However,Cameron will be getting the rights back to many parts of the franchise in 2019, and it looks like he’s planning to get a new Terminator movie made when he does. He’s teaming up with David Ellison’s Skydance Productions, which currently owns the rights (and will retain rights to aspects of Terminator created after the first movie) to create something which is currently being described as a conclusion for the franchise. Unsurprisingly, as he’s got four Avatar sequels to make, he won’t be directing the film, with Deadline reporting that he’s hoping to bring in Deadpool helmer Tim Miller to direct it.
Cameron will be involved though, acting in a ‘godfather’ capacity, to help ensure that the story, script and production stay on track. There is no news though on what the film will be, or whether Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved in any way.
Cameron has previously been involved in books and comics that followed the T2 continuity, ignoring the movies that followed, so it’s possible this film will do the same. Indeed, with its time travel premise, the continuity of the series has got so convoluted, it wouldn’t be difficult to find a way to wipe out everything post T2 (which Genisys sort of did anyway).
At the moment the film is several years away, so currently the possibilities for it are wide open.