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Terminator Genisys

Marketing for the big releases next year are well under way, and now Paramount have decided to test the water this coming Thursday with the release of the Terminator: Genisys trailer. With the controversy surrounding the images that were released by EW recently, and the story details that have emerged lately, fans are already bracing themselves for more mediocre affair following the release of the terrible McG directed disaster, Terminator Salvation. There has obviously been an effort from director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) – or at least we hope so – to make a decent film, and we have the original T-800Arnold Schwartzenegger – back on board and not some crappy gimmicky CGI version of him. (more…)

I was born in the 80s, raised in the 90s. I’m of the generation where girls were taught to scream Girl Power! at the top of our lungs by the Spice Girls. It didn’t matter whether you were facing aliens or robots because Ripley and Sarah Connor had your back. I watched Buffy Summers slay vampires by night and struggle through adolescence by day. I saw Sailor Moon and The Powerpuff Girls save the day hundreds of times, all before bed time. But now?

What happened to the Girl Power of the 90s? What happened to ladies kickin’ ass and taking charge? Where did the female action stars go? What happened to the superwomen?

DC Women Kicking Ass, a phenomenal blog that’s always up to date with female superhero news, picked up on these comments made by Marvel Entertainment CCO Joe Quesada at the recent Kapow! Comic Con.  Reported by Ain’t It Cool News, Quesada talked about the possibility Marvel would make a movie with a female superhero in the lead,

In a chat afterwards, Joe told me that he’d love to make a tentpole movie with a female lead, but that he really doesn’t think there is an actress right now who could carry it, or a character that would work either.

Uh, cool, I think. At first he’s seems excited by the prospect of a female-led superhero movie then turns around and tells us there’s no female character or actress who could make it work. I can’t say I agree with him. Isn’t Black Widow and Scarlet Johansson proof a movie with a female superhero and a capable actress is within their grasp? They just need to seize the opportunity.

To makes things even weirder, Quesada followed up this comment with promising talk about a Ms. Marvel movie. Wha-? Abby Chandler of Badhaven reported Quesada told her,

A script for a Ms/Captain Marvel movie is ready to go. They just needed an actress. Marvel are having a meeting in a couple of weeks and will be ready to announce some films then … He said we’d be pleasantly surprised.

Okay. So Ms. Marvel is a a female character who could get her own movie, but without any capable actress around it probably won’t happen soon. Yet they’re promising film announcements that will pleasantly surprise us? Could this be the Black Widow movie that would just make so much freakin’ sense right now? Or maybe the Wasp plays an integral role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man film?

I’m so confused by the mixed messages Quesada presented. Why won’t anyone give the female-led action movie a shot? Was The Hunger Games a fluke? Where are today’s Ripleys, Sarah Connors, and Buffys? I just don’t get it.

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Justin Lin and Hollywood producer Megan Ellison are working to get another Terminator movie happening. Is this a good thing? Who knows.

MovieHole spoke with Lin about this Terminator project and about the possibility of bringing Sarah Connor back into the mix.

[The Terminator franchise has] gone through a change in ownership and I have a very clear idea because I’m a huge… There’s huge part of my life when I was a kid, I love that franchise and I have a very clear idea of what… If they’re going to do another one what that would be. And also, I think the other element that’s necessary is to really find the right group of people to execute that.

So again, I have my criteria set and if it’s not right, I shouldn’t make it. I think a lot of the stuff has been very good, we’ll see how everything fleshes out on that end too.

About working with Ellison and meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Yeah. Megan [Ellison]‘s been great and I sit down and talk to Arnold and stuff and we’ll have to see. I mean it’s very early on. There’s no script or anything like that. But it’s actually really good to be able to kind of articulate, and someone like Arnold obviously such… He’s so integral to do the franchise, to be able to have that kind of this close with him also…. I think that you know if the right version, if you go back to the thematic drives of the first one especially, I think that’s a way to be able to reengage with that franchise.

Perhaps this interview was really badly transcribed, but what it sounds like there is Lin is making a comment about Schwarzenegger’s ability to articulate himself. Or maybe it’s just the racist in me. Whatever.

Moving on to Lin’s thoughts about having Sarah Connor back in the game:

I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone…. like leukemia and… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.

Any thoughts on Lin’s capabilities and where this franchise should go, guys?

Source: Geek Tyrant

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