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* FranchiseKiller: Like ''Salvation'' before it, ''Genisys'' was intended to be the first of a trilogy. It ended up getting worse reviews than the previous films and, despite being the second-highest grossing film in the series, bombed in America thanks to said reviews along with the high production costs; it needed some international box office magic to get there. Thus, despite ambitious plans for a trilogy sequel and a TV series, everything related to ''Genisys'' was scraped and the next film project was turned into yet another franchise reboot that will be a sequel to ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.

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* FranchiseKiller: Like ''Salvation'' before it, ''Genisys'' was intended to be the first of a trilogy. It ended up getting worse reviews than the previous films and, despite being the second-highest grossing film in the series, bombed in America thanks to said reviews along with the high production costs; it needed some international box office magic to get there. Thus, despite ambitious plans for a trilogy sequel and a TV series, everything related to ''Genisys'' was scraped and the next film project was turned into yet another franchise reboot that will be a project, ''Film/TerminatorDarkFate'', is now an {{unreboot}} sequel to ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.


* RoleReprisal: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger reprised his iconic T-800 role 12 years after ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines.

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* RoleReprisal: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger reprised his iconic T-800 role 12 years after ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines.''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''.

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* RoleReprisal: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger reprised his iconic T-800 role 12 years after ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines.
** For that matter, Arnold's iconic French dubbing voice Daniel Beretta returned as well.


* ActorAllusion:
** At a certain point, it's revealed the aged T-800 worked for a while in the construction business. Schwarzenegger [[http://www.factfiend.com/how-arnold-schwarzenegger-turned-bricks-into-a-fortune/ had a brick laying company upon settling in California]], and played a construction worker in ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
** The reason Pops was late is "Traffic." [[Film/{{Eraser}} Wouldn't be the first time]]...
** Skynet's coloring is blue, can't die, and has a time machine like a [[Series/DoctorWho certain doctor]].
** Towards the end of the film, Skynet's holographic image changes from a small boy, to a young man, to... Matt Smith who plays it at the film's beginning. Not the first time Matt Smith has played a character [[Series/DoctorWho who regularly changes his appearance.]]



* CastingGag
** Creator/MattSmith is no stranger to [[Series/DoctorWho time travel]]. [[spoiler:Or being in charge of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver an army of killer cyborgs]] ]].
** Creator/EmiliaClarke taking over [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles a role]] previously played by Creator/LenaHeadey. They're both ''Series/GameOfThrones'' mainstays, and greatest enemies of each other in it at that.
** Casting actors with the same surnames as mother and son. Along with a bit of NamesTheSame, Creator/EdwardFurlong played John Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Creator/JasonClarke played John Connor in ''Terminator Genisys''. In the Australian TV series ''Series/AllSaints'', Clarke played a character named... Eddie Furlong.
** Between [[spoiler: 1984 and 2017, when Kyle and Sarah jumped]], the "Pops" T-800 went into the construction industry. Arnold Schwarzenegger [[http://www.factfiend.com/how-arnold-schwarzenegger-turned-bricks-into-a-fortune/ started a brick laying company upon settling in California]], and his character Douglas Quaid in ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' started the movie as a construction worker.


* ApprovalOfGod:
** Franchise creator Creator/JamesCameron was very happy with the movie (particularly in how it paid homage to his two ''Terminator'' movies), and he considered it to be the "true" third film in the franchise. He specifically praised the plot twist as being hugely creative, in spite of the BrokenBase it caused in the fandom. Unfortunately, his approval didn't do enough to give the film the legs it needed.

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* ApprovalOfGod:
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ApprovalOfGod: Franchise creator Creator/JamesCameron was very happy with the movie (particularly in how it paid homage to his two ''Terminator'' movies), and he considered it to be the "true" third film in the franchise. He specifically praised the plot twist as being hugely creative, in spite of the BrokenBase it caused in the fandom. Unfortunately, his approval didn't do enough to give the film the legs it needed.


** Later subverted as DisownedAdaptation, as he ended up turning his back on the film when it came time to do the sixth movie, which was announced to ignore ''Genisys''.


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* DisownedAdaptation: Unsurprisingly, Cameron ended up turning his back on the film when it came time to do the sixth movie, which was announced to ignore ''Genisys''.


* ApprovalOfGod: Franchise creator Creator/JamesCameron was very happy with the movie (particularly in how it paid homage to his two ''Terminator'' movies), and he considered it to be the "true" third film in the franchise. He specifically praised the plot twist as being hugely creative, in spite of the BrokenBase it caused in the fandom. Unfortunately, his approval didn't do enough to give the film the legs it needed.

