Full disclosure, Terminator 2 is my favorite movie. I like it more than Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Seven Samurai, Barry Lyndon, 2001, Mulholland Drive, you name a movie, and I like Terminator 2 more. Some of it has to do with how I grew up watching it a lot. Some of it has to do with the fact that Terminator: Judgment Day was my favorite arcade game as a child. Some of it has to do with how incredibly awesome that movie is.
This fact makes the ongoing decline in quality for the franchise particularly painful for me. It also makes this latest bit of Terminator news more exciting than it probably should be. J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Changeling, Ninja Assassin) is teaming up with artist Pete Wood, with whom he already wrote Terminator Salvation: Final Battle, to narrate the end of the machine war in comic book form.
It’s slim pickings for us Terminator fans these days. The coming reboot, hopefully to be directed by Game Of Thrones’ fantastic Alan Taylor (he also directed the Mad Men pilot, what a champ), is still years away if it’s happening at all. I’ll take the table scraps in the meantime.
Though I am disappointed the epic battle won’t be resolved on screen, it’s a bit of a relief that we can probably avoid another CGI Schwarzenegger debacle. What little is known of the plot can be gleaned from the first issue’s plot summary. “Hopping between the future and the past, this sweeping, 12-issue epic counts down the end of the Machine War — but not the one fans expect! Everything’s at stake, and the fates of Skynet and John Connor will be told!”
Sounds pretty neat! Are you guys going to read it? Would you rather it was a movie? Who’s going to go back and undo all of the movies after the second one, so we can keep that glorious franchise at its previous level of excellence? Accepting volunteers below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter