Paramount confirmed yesterday that a new Terminator trilogy is indeed in the works, reports AP. It isn't saying whether Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back in the lead role, but the star himself seems to have let that slip earlier this month, notes the BBC. "I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator," he said in Australia. Or was he playing politics? The LA Times takes that statement back a notch: "It’s expected in Hollywood circles that he’ll have a role of some kind." The release date is June 2015, and there's no word on who will direct.
The original franchise trilogy earned more than $1 billion worldwide, with Terminator Salvation—and a computer-generated Schwarzenegger—pulling in $371 million, per Entertainment Weekly. The new movie might have tough competition from another blockbuster franchise: Star Wars Episode 7 is due to be out about the same time.