Well..i just learned literally a few seconds ago that the new terminator movie will be a reboot and have double the time travel as all the other movies.
*facepalm* oh my god. Why is it that all the terminator stuff after T2 has focused solely upon the time travel and made that the focus and not the Human/Terminator war that was raging?
Why cant we get that grimdark, bleak future war that the first two movies teased us with over and over?
What do you all think and what would you have if you could change the Terminator franchise around?
I would personally want 2 things.
1: more of the future war being the focus.
2; This one theory I heard to be cannon.
In one possibl future timeline, Skynet actually won the war and caused the total extinction of the Human Race. But now, after all is said and done, it slowly feels a constant sense of guilt growing on it that drives the computer system crazy, it is now the sole sentient being on earth and is all alone. Now capable of thinking and feeling it regrets the genocide that it commited and wishes to end its own existence.
There is only one problem. It cannot self terminate.
So instead it creates an elaborate suicide plan by helping the creation of the Human Resistance, even sending forces back in time to help shift the balance of the war and John Connor's rise as a hero and messiah of the Resistance, playing a massive chess game with its past self in order to commit suicide and end its own existence.
Or another theory I heard of that the first time the human machine war raged, there was no John Connor, he was just a pseudonym of someone else or a myth made up to give the soldiers hope and to make them keep fighting the machines, and the actions of the machines set up a self fulfilling prophecy which will make John real and eventually lead to the destruction of Skynet.