In a recent interview, James Cameron, spoke about the Terminator films and the possibility of casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Avatar sequels.
The director discussed the fims in the iconic sci-fi franchise during an Ask Me Anything Reddit community interview. As the anticipation for Terminator 5: Genesis builds up a lot of Redditers were curious about what Cameron, who directed the original in 1984, thought of the other films in the franchise. Cameron confessed to the fact that he was definitely not impressed by Terminator 3 and 4.
"I'm not big fans of the films, I think that the big ideas of the first movies - I didn't make the second film until I had an idea as big as the first film, and it had to do with the moral complexity of the story, and asking the audience by the end of the film to cry for a Terminator," he said.
He went on to be more specific about his dislike of the successors of the series and even the television spin-off the Sarah Connor Chronicles.
"I don't think that the 3rd or 4th film lived up to that potential. Sarah Connor Chronicles I never really watched much of it, so I never gave it a chance I get to get hooked, like you have to with a TV series," he said. "I'm hopeful that the new films, which are being made right now as a reboot, but still involving Arnold [Schwarzenegger], will be good. From what I've seen from afar, it looks like they will be quite good."
While talking about the Avatar sequels, he was asked if he would consider casting Schwarzenegger for the film.
"As of right now, he and I have not discussed it, and I don't see a role as the scripts are coming together that would be appropriate for him, so I would say probably not," he said.
Watch a trailer for The Terminator here: