Will Christian Bale play John Connor in Terminator 5?
For the production of this film, Bale’s demands to alter the script to give him much more screen time could have been the downfall of the movie. He didn’t exactly sell this movie either by just looking at the numbers so far. In the movie, his character was one-dimensional and we all know about the on-set tirade. The altered script took away from what could have been an interesting plot with the Marcus Wright and Kyle Reese characters.
Hindsight is 20/20 and we don’t know definitively what the reason was for the movie’s poor performance. So, let’s look forward instead.
About a month ago, prior to the release of Terminator Salvation, Screen Rant reported on McG’s thoughts of where the sequel would likely go. This is what was said:
“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 [sic] militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than 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 f***ing 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.”
So, the plan is to return to the classic Terminator go back in time plot device and bring what we saw in the future to present day. I can see why they want to do this as it worked for the first three films and it’s interesting to see what futuristic science fiction elements are like when thrown into the modern present day.
Hunter Killers will probably destroy this beautiful scene...
Well, early this morning we heard more on that front. According the Bleeding Cool, their “industry sources” have informed them that the next Terminator installment will in fact see John Connor and the resistance travel back time to London, England. This falls in line with what we heard in the past but we’ll need to wait to see if the next project is greenlit before getting deep into it.
If this happens, expect many tourist attractions to explode.
What do you think of a Terminator 5 and another time travel story?
Source: Bleeding Cool