“I’ll be back” isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s an inevitable truth. 30 years since he first traveled back in time and landed in our present day to deal with the Connors, Arnold Schwarzenegger will return for another crack at the franchise in next summer’s “Terminator: Genisys.” But clearly, the former Governator has aged, and he isn’t the unfeeling killing machine he used to be. So how will the filmmakers explain the wrinkles around his eyes? Well, none other than James Cameron himself met with producers and gave them the ingredients they needed to push on with another Terminator adventure that could include Arnie.
“I pointed out that the outer covering [of the Terminator] was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age,” he told the audience LA’s Egyptian Theatre following a recent screening of “The Terminator” (via Deadline). “You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered.”
We guess that’s the explanation we’ll have to live with, though we wonder if you were building a cyborg killing machine, why would you care if it had the ability to age or not. But anyway, this is a franchise whose whole time travel concept doesn’t always make the most sense. Is this explanation satisfying enough to look past and see where the story goes next? Find out on July 1st.