How many time-traveling naked entities would you like to see in your immediate future? With Terminator Salvation ready to explode onto cinema screens on May 21, director McG is thinking about the next potential installment of the burgeoning franchise. "They've figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity," he told Film Journal International in a very interesting, lengthy interview. "John Connor is going to travel back in time and he's going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion."
Set in 2018, Terminator Salvation takes place in a post-Judgment Day world in which Skynet has not yet figured out how to travel through time. McG says, "I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011." With the ability to send more than one "naked entity" through time, "you're going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare," the director enthused, "which I think is going to be f**king awesome."
McG again floated the idea that Robert Patrick (or a scientist "that's going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick") will make an appearance, "talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves." Pardon me if I hold my enthusiasm for the next installment until I see TS. (Warner Brothers evidently is taking a similar 'wait and see' approach.) Also, the idea of a futuristic military battling modern-day armies sounds vaguely familiar, doesn't it? Based on the trailers and clips you've seen of Terminator Salvation, are you salivating at the prospect of Terminator 5?