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* ApprovalOfGod: ApprovalOfGod:
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Franchise creator Creator/JamesCameron was very happy with the movie (particularly in how it paid homage to his two ''Terminator'' movies), and he considered it to be the "true" third film in the franchise. He specifically praised the plot twist as being hugely creative, in spite of the BrokenBase it caused in the fandom. Unfortunately, his approval didn't do enough to give the film the legs it needed.



** Casting actors with the same surnames as mother and son.
*** Along with a bit of NamesTheSame , Creator/EdwardFurlong played John Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Creator/JasonClarke played John Connor in ''Terminator Genisys''. In the Australian TV series ''Series/AllSaints'', Clarke played a character named... Eddie Furlong.

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** Casting actors with the same surnames as mother and son.
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son. Along with a bit of NamesTheSame , NamesTheSame, Creator/EdwardFurlong played John Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Creator/JasonClarke played John Connor in ''Terminator Genisys''. In the Australian TV series ''Series/AllSaints'', Clarke played a character named... Eddie Furlong.


** Skynet's coloring is blue, can't die, and has a time machine like a [[Series/{{DoctorWho}} certain doctor]].

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** Skynet's coloring is blue, can't die, and has a time machine like a [[Series/{{DoctorWho}} [[Series/DoctorWho certain doctor]].



** After [[Film/TheExpendables3 a string]] [[Film/TheLastStand of original]] [[Film/EscapePlan action]] [[Film/{{Sabotage}} duds]], the fact that Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger couldn't even bring in big bucks returning to his most iconic role proved that his days as a leading man are over.

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** After [[Film/TheExpendables3 a string]] [[Film/TheLastStand of original]] [[Film/EscapePlan action]] [[Film/{{Sabotage}} [[Film/Sabotage2014 duds]], the fact that Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger couldn't even bring in big bucks returning to his most iconic role proved that his days as a leading man are over.


** Later subverted, as he ended up turning his back on the film when it came time to do the sixth movie, which was announced to ignore ''Genisys''.

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** Later subverted, subverted as DisownedAdaptation, as he ended up turning his back on the film when it came time to do the sixth movie, which was announced to ignore ''Genisys''.


** At a certain point it's revealed the aged T-800 worked for a while in the construction business. Schwarzenegger [[http://www.factfiend.com/how-arnold-schwarzenegger-turned-bricks-into-a-fortune/ had a brick laying company upon settling in California]], and played a construction worker in ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.

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** At a certain point point, it's revealed the aged T-800 worked for a while in the construction business. Schwarzenegger [[http://www.factfiend.com/how-arnold-schwarzenegger-turned-bricks-into-a-fortune/ had a brick laying company upon settling in California]], and played a construction worker in ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
** The reason Pops was late is "Traffic." [[Film/{{Eraser}} Wouldn't be the first time]]...


* ChannelHop[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: After the company responsible for ''Salvation'' [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]], the franchise rights were purchased by a hedge fund who were their biggest creditors. The rights were eventually purchased by Megan Ellison, who went on to partner with her brother David, whose Skydance Productions did ''Genisys'' (and their deal with Paramount allowed for a distributor).

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* ChannelHop[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: ChannelHop: After the company responsible for ''Salvation'' [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]], the franchise rights were purchased by a hedge fund who were their biggest creditors. The rights were eventually purchased by Megan Ellison, who went on to partner with her brother David, whose Skydance Productions did ''Genisys'' (and their deal with Paramount allowed for a distributor).


** Emilia Clarke bluntly stated she would never play Sarah Connor again a year after the film's release, keeping the exact reasons to herself.

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** Emilia Clarke bluntly stated she would never play Sarah Connor again a year after the film's release, keeping release. She [[http://epicstream.com/news/Emilia-Clarke-No-One-had-a-Good-Time-Making-Terminator-Genisys?utm_content=bufferf068e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=epicbuffer later]] revealed that nobody had a good time on the exact reasons to herself.film.


* ChannelHop[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: After the company responsible for ''Salvation'' [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]], the franchise rights were purchased by a hedge fund who were their biggest creditors. The rights were eventually purchased by Megan Ellison, who went on to partner with her brother David, whose Skydance Productions did ''Genisys'' (and their deal with Paramount allowed for a distributor).


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* ChannelHop[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: After the company responsible for ''Salvation'' [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]], the franchise rights were purchased by a hedge fund who were their biggest creditors. The rights were eventually purchased by Megan Ellison, who went on to partner with her brother David, whose Skydance Productions did ''Genisys'' (and their deal with Paramount allowed for a distributor).


** Creator/EmiliaClarke taking over]] [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles a role]] previously played by Creator/LenaHeadey. They're both ''Series/GameOfThrones'' mainstays, and greatest enemies of each other in it at that.

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** Creator/EmiliaClarke taking over]] over [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles a role]] previously played by Creator/LenaHeadey. They're both ''Series/GameOfThrones'' mainstays, and greatest enemies of each other in it at that.

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