So in addition to the new television show "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", yet another continuation of the Terminator saga will be coming. Warner Bros. has announced that their film entitled "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" will be released on May 22, 2009, with Christian Bale in the pivotal role of John Connor. There's apparently not much known about the story, but it's planned to be a trilogy of films that begins after Judgement Day, after Skynet has already destroyed a significant number of humans, and John Connor leads a group of survivors to try to stop the machines. The events of the TV show are supposed to take place after the third Terminator movie, and the events of the new movie are then supposed to take place after the events of the TV show. I don't think it will quite be the parts of the fight that we've already seen, when the network of resistance fighters has already been established, but rather, the beginnings of John becoming a leader and gathering a following, which should be really exciting and interesting to see. Hey, they have to win - they're being led by Batman! However, can I just say that as much as I like Liam Neeson, he damn well better not be cast as some wise sage in this film.
I would expect that Kyle Reese would be in the story, if not the first film then at least by the second or third film since he plays such an important role in the fight. It will be interesting to see whether they incorporate the recently created character of Derek Reese in the film. Warner Bros. does also produce the television show, so it shouldn't be a problem.
Neither James Cameron nor Arnold Schwarzenegger are affiliated with this new project.
I absolutely loved "Terminator" and "T2". I was not all that pleased with "T3", but I also love "T2-3D", the Terminator-themed show at Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with this movie.