‘Terminator 5′ Moves Back a Week; Will ‘Independence Day 2′ Change Release Dates?

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Everybody’s jostling to get a decent position in Summer 2015, which truly is shaping up to be the biggest movie season in recent memory (if not ever) – with Batman vs. Superman (a.k.a. Man of Steel 2), The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World (a.k.a. Jurassic Park IV), the Terminator movie franchise reboot (a.k.a. Terminator 5) and Independence Day 2 (which may end up being titled ID Forever) being the blockbuster sequels with official release dates… so far.

The fifth Terminator installment has been developing in its current form going back almost three years, ever since Annapurna Pictures head Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty) purchased the rights to produce Terminator movies until 2019 (when the series rights will revert back to creator James Cameron). A pair of screenwriters were attached near the beginning of this year, while Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) was announced as the director just two weeks ago – with filming slated to get underway sometime in the first quarter of 2014.

Paramount had originally scheduled Terminator 5 (note: that’s not the official title) – a reboot that will kickoff a new stand-alone trilogy – to be released in theaters on the last Friday in June 2015, which would’ve given the movie a week’s head-start on the Independence Day sequel. The studio has since bumped director Alan Taylor’s Terminator installment back a week to July 1st, so that the movie is now positioned to compete directly with Roland Emmerich’s second helping of alien invasion spectacle – but will that change in the foreseeable future?

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Terminator (2015) will bring the 66-year old Arnold Schwarzenegger back to his iconic sci-fi role (despite his age, it seems), while there are rumors that fresher acting blood like Dwayne Johnson might be playing another breed of mechanized killing machine programmed by Skynet in the film. The Terminator franchise’s box office muscle has diminished since its peak going all the way back to Terminator 2: Judgement Day (which took in $520 million worldwide in 1991), but even so many years having passed and weak reviews didn’t prevent Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Terminator Salvation (2009) from taking in $433 million and $371 million worldwide, respectively.

Independence Day 2, by comparison, has nostalgia for the original movie on its side, yet the sheer amount of time that’s passed since Emmerich’s first installment – coupled with the writer/director’s revelation that there will be returning cast members – but that may not be enough to instill confidence that the sequel can walk away unbruised in a showdown with the new Terminator over the 2015 Fourth of July holiday session. Moreover, Emmerich recently claimed that he doesn’t think the ID4 sequel will be ready until 2016 (i.e. the first movie’s 20th anniversary), so it seems all the more possible now that an official release date change could be right around the corner…

Do you think 20th Century Fox will push the Independence Day sequel all the way back to Summer 2016, where Disney recently moved Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales? Or will they decide to take the chance and go head-to-head with the Terminator (2015) reboot?


Terminator 5 will open in theaters on July 1st, 2015.

Independence Day 2 is currently scheduled to open in theaters on July 3rd, 2015.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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  1. 2015. What a hell of a year.

    – Superman vs Batman

    – Star Wars Episode 7

    – Bond 24

    – Age Of Ultron

    The lesser league flicks;

    – Ant Man

    – Terminator 5

    What else have I missed?

    • Jurassic World, World of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed.

      • Thanks, man.

        Was just typing off the top of my head.

        “The World Of Warcraft” flick is gonna be amazing!

    • Fantastic Four: Assassin’s Creed; Jurassic World; THG IV;

      • Fantastic Four !!

        I’m really hoping Fox studios and Josh Trank get it RIGHT.

        FF has sooooo much potential.

        • Agreed..lotta potential if they stick to canon a little bit. How about Frightful Four (Wizard, Medusa, Sandman, Trapster) against Fantastic Four? Great even match, four on four slobberknocker. Might have a little trouble with character rights to Sandman and maybe Medusa, tho. Whip out the lawyers, negotiators, and checkbooks, and this might be remedied for the right price.

          • Isn’t Sandman rights with Sony?

            • …and I imagine that Medusa’s rights reside with Marvel, given the repeated mentions of The Inhumans as a prospect for broadening the cosmic side of the MCU.

      • I have little faith in Fantastic Four.

        Assassin’s Creed is either going to be really good or really bad. While some may not like the gameplay, AC does supply an extremely well thought out story with unique writing. A part of me didn’t want Ezio to go after Revelations because he was so freaking interesting.

        • I like FF, but am a little nervous about what road that will go down as well.

  2. I bet ID4-2 would have a better chance to come on top of T5. So I wouldn’t bother moving ID-2 release date. If any film should move itself from summer 2015 slot, it should be T5 or atleast not be a summer film that year. Have it released early or late 2015.

  3. I think that ID: Forever- Part 1 will be moved.

  4. ID2, T5 and Jurrasic World wont do very well at the box office. Maybe there’s a demand for it but I doubt it in the face of so many highly anticipated movies. JPW might be ok if its done “kid friendly” but people just have so much money for movies so quite a few movies will suffer me thinks.

    • “ID2, T5 and Jurrasic World wont do very well at the box office.”

      I would predict that all three of the films you cite will do moderately well at the box office.

      The obvious heavy hitters are going to be pretty much a lock as the most successful.

    • Nobody wants a kid-friendly Jurassic Park! We want legitimate terror!

    • I do not agreed with you. Maybe ID2 will be successfully but dont know about T5 and Jurassic World. However, who cares ? I want to see them all for my favorite movies and not the competitive and popularity anyway!

  5. Terminator 5–sure, why not? I will give it a watch.

  6. Im considering taking all of 2015 off JUST so I can see everything. Or get a job at my local cinema….

  7. I think that any studio that can afford to move a film back to 2016 might be wise to do so. Consumer’s money is going to be stretched very thin in 2015, and a film that might otherwise make a lot at the box office could suffer just from the density of would-be blockbusters.

  8. Can the producer release an earlier dates of showing this film ?

  9. I want Terminater 5 movie action figure and vehicle toys for the movie.