Terminator Genisys Sequel Officially Removed From Release Schedule

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Last summer's Terminator Genisys was a commercial disappointment in the US, but proved to be more of a success at the international box office. However, the sequel that was planned for 2017 may be no longer happening, with Paramount removing the film from its release slate.

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As Deadline reports, two sequels to Genisys had been scheduled, the second set for a 2018 release. But with neither film now included in the release schedule, the future of the long-running sci-fi action franchise has become unclear.

Terminator Genisys finished its theatrical run with a worldwide gross of $440 million, with only $90 million of this made in US cinemas. Despite early claims that the franchise was on hold, in October producer Dana Goldberg stated that it was still an "active property". She told The Wrap at the time: "[We will use] data and research to do a worldwide study and really talk to audiences about what they loved, and what maybe didn't work for them, so that the next step we take with the franchise is the right one."

James Cameron, the writer and director of the original 1984 film and its 1991 sequel, will regain control of the rights to the property in 2019.

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