He’s back! 

Photos: Paramount

Think you know your Terminator trivia? We’ve picked out some of best Terminator facts To celebrate the release of one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, Terminator Genisys 

Arnold Schwarzenneger has donned the leather jacket and dusted off his shotgun for one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, Terminator Genisys.

The film sees Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) once again sent back in time by John Conner (Jason Clarke) to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), only this time, things are different. 

Expect two-hours of high-octane action as Arnie’s T-800 takes on multiple Terminators of different types and generations in order to protect Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese, but not from who you would have expected (check out the trailer below for an interesting twist on the original story).

To celebrate the release we have scanned all of Skynet’s systems to find out its most interesting secrets. Here are some of the best facts from the Terminator world. 

Terminator Genisys is in Cinemas worldwide now 

1. The 5th film in the franchise comes out 31 years after the original film hit the cinemas, averaging at a film every 6.2 years. Genisys is also meant to be the start of a new series of films, so expect that average to drop by a few years. 

2. While the T-800/T-850 “Arnold” has appeared in all five Terminator films, Schwarzenegger himself has only appeared in four. CGI was used in Terminator Salvation

3. The line ‘Come with me if you want to live’ has been said in one form or another in all five films, twice by Kyle in the first and fourth films, once by Arnie in T-2 and by John Connor in T-3. Sarah Connor has the honour in Genisys


Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke is the second Game of Thrones star to play Sarah Connor. Lena Headey played the role between 2008-9 in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

4. In case you were wondering, no, it isn’t a spelling mistake in the title of the new film. The title is a fusion of the words “genesis” (a beginning) and “system” (as in an operating system). 

5. Taking inflation into account, T-2 is the top grossing R-rated film of all time. It made box office revenues of almost $520 million; this would amount to $907,645,717.02 in 2015. 

6. While the reviews for the 3rd and 4th instalment were not always kind, the films were still massive successes at the box office. Overall, The Terminator franchise has raked in a total of $1,402,938,658 in worldwide box office revenue (inflation not taken into account). 

7. Schwarzenegger was paid a whopping $30 million to reprise his role as the Terminator for Terminator 3. Which was a record at the time, and a fair bit more than the $750,000 he got for The Terminator in 1984. 

Jason Clarke

Don’t expect a second shot if you play John Connor. The saviour of the world has been played be a different actor in every film

8. It is one of the most iconic lines in film history, but “I’ll be back” was originally meant to be “I’ll come back.” It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it does it? 

9. Oh, and while we’re on the subject of famous lines, “Hasta la vista, baby” is translated to “Sayonara, baby” in the Spanish version of T-2.

10. Can you imagine anyone else playing the Terminator? No, we can’t either, but there were a few other names considered for the role. O.J. Simpson and Mr. Moustache himself, Tom Selleck, were two of the top choices before Arnie got the role. 

*Sources: IMdB, Wikipedia, Therichest.com, Thenumbers.comterminatorgenisysmovie.com, Terminator Wikia, Rottentomatoes.com, Cinemasins


The orignal Terminator was created on a budget of just $6.4 million, and made over $78 million worldwide. T2 Outperformed the full gross of the original within 2 days of its release 

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