Terminator 6 is on the way whether we want one or not and now we have a release date. In an extended interview with The Hollywood Reporter director Tim Miller and producer James Cameron about the movie and gives us the July 26, 2019 release date. At the moment it’s up against an Untitled Sony Animation project but the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Top Gun: Maverick and The Lion King all come out the previous weeks. That is some pretty stiff competition.
Director Tim Miller was asked about leaving Deadpool 2 to take on Terminator 6.
To some degree, all the stories that I love are based on pre-existing materials as either a book I love or a movie I love. And I don’t make a whole lot of distinction between those two things. Story is story. I mean, I wanted to make Deadpool 2. I was going to do that, until I wasn’t. So, there was that, which took up about seven months of my time. But even then, David and I were talking, like after Deadpool 2, it was going to be this [Terminator].
Miller went on to talk about leaving Deadpool and how he’s glad he gets to tell a “new” story.
I felt like there was more stories to tell there, but I’m happy that somebody else is telling them. And I’ve got to tell you, there was a sense of relief in that I get to do something new versus Deadpool 2. I think it would’ve been a great movie, but it was also going to be a continuation of what we had done. This really is gave me a chance to do something new.
Cameron was then asked about giving his franchise over to another person.
Look, we’re both taking a risk. That’s the nature of the director-producer relationship. But I feel really confident. We’re already about seven or eight months into the creative process, and we haven’t killed each other yet. There’s been some fur flying, but it’s always been for the right reason. I feel Tim’s commitment. I feel David’s commitment. They feel my commitment. That’s it. We’re brothers-in-arms at this point.