McG suspects Terminator 5 is going to take place in a pre-Judgment Day 2011

terminator salvation bale worthington ImageTerminator Salvation takes place in 2018 where Skynet and the machines are running the show. John Connor (Christian Bale) is leading the human resistance who are trying to stay alive and take down Skynet. However, for the sequel McG has suggested that we may see John Connor battling machines in a modern day 2011.

From Film Journal:

“I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome.

I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

McG has said in the past that he has a outline for the new trilogy, so this will no doubt be part of the master plan. I wonder where the third film will take place? When you introduce time travel anything is possible. Skynet vs. the dinosaurs anyone?

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  • steve

    with time travel you also get away with no continuity between the films, just say it's happening in an alternate timeline – (exactly how they explained Terminator The Sara Connor Chronicles).

    According to T3, Judgment day is/was July 24, 2004. So unless they view T3 as not cannon (which is odd because Cameron gave T3 his blessing, and was happy with it), they are really messing with continuity.

    I'm not saying going back in time to 2011 would be bad, but make it count, and not a giant hole in the movie's continuity.

    That all being said, I would simply love to see a T-800 kill John Connor in the 6th movie. (The T-800 from T3 claimed this), and I see it as a fitting end to the series.

  • http://blog.deadlycomputer.dom/ steve

    with time travel you also get away with no continuity between the films, just say it's happening in an alternate timeline – (exactly how they explained Terminator The Sara Connor Chronicles).

    According to T3, Judgment day is/was July 24, 2004. So unless they view T3 as not cannon (which is odd because Cameron gave T3 his blessing, and was happy with it), they are really messing with continuity.

    I'm not saying going back in time to 2011 would be bad, but make it count, and not a giant hole in the movie's continuity.

    That all being said, I would simply love to see a T-800 kill John Connor in the 6th movie. (The T-800 from T3 claimed this), and I see it as a fitting end to the series.

  • zach

    right on well said. but i wish they could also use time travle through demensions, showing judment day in 1997, and the future of 2029, like said in the original, but you know they dont want to fuck people heads up any more than the have…but it would be cool to make every thing including the tv show count…instead of disregarding every thing…its all Terminator lor.

  • zach

    right on well said. but i wish they could also use time travle through demensions, showing judment day in 1997, and the future of 2029, like said in the original, but you know they dont want to fuck people heads up any more than the have…but it would be cool to make every thing including the tv show count…instead of disregarding every thing…its all Terminator lor.

  • zach

    well said. but i wish they would show judgment day of 1997 and the future 0f 2029 like they said in the future…that would be awsome maybe time travle through demensions…but they probly dont want to fuck with the peoples heads more than they already have…but it would be cool to make every thing said in all the films and the tv show count instead of picking and choosing, its all TERMINATOR lore.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Nemogbr Nemogbr

      Too many people would complain along with mainstream reviewers. Time travel logic annoys people without imagination.

  • zach

    well said. but i wish they would show judgment day of 1997 and the future 0f 2029 like they said in the future…that would be awsome maybe time travle through demensions…but they probly dont want to fuck with the peoples heads more than they already have…but it would be cool to make every thing said in all the films and the tv show count instead of picking and choosing, its all TERMINATOR lore.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Nemogbr Nemogbr

      Too many people would complain along with mainstream reviewers. Time travel logic annoys people without imagination.

  • JCA

    This idea that McG has for a 5th Terminator movie is F@#$ING RETARTED. They should just stop now and leave the story where it is. He is going to complety destroy the terminator franchise.

  • JCA

    This idea that McG has for a 5th Terminator movie is F@#$ING RETARTED. They should just stop now and leave the story where it is. He is going to complety destroy the terminator franchise.

  • terminatorfanfanfan

    Weeee areee noot interested in this new T5 fdsjafhj idea ! This is the world's biggest madness, and joke… This idea must be terminate…and continue the film where the T4 ended with normal ideas and the rules what J.Cameron wrote down… Only the T-1000 topic is what we fans like, but the other……………:(:( :(

  • terminatorfanfanfan

    Weeee areee noot interested in this new T5 fdsjafhj idea ! This is the world's biggest madness, and joke… This idea must be terminate…and continue the film where the T4 ended with normal ideas and the rules what J.Cameron wrote down… Only the T-1000 topic is what we fans like, but the other……………:(:( :(

