Terminator Salvation is still about two weeks away, but it’s never too late to begin discussing the future of the franchise, and that’s exactly what director McG did in a new interview. As is widely known, Terminator Salvation is the first film in a planned three-picture trilogy. Here’s what McG told Film Journal (could be considered a spoiler) about the second chapter:
“McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “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 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.”
Very interesting. Head on over to Film Journal to read the full interview.
There’s also a new batch of photos (one of which I’ve included above), concept art, storyboard and TV spots from the film. Check it all out after the jump.
Terminator Salvation hits theaters on Thursday, May 21, 2009.
New photos (more at Total Film)
Concept art (more + video at flylyf)
Storyboards (more at SCI FI Wire)