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McG Talks Terminator Salvation Sequels

Published April 15, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, MTV
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I have to admit that my curiosity has peaked on the changed ending of Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. That is, if anything has been changed at all. McG has surfaced to discuss the film's sequel(s) and does admit that its ending is very open ended. While that's a good way to launch a trilogy, these sorts of endings sometimes hurt the film itself.

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Sequels

MTV caught up with McG to discuss the Terminator sequels and how the director wants Robert Patrick to return to the franchise. He's still got his fingers crossed for an entire trilogy.

“If we have good fortune we have indeed planned out two more ‘Terminator’ pictures,” explained the director, keeping his fingers crossed that “Salvation” opens strongly on May 21st. “There’s an arc of story [in the new sequels].”

This arc will be left open with the ending of “Salvation,” which will point to a “Terminator 5” film. “The ending is indeed elliptical,” McG told us. ‘And it challenges the audience. It’s not a happy little bow of an ending at all. The ending is tough and requires reflection, and in some degrees it bifurcates the audience. You walk back to the car and one person thinks it means this, and the other person thinks it means that.”

So what's the odds of this trilogy wrapping off properly?

“I would never presume there would be another picture - that is up to the audience,” he explained. “But if the audience jumps up and likes it and wants another one, Christian and I have been talking about it and we’ll see what happens.”

“You have to see how the film is received,” McG added. “And that’s in the hands of the fans.”

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins opens to theaters on May 22nd.

For the trailers, posters, stills and more movie info, go to the Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Movie Page.

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