Earlier this year McG said that he expected the ending of Terminator Salvation would “piss off a lot of people”, and now we know what that ending would have been (it has since been changed).
That was at a time when there was a very dark ending. There was a great irony in the way this film shook down. There was this leak that Connor dies and they put Connor’s face on top of the machine body of Marcus. Everybody went, “Booooooo, what’s that?” That’s half of it [the ending]. We had a jet-black ending. Connor dies, we’re in a room with all the people we care about. You take Connor’s likeness, you put it on the living machine of Marcus. He sits up, now looking like Christian Bale, takes a gun, kills Kate, kills Kyle, kills Star, kills everybody, eyes flare red, [snaps] the end.
If this ending was still part of the film I think it would piss off a lot of people. Everyone goes into a movie expecting a happy and fulfilling conclusion, so this would have been a major shock to the system. I quite like it when movies do something different so I would probably enjoyed this ending (despite the murdering).
To see the new ending we’ll have to go and see the film in a few weeks time.