Last year's reboot starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke performed disappointingly
The planned sequel to Terminator Genisys has been pulled from next year’s release schedule by Paramount Pictures.
Paramount had scheduled the Genisys follow-up for May 19, 2017, but the studio’s Baywatch movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron has now been moved into this release slot. Meanwhile, the Terminator sequel is nowhere to be seen on the 2017 release slate.
Paramount has yet to confirm whether the Genisys sequel has now been cancelled, or merely postponed.
Directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor, Terminator Genisys was originally conceived as the first film in a reboot trilogy teaming Arnold Schwarzenegger with Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. It opened in cinemas last July to poor reviews and performed somewhat disappointingly at the box office, especially in the US.
Though Genisys eventually grossed over $440 million (£310 million) at cinemas worldwide, it is unlikely to have turned much of a profit once production and marketing costs have been taken into account.
Discussing the sequel’s status in October, producer Dana Goldberg told TheWrap: “I wouldn’t say [it’s] on hold, so much as re-adjusting.”
“We’re ultimately happy with overall worldwide numbers. Do I wish we would have done better domestically? Absolutely,” she admitted at the time.