While the Terminator series has had its share of ups and downs in the past, the newest installment is about to shake things up, announcing for the first time in 25 years, Linda Hamilton, who played the iconic Sarah Connor, will be returning.
The first promo photograph from the upcoming film was just released, featuring Linda Hamilton in aviators, a pump-action shotgun, and bulletproof vest, looking very badass. Her role in Terminator 2 defined what a strong female lead meant to be—a role model for hundreds of action heroines to come.
At the Cannes Film festival Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the new Terminator would be moving forward with James Cameron executive producing and in the director's chair will be filled by Tim Miller, the man behind Deadpool. It seems like they are looking for hot new talent to carry the story and bring a new generation of fans to the franchise while still pleasing the older generation by having Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton anchor the film.
A few actors have already been cast. The franchise has found its latest Terminator in Agents of SHIELD's Ghost Rider actor Gabriel Luna. Also joining the cast will be Colombian actress Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta of Pretty Little Liars joined the cast in a yet-to-be-named role.
The current release date slate for Terminator 6 is July 2019, in the middle of summer blockbuster season. At the moment it has some tough competition. It’s slated to be released in the same month as Top Gun 2 and the live-action Lion King. Whether this will change remains to be seen.
The actual plot of the film is as of yet unknown at this point with many loose ends still waiting to be tied up. What we do know is that the movie will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and will be ignoring the storylines of 3, 4 and 5 entirely.
Cameron is developing the story with Miller who plans on writing a trilogy with The Dark Knight's David Goyer, Dark Angel's Charles Eglee and The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman.
Hopefully you remember the plot of T2 but if you don’t, it ended with the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick) destroyed, along with his predecessor the T-800, (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) who sacrifices himself to save humanity. Sarah Connor and her son John are still alive, and Judgement Day is stopped – or so it seems.
The T-800 made the ultimate sacrificed by lowering himself into molten steel. However, not all of him is gone – there's a bit of his arm that was ripped off during the climactic battle. Could Sarah use this bit of him to recreate the T-800?
What we really want to know is how they will make Schwarzenegger look like the killing machine of 25 years ago. It would makes sense for Sarah Connor to have aged but the T-800, being the machine he is, will always look the same (supposedly). Will there be a cleaver plot twist that explains this little detail? Only time will tell.
The movie is currently in pre-production with filming originally due to begin in March 2018.
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