8 Upcoming Sequels Nobody Ever Thought Would Happen

1. Terminator 6

Glass M Night Shyamalan
Skydance Productions

The last Terminator film, with its infuriating subtitle ("Genisys?" Come on!) and impenetrable excuse for a plot, was a critical and commercial failure. As a result, the future of the franchise looked bleak, though few presumably thought it marked a true end to the series. Hollywood is obsessed with all things Terminator, after all.

So, no, the fact we're getting a brand new Terminator film isn't that surprising in itself. This time it's all to do with what this particular entry in the canon represents. And that's because it's going to do the one thing that Terminator fans have been hoping and praying for ever since Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the last properly good film in the franchise: it will follow James Cameron's classic as a true, bonafide sequel.

Ever since Judgment day, after all, fans have been handed sequels that did everything in their power to move the story in awkward directions nobody wanted. Really all we wanted to see was Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, the real Sarah Connor, doing awesome stuff in the wake of Judgment Day. And that appears to be the film that Terminator 6 - with James Cameron producing - is shaping up to be.

Set to star Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton (!), and Mackenzie Davis, Terminator 6 will be directed by Deadpool's Tim Miller (yay!) and will supposedly erase much of the nonsense ushered in by all those awful sequels. Finally - after almost three decades - fans will get the sequel they deserve. Expect to see it on July 26, 2019.

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Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.