Although Genisys was the first in a planned trilogy of new Terminator films, it was rejected by critics and somewhat ignored by American audiences upon release, making less than $100 million at the domestic box office. As a result, Paramount pulled the first Genisys sequel from its May 2017 release slot and replaced it with the Baywatch movie, settling once and for all that The Rock can definitely win in a fight against Arnold Schwarzenegger—at least one solely involving tired franchises desperate to stay relevant.
When Clarke was asked by ComingSoon whether she will ever reprise the role that Linda Hamilton made famous, the actress offered a blunt response: “No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh.” Rather than elaborate on how much she doesn’t care about the Terminator franchise at this point, Clarke discussed her role in the upcoming adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You:
I read the book, and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read. I was shooting Terminator at the time and had a rocket launcher in my hand while crying like a little girl. I felt like the author, Jojo Moyes, had found a part of me and just written it down.
Me Before You hits theaters June 3. That rocket launcher will be kept in storage indefinitely.