Cameron: ‘No Blessing’ on ‘Terminator 4’
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Terminator Salvation director McG spoke to E! Online about the upcoming installment in the franchise. During the interview, he mentioned how James Cameron imparted his blessing upon the new director’s vision for the series. Longtime fans had previously been squeamish about the former Charlie’s Angels helmer bringing his perspective to the beloved science fiction world that Cameron had so carefully crafted. But the combination of high profile casting, solid early footage and this news of Cameron’s approval stole many disheartened sighs from nervous fans and replaced them with hollers of anticipation.
If that was a deal breaker for you, then you might wanna sit down for this one. James Cameron himself is denying that he ever gave McG his seal of approval.
"It could be a big steaming pile or it could be brilliant," Cameron tells the National Post. "Sam Worthington is in the Avatar and the new Terminator and he likes the script, but I never saw it. There was no blessing involved."
Is Cameron’s blessing completely necessary? Maybe not. Plenty of folks get married without parental approval, and they end up being nice and cozy in their new life. Why should Terminator be any different?
The real worry here is that McG fibbed about Cameron’s seal of approval. Perhaps he confused earlier words from Cameron as a blessing. Maybe he felt he needed to lie to win over the skeptics. Either way, devoted Cameron stalwarts are bound to be troubled by this news.