A photo has emerged to give fans their first look at Linda Hamilton's appearance for Terminator 6. The Terminator franchise has suffered mixed fortunes in the years since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Rights issues saw the third movie delayed for 12 years, and while Rise Of The Machines had some nice action setpieces and a surprisingly dark ending, it felt like a lukewarm remake of the second movie.
McG's Terminator: Salvation took place during the Future War, but despite featuring Christian Bale in the lead role the movie proved to be surprisingly dull. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the series after sitting out the 4th movie for 2015's Terminator Genisys, and while the movie returned a profit it suffered terrible reviews and is seen by many as the nadir of the series. The rights to the series have since reverted back to creator James Cameron, who is overseeing a planned new trilogy that will ignore the events of 3-5, in addition to bringing back Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor.
Tim Miller (Deadpool) will direct the new entry, which will deal will modern fears about A.I.s and drone warfare. Linda Hamilton has been training hard to get into shape for the movie, and a new photo from Linda Hamilton Fans (via The Terminator Fans) gives a first look at Sarah Connor's appearance in the next entry.
The critical and fan response to Terminator Genisys seemed to suggest audiences were weary with the series, and that it might be time to retire it. The new movie seems to be working hard to convince fans there's still life left in the iconic sci-fi franchise, and Cameron has claimed it will act as the true third movie. It's also exciting to have Hamilton back for the first time since Terminator 2, with the actress having previously turned down the third movie after taking a dislike to the script.
Emilia Clarke played a younger version of the character in Terminator Genisys, and had things gone to plan, she would have reprised the role for two further sequels. The actress has recently commented on the reception to the movie, stating the production was such a mess that she was 'relieved' when the movie underperformed and she didn't have to return for more. Co-star Jason Clarke has also stated the planned sequel would have explored the cyborg version of John Connor further.
- Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019