News: Will the Terminator Franchise Be Back?
Skydance CCO Dana Goldberg recently appeared at TheWrap's 6th Annual Media Leadership Conference this week and talked about the performance of Terminator: Genisys and reports of the franchise being put on hold.
"We're ultimately happy with overall worldwide numbers. Do I wish we would have done better domestically? Absolutely. Happily, we live in the world where the domestic number had a level of importance 10 or 15 years ago — I'm not saying it's not important, it is — but we have to play to a worldwide market. In terms of Terminator, the worldwide market paid attention, but we're not taking the domestic number lightly.
Do we intend to have a next step of Terminator? Yes, we do...I wouldn't say on hold, so much as re-adjusting. At Skydance, when we talk movies, we talk universes, even more than franchises. So the idea of a Terminator TV show fits into that universe. All the steps have to be taken in unison.[We're assembling] 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 we take with the franchise is the right one. We are not going to begin production at the beginning of next year, because again, it would be silly to not have to worry about what audiences have to say."
It sounds like great spin, but they can't deny the worldwide gross of $440,160,956.
Source: The Wrap