It was revealed back in October that the highly-anticipated Terminator 6 will start shooting in spring 2018, but now it has been confirmed by Arnold Schwarzenegger that production will begin a bit later. Over the weekend, Schwarzenegger was in Columbus, Ohio for the 30th Anniversary celebration of the bodybuilding event known as The Arnold Classic, where the actor offered an update on Terminator 6, revealing that filming will now begin this summer.
Cameron wasn’t involved with the third movie either, and while it’s a fun action film in its own way, it’s a essentially a lukewarm remake of the second movie. The series only declined in quality from there. 2009’s Terminator: Salvation managed to snag Christian Bale to play John Connor, but a patchy script – one constantly being rewritten during the shoot – and lackluster pacing meant it failed to relaunch the series. The last sequel, Terminator: Genisys, saw the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the film itself received a near-universe panning, focusing on the convoluted plot and uninvolving action sequences.
Arnold's confirmation of the shooting dates comes just a few weeks after rumors claimed that production would be pushed back to either May or June, lasting until November. That report also claimed that filming would take place in Mexico, Budapest, Spain, and the U.K., although Schwarzenegger wouldn't confirm any filming locations in this latest interview. It has previously been confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reunite with Linda Hamilton, who comes back as Sarah Connor in this movie, which will be a direct sequel to James Cameron's iconic 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and will reportedly ignore the events of 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2009's Terminator: Salvation and 2015's Terminator: Genisys.