August 25, 2017 at 02:00 PM EDT

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Director James Cameron’s 1991 science fiction blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day is commonly known as “T2.” So, what did the filmmaker think about T2 Trainspotting, British director Danny Boyle’s recent sequel to his 1996 tale of Edinburgh heroin addicts?

“Well, I think they missed it by about 26 years,” laughed Cameron, when he spoke with EW earlier this month ahead of his movie’s 3D release on Aug. 25. “That’s taken! Unless they mean it whimsically, or with tongue in cheek, which is fine.”

Boyle has said he decided to name the film T2 Trainspotting because that’s what its characters’ would have — cheekily — called it.

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“To be cheeky? Well, that works for me just fine, then,” said Cameron.

And war was thusly averted!!!

Watch a trailer for Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, the new version of Cameron’s sci-fi classic, above.

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