Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals that TERMINATOR 5 is Now Called TERMINATOR GENISYS

     August 6, 2014


Spell check wasn’t happy about it, but you read that title right.  Terminator 5 is actually called Terminator Genisys.  Not Genesis anymore, but Genisys.  Why?  Hopefully there will be a logical answer to that question when we finally get some plot information, but for now, it just is what it is, so you can laugh at it right along with titles like Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Trans4formers and ID Forever, just to name a few.

Hit the jump to check out the wrap photo from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Instagram account that reveals the title printed on the back of his chair on set.  Terminator Genisys (sigh) is due to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2015 and also stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

So this is it and you’ll probably notice that in addition to the title on his chair, it also says the word Genisys on the screen in front of him, so, thankfully, the new subtitle should have a purpose.  Some sort of Genisys corporation or computer program seem like the most logical options.

In addition to Schwarzenegger’s Instagram photo, we’ve also got a Twitter account up and running boasting that brand new title, too.  The account isn’t verified, but Schwarzenegger did include the handle in his own tweet, so it’s likely that it’s the real deal.  Plus, Paramount has confirmed that Terminator Genisys is the official title.  We’ve got a clearer image of that title via the @Terminator Twitter account below and here’s a link to the brand new terminatorgenisys Instagram account as well.


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  • Ted

    wait a second, wasnt that already known for like half a year now?

    • Vulcan

      Yes and no. It was announced as Terminator:Genesis, but then they decided to misspell it for whatever reason, and now it’s Terminator:Genisys

  • Stefan Bonomo

    Genisys? For real? GENISYS? Who gave Schwarzenegger title writing duties?

  • Pk

    That font looks terrible!

  • demonicstrawberry

    That’s…really stupid.

  • tarek

    dumb title

  • John

    Well that’s just terrible. Why not call it Terminator: Electric Boogaloo?

  • Ethan

    I have a bad feeling about this…

    • Vulcan

      Here I was thinking not too long ago, “Hey, maybe this won’t be so bad.” And then this happened, and it all went to hell in a hand basket.

      • Oliver Queen

        A crappy title doesn’t mean the movie still won’t be great, cause it will!!! Three words: MOTHER. OF. DRAGONS. :D

  • DNAsplitter

    I was all for “Terminator: Juggalo Day” in which Arnie dresses as an ICP juggalo chasing after Sarah Connor.

  • Oliver Queen

    It’s a company, okey, but why misspell it though? This is what then causes kids to misspell words, imagine a 12 year old writing in english and uses the word but spells it as genisys because he/she remembered it from T5 and “the film doesn’t lie”. (sigh) Hollywood…… what a bunch of a-holes.

    • bidi

      if that kid thinks “the film doesn’t lie” then i highly doubt he can read anyway

  • appolox

    Did they get a damn 1st grader to write this title or what?

  • Person

    Isn’t GENSYS (without the I) the biotech company from Planet of the Apes…?

  • God’s Diamond

    It’s obvious. The new company making sky net is not cyberdyne or the military it’s genisys and they go back in time and have the writers of the bible change their spelling from genesis to theirs. We’re gonna see a theatrical version of that mad TV skit where the t800 goes to protect Jesus.

  • Joshua Domash

    Probably has something to do with Cyberdyne

  • LEM

    Studio notes at their best.

  • Grendal Sven

    OH! They misspelled it on purpose!

  • Anthony Michael

    As one of the Facebook comments alludes to, if you think about it for 2 seconds before posting a knee-jerk reaction, you should realize that this likely isn’t some random corruption of the word for corruption’s sake. Considering the themes of the Terminator films, “-sys” could very well represent “system,” (you know, like Cyberdyne Systems?), and so Genesys is probably a company name.


  • Marc

    If I can forgive Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds, then I can forgive this. That is, as long as it’s better than Terminator 3.

  • ʝoe βloggs

    In the beginning, there was Genisys and the Cyberdyne was with Genisys.

  • ʝoe βloggs

    In the beginning, there was Genisys and the Cyberdyne was with Genisys.

  • Eskay

    A SyFy movie, perhaps? Or a Terminator V. Humanity movie?

  • Eskay

    A SyFy movie, perhaps? Or a Terminator V. Humanity movie?

  • Batt Damon


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  • Lucas Accardo

    Great, i hope for a ballsy violent action movie, gritty , in the vein of the first one. And what about that aging Conan movie? I’d love to see that.

  • T1000

    Hopefully they explain “Genisys” as being an amalgamation of two words, straight out the gate with publicity and promos.
    Of course… Any chance of it being “Genetic engineering systems” or some equivalent to Cyberdyne is unlikely due to the spelling.
    Just… if it was Genesys I could understand.
    But no.

    I’m not sure this franchise needs a sequel. But hey. You live and hope.

  • somejackball

    i bet he’ll play Sgt Candy as well

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  • EndOfRepublic

    I just knew he’d be back!