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I’ll be back: all the updates for Terminator: Dark Fate

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The Terminator is back — again. This November, a new installment of the iconic time traveling robot uprising franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate, is hitting theaters. This one comes with a bit of a twist: it’s a direct sequel to the original two films, and will see stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising their roles.

The film will hit theaters on November 1st, 2019. This time around, James Cameron, who helmed the first two films, will be producing, while Deadpool’s Tim Miller will direct. The film will be set 27 years after T2, and will see Hamilton return to play Sarah Connor as she helps keep one of Skynet’s new targets from harm, to prevent the rise of the genocidal robots.

Terminator: Dark Fate will essentially ignore the last handful of maligned sequels, like Terminator 3, Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator: Genisys, in an attempt to reboot the franchise once again. Those sequels had been planned as reboots for a revitalized franchise, but none really succeeded with the box office, critics, or fans.

  • May 23, 2019

    Julia Alexander

    Terminator: Dark Fate’s first trailer sees Linda Hamilton’s return as Sarah Connor

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’d be back in the first Terminator movie back in 1984 and 35 years later, that’s come true, again.

    He’s returned a few times since, but the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate reunites Schwarzenegger’s T-800 robot with Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor. The movie will introduce new characters to the franchise, including Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) as a new hybrid between terminator and human. Other actors, like Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), will play Dark Fate’s new homicidal robot.

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  • Sep 27, 2017

    Andrew Liptak

    Terminator will return in 2019 with the help of James Cameron

    TERMINATOR endoskeleton

    The Terminator franchise is officially coming back. According to Variety, Deadpool’s Tim Miller will direct the film, with Terminator 2 director James Cameron returning as a producer. The untitled sequel will hit theaters on July 26th, 2019.

    Cameron’s return to the franchise is certainly a move aimed at revitalizing it after a series of ill-advised sequels such as 2009’s Terminator: Salvation and 2015’s nostalgia-driven Terminator Genisys. Both films were attempts to reboot the series, which ultimately fizzled with critics and audiences.

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  • Bryan Bishop

    Sep 20, 2017

    Bryan Bishop

    The original Sarah Connor is returning in a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    James Cameron has been working on relaunching the Terminator franchise, and the original Sarah Connor will be returning in the first new film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron announced yesterday that series star Linda Hamilton would be reprising her role in the as-of-yet untitled film, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. The last time all three collaborators worked on a film in the franchise was some 26 years ago — in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

    Ever since that movie, a number of sequels and attempted reboots have rolled off the assembly line, but none of the efforts were as memorable as the two original films. The most recent entry, Terminator: Genisys, tried to reboot the franchise with an alt-timeline take that recast Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke in the Connor role. That film tanked at the box office, and plans for subsequent films were scrapped.

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  • Jan 22, 2017

    Andrew Liptak

    James Cameron is rumored to oversee Terminator sequels, but it’s not so simple

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    Deadline is reporting that James Cameron is engaged in early talks to return to his Terminator franchise, not as a director, but in a godfather role for Deadpool’s Tim Miller, who would direct a “reboot and conclusion” to the franchise.

    This is interesting news, but should also be taken with a grain of salt. Cameron only regains some of the rights to Terminator in 2019, and a lot can happen in the film industry in two years. Cameron is currently working on a four sequels to 2009’s Avatar, which are expected to come out between 2018 and 2023, while Miller could easily pick up a different project between now and then.

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