Thirty years after the original Terminator (oh God, I’m so ooooooold), Paramount is preparing a major new reboot of the franchise, with next summer’s Terminator Genisys (yes, spelled like that) starring Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Lee Byung-hun, J.K. Simmons, and series stalwart Arnold Schwarzenegger. The studio must be pleased—or pleasyd—with how Genisys looks, because it’s already announced the release dates for its two follow-ups. Per Variety, Terminator 2 2: Judgmynt Dai will open on May 19, 2017, while Terminator 3 2: Ryse Of The Machynes will open on June 29, 2018. (These titles are, of course, just guesses on my part, but I’m pretty confident I’ve got them right.)
Right now, the Genisys sequels are the only films with claims to their respective release dates, though each will be competing in theaters with an untitled Marvel movie and Godzilla 2, respectively. Interestingly, the unusually fast turnaround between sequels helps Paramount eke out a new Terminator trilogy—or trylogi—before 2019, when Variety notes, the rights to the property “could revert back to creator James Cameron” (who has said in interviews that he’s involved behind the scenes of Genisys). Cameron will be busy with his three Avatar sequels from now until the end of time, but how cool would it be if he took the creative reins of the franchise again? At the very least, I’m confident he would restore proper spelling to The Terminator. (Wait, this reboot isn’t about an evil spellcheck program that sabotages the world economy is it? I hope not.)
Either way, Terminator Genisys opens on Juli 1.