A theory suggests MacKenzie Davis’ mysterious character in Terminator 6 might be a human/cyborg hybrid. Fans are cautiously excited about Terminator 6, which marks the return of both James Cameron and Linda Hamilton to the series for the first time since the second movie. Cameron opted out of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines after it spent a decade in development hell because he couldn’t find a worthwhile story. Hamilton also backed out of the movie when she found the script unsatisfying.
The post-Cameron Terminator movies are commonly regarded as inferior, with the most recent entry - 2015’s Terminator: Genisys - considered the nadir of the franchise. While that installment was a modest success, the toxic critical response indicated the series was all but dead. Thankfully, the rights to the series reverted back to Cameron, and he spearheaded a proposed new trilogy with director Tim Miller (Deadpool).
The plot of Terminator 6 is still being kept under wraps, with Davis joining the series as a mysterious new character. Photos from the production reveal Davis’ character has strange symmetrical scars all over her body, and now a theory from The Terminator Fans suggests she could be some form of human/cyborg hybrid. The theory is based around a recent photo from Brett Azar - the body double for Arnold Schwarzenegger - posing with Davis on set, who is wearing a t-shirt declaring she’s "100% human." A caption from Azar reads, "Thumbs down to being ‘100% human’ from a terminator genisys," but intriguingly, that caption has since been removed.
The implication is clearly that Davis’ character isn’t entirely human, and the fact Azar removed the caption indicates that's something the production would like to keep quiet. This wouldn’t be the first human/cyborg hybrid in the series, with both Sam Worthington’s Marcus from Terminator Salvation and Jason Clarke’s John Connor in Terminator Genisys being revealed as hybrids. While this reveal was intended to be a major twist in the case of Genisys, it was later spoiled in the trailers.
The evidence seems to point to Mackenzie Davis’ character being a hybrid of some variety, so it will be interesting to see if this is addressed in Terminator 6’s first trailer or synopsis. While Cameron has stated there's a three-movie plan mapped out, he knows that will depend on the response to the movie. Terminator 3-5 were all intended to launch new trilogies, only for each subsequent entry to retcon the previous movie out of existence and start fresh.
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