In a new interview with News Australia, James Cameron (Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Avatar 4, Avatar 5, The Abyss) says that he and producing partner David Ellison are now kicking around the idea of three new Terminator films, rather than just the one Cameron's already announced his intention to produce for director Tim Miller (Deadpool).
Says Cameron (as quoted by The Playlist):
"I am in discussions with (producer) David Ellison, who is the current rights holder globally for the Terminator franchise and the rights in the US market revert to me under US copyright law in a year and a half so he and I are talking about what we can do. Right now we are leaning toward doing a three-film arc and reinventing it.
"I think it’s fairly widely known that I don’t have a lot of respect for the films that were made later.
I was supportive at the time in each case for Arnold’s sake because he is a close friend. He has been a mate of mine since 33 years ago so I was always supportive and never too negative. But they didn’t work for me for various reasons.