While speaking at The Wrap's annual media leadership conference, TheGrill, Skydance Media's chief creative officer Dana Goldberg discussed the future of The Terminator as a franchise. "I wouldn't say [plans are] on hold," she said. "So much as re-adjusting."
After obtaining the rights in collaboration with Annapurna Pictures, the company quickly put Terminator: Genisys into production. It was met with a tepid response in the US, but did fair business overseas. "We're ultimately happy with overall worldwide numbers. Do I wish we would have done better domestically? Absolutely," she said. She noted domestic box office does not carry the importance it once did, but "we're not taking the domestic number lightly." At the same time, the company is committed to playing to a "worldwide market."
"We are not going to begin production at the beginning of next year," she said, citing plans to conduct a "worldwide study" to learn what audiences want from the series. "It would be silly to not have to worry about what audiences have to say," she continued.
She also said the concept could return to television, where it took the form as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which aired on Fox from 2008-2009, but said the company thinks in terms of universes and "All the steps have to be taken in unison."