

    After that, do whatever you want for T6. I’ll won’t mind.

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