Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals the first Terminator: Dark Fate trailer will drop online this Thursday. Schwarzenegger, who was recently attacked in South Africa, has been the sole consistent feature across many installments of the franchise. First debuting as the unstoppable villain in 1984's The Terminator, he later returned on the side of good in T2: Judgement Day. Though the series continued with multiple outings, each with Schwarzenegger returning in one form or another, none enjoyed the level of success and acclaim as the first two. With original star Linda Hamilton labeling them forgettable, Dark Fate will disregard the later films from canon and be a sequel to James Cameron's originals.
Cameron will not return as director, however. That role has instead gone to Deadpool's Tim Miller, though Cameron has been a lot more hands-on regarding this installment. As well as Schwarzenegger, Hamilton will also return to the iconic role she last played in 1991. They will be joined by franchise newcomers Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes. Gabriel Luna will also star as yet another new breed of Terminator tasked with hunting down the heroes. According to Cameron, the film will serve as the start of a whole new trilogy.
Posting directly on Twitter, Schwarzenegger jokily declared himself from the future. Announcing he had a report to share, he declared the trailer would officially be released on Thursday. The post was accompanied by a video, which confirmed the date and detailed the exact time fans can set their alarms for on Thursday: 6am PST. Check out the full post below:
While some Terminator: Dark Fate footage was previously shown at CinemaCon, it remains to be seen whether any of what has been described crosses over into the actual trailer. According to previous social media reactions, the aforementioned CinemaCon footage was well received at the time, with the R-rated style of action Miller injected into Deadpool translating well to the Terminator franchise. If the new trailer remains in keeping with the previous footage, it's highly likely to go over well with fans - who have been waiting for nearly 30 years for a worthy and successful follow-up. But, as recent attempts at belated sequels have shown, the public's reaction can go either way.
With a reported $200 million budget being poured into the new film, Paramount is clearly attempting to recoup the losses garnered by such failed outing as Terminator: Genisys. With their big-screen Star Trek franchise on hold, the studio is also now in need of a smash-hit tentpole to fill the void. While they have the ever-reliable Mission: Impossible series and a renewed interest in the world of Transformers thanks to Bumblebee, a successful revival of the Terminator franchise would serve a perfect complement to them and a definite revenue boost. As such, fans will surely be on the edge of their seats and watching intently on Thursday morning - with the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate serving as the first worldwide sign if the saga can match the CinemaCon hype and live up to its former glory.
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- Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019