Terminator: Genisys writer Patrick Lussier reveals the plans for the canceled trilogy, saying the sequels would have delved into Skynet’s origins.
The two canceled sequels for Terminator Genisys would have dived into the origins of Skynet. After Terminator: Salvation disappointed fans and critics in 2009, the series tried to bounce back with Terminator: Genisys in 2015.Genisys brought back Arnold Schwarzenegger as a main character while also boasting an impressive cast with the likes of Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke. Despite Skydance’s best efforts, the fifth Terminator movie didn’t do as well as they had hoped.
Terminator: Genisys was supposed to be the first film in a new Terminator trilogy, but after the film performed poorly at the box office and received scathing reviews, the two sequels, as well as the planned TV show were scrapped. The sequel would have introduced another alternate timeline while explaining the origins of Matt Smith’s T-5000 character. The Terminator Genisys sequel would have also delved into the backstory of the cyborg John Connor, detailing the events that took place after Skynet took him. Now it has been revealed that fans would have gotten an even closer look at the origin of the evil artificial intelligence system.