Apparently, the sequel to Terminator Salvation will involve John Connor traveling back in time to before Judgement Day.
Here is a quote from Film Journal…
“As he puts the finishing touches on Terminator Salvation, McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. ‘I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.’”
Robert Patrick in the sequels? Sounds kinda cool. I am onboard as long as they somehow tie everything in to the original films and make the insane logic of time-travel make sense.
Maybe I’m asking too much. But I’m glad to know that they are thinking outside the box for the sequels to this summer’s blockbuster