With production on the upcoming Terminator reboot finished, star Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter earlier today to thank the cast and crew for a fantastic shoot. I’m assuming he left soon afterwards by getting on the choppa.
Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding. From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup – we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I’ll be back.
However, the weirdest part of the post was the chair that Arnold is sitting in, which featured the official title for the film: Terminator Genisys. No, that’s not a misspelling, that’s actually what this will be called.
In case you need further proof, the film’s Twitter account opened today and features the title as its profile picture.
At first, I thought somehow the screenwriters’ spell check went haywire and told him that was the correct spelling of “genesis.” But then I thought, most writers are smarter than that (not all of them), so they would have caught that mistake. Then I started thinking in terms of the film’s narrative. Perhaps this is the name of a corporation in the Terminator universe, either replacing or succeeding Cyberdyne Systems. With all the time-travel hijinks that this movie will have, it’s not hard to imagine another company getting involved in the killer robot business.
However, I finally came to the most logical conclusion. In this new timeline, cell phones will advance faster than they do in the real world, meaning texting will be introduced earlier. Combined with the rise of the Internet, the population’s spelling skills will deteriorate so much that it will be considered acceptable to spell “genesis” as “genisys.”
Forget Skynet and the Terminators. Humanity’s true downfall will be its illiteracy.