The upcoming Terminator film formally known as Genesis has been retitled — or rather, respelled. Confirmed via an Instagram post from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the official name is Terminator: Genisys. G-E-N-I-S-Y-S.
Now, you might be thinking, "I get the 'sys' part — as in system, har har — but what about the "I"? Shouldn't it be Genesys?" Clearly that's another tease about the plot, where robots assert psychological dominance by arbitrarily changing the spelling of words (think: newspeak from Orwell's 1984). Or maybe it's a reference to "Generation I," which Urban Dictionary says is a reference to a "generation of people who feel entitled to celebrity." Oh! Maybe it's actually an abbreviation of "genie" and in the third act a supreme artificial intelligence will grant humanity three wishes! (Update: Okay, so maybe it's short for "Generation I System," as several smart commenters and tipsters have pointed out. I don't know, my money's still on genies and an elaborate retelling of Aladdin.)
Whatever the actual case may be, Terminator: Genisys — part one in a planned trylogy — stars Schwarzenegger as an "aging" T-800 model alongside Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke as Sarah and John Connor, respectively. The film is scheduled for release July 1st, 2015