Terminator Salvation was not much praised by the hard-core Terminator fans, but the film did pretty well worldwide. And movie sequel is definitely planned. Director McG has been talking to IGN about Terminator 5:
“One of the problems is that in a post-apocalyptic world, everybody’s a little bummed out because your brother melted… your friends are gone. Everything went haywire. So the idea is to play with one of the tried and true rules of the franchise – time travel – and introduce it in this picture. I don’t want to share too much, but let’s just say it’s very, very likely that John Connor is going to end up running through rooms like this where he knows something that none of us know. And I think that is a platform for great storytelling. Because I always love it when [Kyle] Reese is in our world, as you saw in the first picture, and everybody thinks he’s out of his [expletive] mind and he knows and he can’t afford to be concerned. And he’s got to convince someone he cares about to come with him! And that’s one of the engines. And we’ll have a much more clearly defined antagonist in the new picture. It will be more of a chase movie with a new Terminator that is on your ass. “
Mcg is taming down the potential plot (that was about an all-out attack/invasion of Future Skynet into our time) he previously revealed for Terminator 5. Now it sounds like John Connor would come back to our time with ‘only’ a nasty Terminator to chase him (yep like in ‘good old time’).
Well, he should stick to the invasion plot rather than planing one more useless chase movie. ;-P