For over a year, we’ve known that there was going to be a 5th entry in the Terminator franchise, specifically a sequel/reboot to spawn a new trilogy. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed in January 2013 that he would reprise his role as The Terminator/T-800. By November 2013, the film was said to be called Terminator: Genesis. Subsequent sites referred to the film by the supposed title in the months that followed, especially when the film began filming in April 2014.
Today, Schwarzenegger uploaded a picture on his Instagram and Facebook accounts of the actor sitting in a production chair on the set. The picture also reveals what the official title of the film will be:
As you can see, most outlets got the title wrong…sorta. It’s not Genesis, it’s Genisys. Why the spelling? Schwarzenegger didn’t say. Maybe it was to not let older fans think it was a video game title for the old Sega Genesis console.
Schwarzenegger posted the following along with the photo.
“Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot,” he wrote. “It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup – we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I’ll be back.”
Based on characters created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd, Terminator Genisys is written by Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander, Birds of Prey) and Patrick Lussier (Dracula 2000), and directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World). The film stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as John Connor, Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) as Kyle Reese, and also features Matt Smith (Doctor Who), and J.K. Simmons.
Do you like the title for the new Terminator movie? What do you think about the “Genisys” spelling? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section.