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Terminator plans being re-adjusted for future films

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Melinda Sue Gordon

The Terminator franchise will be back, its producer has promised, even after the disappointing domestic box office for its latest outing, Terminator: Genysis. But don’t expect it in the immediate future.

Speaking at The Wrap‘s 6th Annual Media Leadership Conference TheGrill, Skydance Media’s chief creative officer Dana Goldberg spoke about where the franchise is heading after a crticially disappointing response and less than $100 million at the domestic box office.

“I wouldn’t say on hold, so much as re-adjusting,” Goldberg said at the conference, creating multiple timelines for what the franchise’s future could be. Goldberg was asked about the standing future films and TV series that have been planed. Before Genisys released, dates for it and two other Terminator films had been scheduled. Goldberg’s statements imply those dates are no longer the priority.

“We are not going to begin production at the beginning of next year, because again, it would be silly to not have to worry about what audiences have to say,” Goldberg said, insisting that the company’s plan is to continue the franchise after research Skydance hopes will give them a better idea of what viewers responded to and disliked about Genisys.

While Genisys faced issues at the domestic box office, the film grossed about $350 million total from international markets.

“Happily, we live in the world where the domestic number had a level of importance 10 or 15 years ago — I’m not saying it’s not important, it is — but we have to play to a worldwide market,” Goldberg said.

For more from Goldberg, watch her speak at The Wrap’s conference below.