‘Terminator Genisys’ Director Pretty Much Confirms Studios Pay too Much Attention to the Internet

Kudos to Terminator Genisys director Alan Taylor for not avoiding the question when recently asked about what seemed to be incredibly spoiler-filled trailers and marketing for the upcoming sequel. If you’re unsure of what I’m referring to and would like to remain in the dark you’ll want to stop reading now, otherwise, let’s forge on.

The trailers have given us not only a peek at old Arnold Schwarzenegger battling with a CG version of his 1984 self from the original The Terminator, but given away the fact Jason Clarke‘s John Connor in the new film is in fact a Terminator. In an interview with Uproxx, the interviewer says they wished they hadn’t known these plot details from the trailer to which Taylor says, “Yeah, it’s funny; I certainly directed those scenes with the intention that no one would know. One of my favorite moments – and I think Jason Clarke did a great job with it – is when he walks into the hospital in 2017 and everything from there until the turn, you’re supposed to think, Oh man, this is great.

As for how it happened, Taylor adds, “I know there was kind of a challenging calculus going on in the heads of those who market this thing to decide that this was the right thing to do. I think they felt like they had to send a strong message to a very wary audience that there was something new, that this was going to new territory. They were concerned that people were misperceiving this as kind of a reboot, and none of us wanted to reboot two perfect movies by James Cameron. I think they felt they had to do something game-changing in how the film was being perceived.”


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