James Cameron Refuses to Let the Terminator Die (Again)

James Cameron Refuses to Let the Terminator Die (Again)
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James Cameron is really hyping up his Avatar franchise lately, with the latest installment, Avatar: The Way of Water, having premiered on December 16th. However, it seems that he just can't get enough.

During a recent interview on the Smartless podcast with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Hayes, the director casually mentioned that he is considering bringing back the Terminator series.

"Well, the Avatar films are about the environment; I'm not dealing with AI. If I were to do another 'Terminator' film and maybe try and to launch that franchise again, which is in discussion, but nothing has been decided, I would make it much more about the AI side of it than bad robots gone crazy," said Cameron who famously helmed Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Arnold Schwarzenegger became a top international star thanks to this film, and the movie was praised for its technological feats, like the T-1000. James Cameron is truly unmatched when it comes to technology in film.

While it's undeniable that Terminator 2 is the best of all the Terminator movies, is it really necessary to bring the franchise back to life? Fans have been coming up with their own ideas for the story, suggesting that the focus should be on the end of the war when the machines finally triumph.

They propose that the robots then enslave humanity and use us as a source of energy to keep themselves functioning. To keep their enslaved human population alive, the robots create a virtual world where they can continue to drain thermal energy from us. Talk about a twist!

Some people think that the machines in the Terminator series should feed off dogs instead of humans because they have higher body temperatures and shorter gestation period. Others believe that the story would make a great TV show on a network like HBO, showing the perspective of the corporation after discovering the chips left behind in the first movie.

Alternatively, the writers could focus on the resistance storyline. Many fans seem to agree that there is still a lot of potential in the original concept and that there's no need for time travel or overly advanced terminators - the T-800 and T-1000 were already great.

However, there are those who believe that the Terminator franchise is unnecessary. They argue that it simply doesn't work and James Cameron himself has said that there is no longer an audience for this type of movie. So, is the Terminator coming back? It's still uncertain as discussions are still in the early stages. Additionally, James Cameron is currently focused on the Avatar sequel.