During an extensive Q&A to promote the release of Terminator 2 in 3D, director James Cameron revealed a little more about his planned Terminator franchise rebirth and the fact that the film may cover why all of the T-800s in the various movies look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. This via TheArnoldFans.

“You got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold? There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from – that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one (Arnold)? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned! We’re talking pretty seriously now about doing some new Terminator films or possibly a trilogy and you’ll just have to see what surfaces in those.”

The Terminator remains to be a popular deal both in Hollywood (spanning five movies), and on various casinos online where the character features heavily in games and virtual slot machines.

Schwarzenegger revealed recently that he is set to return for Terminator 6 before going off to shoot a new Conan movie.

The new Terminator movie will see Deadpool helmer Tim Miller in the director’s chair. Cameron himself is a little busy – he’s off to shoot four Avatar movies, starting on the first in September.