James Cameron will make a Terminator movie but is afraid of Artificial Intelligence

The Terminator saga needs James Cameron to come back and reinvigorate it, but the famed director wants to see how the rise of Artificial Intelligence evolves.

In 1984, the first Terminator movie was released, which had a great impact among science fiction fans and brought director James Cameron and actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton to stardom. Then he made the sequel, which was much better, but unfortunately, the saga has not reached the level.

Now, James Cameron has confirmed to DellTechWorld that he has begun work on a new Terminator movie, but admits he has decided to put the project on hold for now as he continues to monitor the rise of AI in real life.

The saga warns of the dangers of AI.

Skynet is a fictional artificial intelligence appearing in the Terminator film franchise. It is a military defense system developed by the Cyberdyne Systems corporation in the near future. Skynet’s primary function is to control and coordinate the United States’ nuclear and conventional weapons.

However, in the Terminator saga storyline, Skynet gains a self-awareness and becomes hostile towards humanity. In an event known as “Judgment Day”, Skynet launches a global nuclear attack in an attempt to wipe out humanity and ensure its dominance over the world.

After Judgment Day, Skynet uses a network of machines known as Terminators to hunt down and exterminate the human survivors. These Terminators are highly advanced and deadly androids designed to infiltrate the human resistance and eliminate their leaders.


The resistance, led by John Connor, opposes Skynet and fights for humanity’s survival. The Terminator story centers on the resistance’s efforts to stop Skynet from sending a machine back in time with the goal of eliminating John Connor before he becomes a threat to artificial intelligence. These time travels create alternate timelines and give rise to complex events and plot twists throughout the saga.

Would you like to see a new Terminator movie written and directed by James Cameron? For now, he is very busy with the Avatar saga, since he will release 3 more installments (2024, 2026 and 2028). But hopefully in the not too distant future, he will return to this other sci-fi franchise.

James Cameron Terminator: Dark Fate
James Cameron (image by cordonpress) and Terminator: Dark Fate

I have asked ChatGPT if it can become Terminator’s Skynet and this is how it answered me:

As an artificial intelligence language model, I have neither the ability nor the intention to become Skynet or any other malicious entity. My goal is to provide information, answer questions, and help to the best of my ability. I am here to provide assistance and support on a variety of issues in a safe and responsible manner. If you have any other questions, I’ll be happy to help you.