Terminator: Dark Fate has gotten a teaser poster, ahead of its trailer launch on Thursday. The sixth Terminator movie overall, Dark Fate is the first installment to feature Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor since she played the character in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Fittingly enough, it's also the first sequel that series creator James Cameron's been creatively involved with since Judgement Day, which has fans hopeful that Dark Fate will mark the franchise's long-awaited return to form.
While Paramount screened Dark Fate footage at CinemaCon in April, it's only released a handful of photos from the movie so far. However, just yesterday, Arnold Schwarzenegger - who will once again share the screen with Hamilton here - confirmed the first Dark Fate trailer will arrive online Thursday morning. Ahead of then, Paramount has gone and unveiled an official teaser poster, offering yet another glimpse of Connor as an older, but badass as ever version of her Terminator heroine.
The poster, as you can see below, features the tagline "Welcome to the day after Judgement Day". In a way, this feels like a reference to the fact that Dark Fate is designed to serve as a direct sequel to Terminator 2, and ignores the three Terminator movies that've come out since then. It's also a bit literal, in the sense that Dark Fate takes place well after Judgement Day was supposed to occur in the first two Terminator films (August 29, 1997).
Plot-wise, Dark Fate follows Sarah as she sets out to protect Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a young woman who's being hunted by a terminator from the future for as-yet unknown reasons. This new model of killing machine is played by Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD), and has the ability to split itself in two, which is an exciting upgrade from the T-1000's abilities in Terminator 2. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is said to be playing the man who serves as a model for the T-800 and is presumed to be aiding Sarah on her mission. The heroes will also get a helping hand here from Grace (Mackenzie Davis), a soldier-assassin from the future who's heavily speculated to be some kind of cyborg, based on previously-released images of the character.
With Cameron and Hamilton back, Tim Miller (Deadpool) directing, and a supporting cast of promising up and comers, Dark Fate seems to have a lot working in its favor right now. The teaser poster alone is a step up from the unflattering marketing material for the last movie, Terminator Genisys, and the film itself has the potential to return the sci-fi franchise to its roots as a lean, mean survival thriller. Fortunately, fans won't have to have much longer before they get some actual footage to judge for themselves.
Source: Paramount Pictures
- Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019