In news that may surprise anyone who saw 2015s Terminator Genisys, its star Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that a sixth Terminator film is on the way.

In an interview broadcast on Australia's Channel 9, the 68-year-old screen killing machine and former Governor of California was asked about the possibility of Terminator 6: "I am looking forward to it, absolutely,"

Schwarzenegger told host Richard Wilkins, without giving any further details on plot or release date.

Terminator 2 was due to be released in March 2017, but its slot was taken by Dwyane Johnson's Baywatch reboot; a further film had been due in 2019.

Many assumed the new film was cancelled as a result of the disappointing box office performance of Terminator Genisys, which took just $89 million at the US box office.

However, Genisys - which also starred Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, former Doctor Who Matt Smith and Jai Courtney - did significantly better overseas, making $350 million at the international box office. In China, the film made $89 million in a single day.

Genisys, whose rewriting of the franchise's timeline left plenty of unanswered questions, also received the worst reviews of any Terminator film, scoring a 26 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and being called 'obsolete on arrival' by Telegraph critic Robbie Collin.

Schwarzenegger also surprised another Australian TV host by terminating an interview after being asked for his thoughts on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump: "This is an interview that I only do about fitness and health, not about politics or my relationships," he told Channel 7's Angela Cox.

Source: The Telegraph