Assuming the Genisys time line is only one. How can another Terminator movie be done without being stupid or a re-boot?

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    There is no way that they can make another sequel without it being stupid.
    – Valorum
    Jan 11, 2016 at 21:03
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    @Richard Why change course now?
    – Politank-Z
    Jan 11, 2016 at 21:17
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    Why assume the Genisys timeline is the only one? The writers of Genisys didn't, they said in interviews they imagined a multiverse model (see their answer to "Where does the Matt Smith Skynet come from at the beginning of the movie" here).
    – Hypnosifl
    Jan 11, 2016 at 21:18
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    Ian Malcom has your answer: "You were so busy with whether or not you could you didn't stop to think if you should" ;)
    – NKCampbell
    Jan 11, 2016 at 22:06

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Uncertain. The Terminator franchise is on hold.

Given the mixed reception and underwhelming box office performance of Terminator: Genisys, it was announced by producer David Ellison that there are no longer are any plans to produce a sequel that ties up the loose ends in Genisys, and the Terminator franchise as a whole is now on hold.

Read these for instance:

Given the negative reaction, it seems that the Genisys timeline has been abandoned, in contrast to your assumption. If the Terminator franchise is resurrected, it is very unlikely to pick up from where Genisys leaves off.



At the end of Genisys, we see that

John Connor survived.

He will inevitably attempt to rebuild Skynet. Judgment Day has once again only been delayed.

Edit: I may be wrong about exactly what survived, but something did. See this article.

  • Please explain how John Connor survives. Am I missing some post credits info? Jan 11, 2016 at 21:21
  • @chanjoobrown, yes it was post credits.
    – Josh
    Jan 11, 2016 at 21:26
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    I think the "infant" Skynet of that timeline survived, not John Connor.
    – Hypnosifl
    Jan 11, 2016 at 22:14
  • @Hypnosifl Yes, (Matt Smith) survived.
    – Adeptus
    Jan 12, 2016 at 0:17

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