When it was revealed that McG would be directing Terminator Salvation most people were a little pessimistic, considering the fact he was the man behind Charlies Angels and its sequel. However, on a number of occasions we were told by McG that he had the blessing of James Cameron, who directed the first two Terminator films all those years ago. This made people feel at ease. If James Cameron is backing the film, why shouldn’t we?
Well now, according to an interview with Cameron, he did not give his blessing to Terminator Salvation
Q. Are you involved at all in the Christian Bale production of Terminator 4?
It could be a big steaming pile or it could be brilliant. Sam Worthington is in the Avatar and the new Terminator and he likes the script, but I never saw it. There was no blessing involved.
People thought that Cameron had something to do with Sam Worthington landing a part in the film, having worked on Avatar. Was McG just saying he had his blessing to stop the fans complaining or is James Cameron being awkward but not saying he did?