Change Terminator 5 plot sign now

We, the undersigned, believe that the proposed plot for the fifth "Terminator" film should be changed immediately for the purpose of the continuation of the saga's story.

This is a description of the "Terminator 5" plot given by likely director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol in the June 2009 issue of "Total Film":

"The fifth picture is likely to be John Connor travelling back in time to Present Day to thwart off a Skynet attack, by galvanising the contemporary military forces of the world.
So you'll have Christian [Bale], in 2010 with the whole world thinking he's insane.Imagine a survivalist creature in our world doing his best to bring the world up to speed on an impending doom...
And one could argue,he meets his Mother. I strongly suspect Linda Hamilton to be the star of the next film....."

While we understand that at this moment in time (May 2009) that "Terminator 5" is in it's very early stages of development, we do not feel this plot advances the "Terminator" story. As a matter of fact, we feel this plot potentially ruins the entire saga's story. Heres just a few of many key plot holes that will arise from using this plot such as:

- Skynet's initial attack occurred in 2004, not 2010 as this plot suggests.

- Linda Hamilton's character "Sarah Connor" died between the second and third films, how is she alive in 2010?

- "a survivalist creature in our world doing his best to bring the world up to speed on an impending doom" is a rehashed idea from the first three films. We already know and have seen what happens to the characters who previously tried to warn the present day of the future's fate.

- The thought of John Connor travelling through time is a ridiculous notion.

We would like to see a story that shows continuation in the future world and gets us to a point where we see the final battle against Skynet.

The "Terminator" franchise is something we all grew up with and feel is something that needs to be treated with a high amount of care and respect because the story, the fans and saga deserves that and we want writers who recognize those things and aren't trying to create plot twists left and right.

Do not move forward with this plot, it will tarnish the legacy of one of the most loved and cherished sagas in film history.

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  • 16 December 2015600. Alida Acosta
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015599. Nicolas Fredesm
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015598. Adam N
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015597. Scott R
    I would like to really see more of the future world and different types of terminators as well in the next movie. please do not go forward with this plotline. Thank you
  • 26 November 2015596. Suzuki S
    McG claim to be a fan of the Terminator franchise but actually he is totally clueless. With this proposed plot, this is going to be a really bad movie with plot holes everywhere, maybe even worse than Terminator 3. Please just continue with the current wa
  • 20 November 2015595. Rich C
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015594. Nick F
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015593. Dmc Short
    There is no way McG is going through with this. He threw us this bone to gauge fan reaction & I think that move is genius! we've all signed this petition in a hope this story for T5 doesn't happen (myself included) and while we do this he's probably r
  • 11 November 2015592. Eric L
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015591. Jack W
    For the sake of continuity the plot has to change. I loved Salvation and I think this may not be a step in the right direction.
  • 28 October 2015590. Kalki Z
    What a stupid plot
  • 27 October 2015589. Toovey Peterson
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015588. Sandra Bennett
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015587. James P
    We've had the 'present day' story 3 times before, and then again with TTSCC. We want to see the future story. Probably doomed now though witht he recent auction farce.
  • 22 October 2015586. Mrrisk Roberson
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015585. Adam C
    I completely disagree with this plot, it sounds ridiculous and it will ruin the franchise and create more confusion. Please change the plot.
  • 11 October 2015584. Connor G
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 2015583. David D
    I agree MCG destroy Terminator's Saga.
  • 06 October 2015582. Shannon J
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015581. Ji M
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015580. Tyrone Graves
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015579. Colton C
    go forward, not backwards
  • 12 September 2015578. Frank A
    Definately agree with everything said. We need a story that helps advance the series.
  • 06 September 2015577. Mlv Valentine
    we want the 2029 story!!!
  • 03 September 2015576. Mao Z
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015575. Kate Harper
    I disagree with this petition since if I'm correct the plot follows after the chronicles and not the third movie? Anyway goodluck with the movie!
  • 01 September 2015574. Tanith C
    Please change the plot. I think the next movie should be about the resistance and focus on the relationship between John and Kyle. We should have a cliffhanger ending leading us into T6 the final war. And for god sakes other then sending Kyle back in time

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Jessie RasmussenBy:
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Petition target:
Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol, The Halcyon Company, John Brancato, Michael Ferris, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment


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