  • Josh

    NO!! I wish somebody powerful would just ask me please “what can we do to (if we want to make another Terminator Movie) what can I as a director do? How will my story be? Listen. Enough!! We don't need anymore surprises, because T3 already surprised us enough!! WE THE FANS KNOW WHAT THE STORY IS!! WE JUST NEED TO SEE IT VISUALLY!! To be honest I already have a plan I can make my own script, and still follow the story! What I would do is this!! (LOL my idea for the T5) The year is 2026. Skynet is developing new and special ways to destroy us. John Conner blew up the computer factory in San Fransisco after encountering the t-800 prototype. Which wasn't at all very important considering the fact that the prototype failed. Kyle Reese has grown up, John Conner's children had grown up. To develop into the most advance tech com unit! Now since we rushed to see the t-600's and the unstoppable t-800, we cannot really show too much of the t-400s. But since t-800 was the prototype, SkyNet has to learn from its mistakes right? So we have learned that Marcus Wright has defeated the t-800. SkyNet needs something of more a human R&D project and to actually gives these cyborgs like a more serious control over them. Kinda like “The Terminator: Dawn of Fate game.” Now 2027 hits, we can actually see the more serious development the T-800 (we see how the skynet software for the T-800 was actually intended to travel back in time in T1. example the search and destroy tracker system when in T1 after the club shooting scene, when the Terminator was chasing Kylie and Sarah) That part I got ahead, but humans will be turned into a cyborg type thingy, and they will be simulated on the field by skynet. that when hit or killed they will just turn into liquid. (the future development of the T-1000 and TX) Lol see!! After this is all said and done, we will forget seeing T3 and just continue after T2. (because we were actually forced to continue with more Terminator Movies after the chip and the arm, and Cyberdyne and Dyson were all destoryed, but somehow things would eventually be surfaced and we will see that it relates to the first two films of the Terminator. I would def. at the end have skynet perfect cold fusion in order to have a successful time travel!! I would put Arnold in there as the finalized T-800 prototype (the same as the first Terminator in T1, actually the exact). Robert Patrick as the revived liquid simulated solders (200 cybernetic liquid simulated solders, not exactly terminators) Christian Bale as John Conner the leader of the resistance, Tech-Com, not as a solder though. Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese, being more protected so John Conner can save him to go back to 1984. (sort of like a secret weapon) I want everything to be as though as it was in the first terminator movie. Plus with Reese, in Salvation he was the prime target, so it will fall right into place, we will not alter no future!! I'am not a University of Pittsburgh student with a major in the sciences for nothing!!!

  • Josh

    NO!! I wish somebody powerful would just ask me please “what can we do to (if we want to make another Terminator Movie) what can I as a director do? How will my story be? Listen. Enough!! We don't need anymore surprises, because T3 already surprised us enough!! WE THE FANS KNOW WHAT THE STORY IS!! WE JUST NEED TO SEE IT VISUALLY!! To be honest I already have a plan I can make my own script, and still follow the story! What I would do is this!! (LOL my idea for the T5) The year is 2026. Skynet is developing new and special ways to destroy us. John Conner blew up the computer factory in San Fransisco after encountering the t-800 prototype. Which wasn't at all very important considering the fact that the prototype failed. Kyle Reese has grown up, John Conner's children had grown up. To develop into the most advance tech com unit! Now since we rushed to see the t-600's and the unstoppable t-800, we cannot really show too much of the t-400s. But since t-800 was the prototype, SkyNet has to learn from its mistakes right? So we have learned that Marcus Wright has defeated the t-800. SkyNet needs something of more a human R&D project and to actually gives these cyborgs like a more serious control over them. Kinda like “The Terminator: Dawn of Fate game.” Now 2027 hits, we can actually see the more serious development the T-800 (we see how the skynet software for the T-800 was actually intended to travel back in time in T1. example the search and destroy tracker system when in T1 after the club shooting scene, when the Terminator was chasing Kylie and Sarah) That part I got ahead, but humans will be turned into a cyborg type thingy, and they will be simulated on the field by skynet. that when hit or killed they will just turn into liquid. (the future development of the T-1000 and TX) Lol see!! After this is all said and done, we will forget seeing T3 and just continue after T2. (because we were actually forced to continue with more Terminator Movies after the chip and the arm, and Cyberdyne and Dyson were all destoryed, but somehow things would eventually be surfaced and we will see that it relates to the first two films of the Terminator. I would def. at the end have skynet perfect cold fusion in order to have a successful time travel!! I would put Arnold in there as the finalized T-800 prototype (the same as the first Terminator in T1, actually the exact). Robert Patrick as the revived liquid simulated solders (200 cybernetic liquid simulated solders, not exactly terminators) Christian Bale as John Conner the leader of the resistance, Tech-Com, not as a solder though. Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese, being more protected so John Conner can save him to go back to 1984. (sort of like a secret weapon) I want everything to be as though as it was in the first terminator movie. Plus with Reese, in Salvation he was the prime target, so it will fall right into place, we will not alter no future!! I'am not a University of Pittsburgh student with a major in the sciences for nothing!!!