Everything We Know About the New Terminator Movie
The Terminator films have cemented themselves as classic staples of pop culture. The series started off strong with Terminator and, the even more successful, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. However, the series has lost its touch over time with the many Terminator sequels. Slowly earning less at the box office and receiving lackluster reviews, all hope for the series seemed to be lost...until now. Today, we'll break down everything we know about Terminator 6.
James Cameron Won't Be Back Directing or Writing, New Director in Tim Miller
No, the iconic sci-fi director won't be back in the director's chair or behind the script. Cameron hasn't worked on a Terminator film since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgement Day. However, Cameron will be producing the new flick, unlike the Terminator sequels after Judgement Day.
The new installment will instead be directed by Deadpool director Tim Miller. Rather than working on Deadpool 2, Miller chose Terminator stating that "this really gave me a chance to do something new."
The Cast, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back
Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator films, is back. Cameron hopes to make her return a statement on gender roles, especially in action movies:
"As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return. There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women." (via The Hollywood Reporter)
The series' titular character will return in Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unlike Hamilton he's been in every installment yet, except Terminator: Salvation, where he was replaced with CGI.
Terminator 6 will also have a slew of new actors with Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos, Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049) as Grace, Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) in an unknown role, and Gabriel Luna (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as the new terminator. The film will be led by Natalia Reyes as she will be "the new centerpiece of the new story."
In a THR interview, Miller also casually brought up the fact that Liam Neeson will be playing the villain and Sarah Connor will "kick his ass." It's unclear if Miller and Cameron are joking or if he's actually playing the villain.
"We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present," said Cameron, which could point to even more old cast members being featured. John Connor maybe? Who knows?
It'll Be A Direct Sequel To Terminator 2
That's right, Terminator 6 will take place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day and before the events of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, and during the events of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Terminator 6 will reportedly erase the events of the other sequels. Cameron stated "...we're pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse."
The Start Of A Trilogy
Terminator 6 is supposedly the start an all-new Terminator trilogy. Cameron described Terminator 6 as...
"handing off the baton to a new generation of characters. We're starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future."
Keyword: stories. This could all depend on the success of Terminator 6, but Miller and Cameron seem pretty set on continuing after 6.
Terminator 6 will release in 2019
The new Terminator film is closer than you'd think. The film is set to release November 22, 2019, but that could change over time.
New cast and director, old cast as well, Cameron back onboard, erasing the other sequels, Terminator 6 seems to be shaping up to something great. Miller and Cameron seem very passionate and have everything in place. Terminator 6 could be a return to form and the resurgence of some truly great Terminator movies.