Terminator 6 brings new meaning to the iconic phrase "I'll be back". Not only is Arnold Schwarzenegger once again putting on the sunglasses for his iconic role of the T-800, but Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor and original director James Cameron is writing and producing. The film, set for a 2019 release, will be directed by Deadpool's Tim Miller and follow-up 1991's Terminator 2, completely ignoring the three sequels since.
- Release Date: November 22, 2019
- Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis
- Director: Tim Miller
- Writers: James Cameron, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray, Justin Friedman
Last updated: June 20, 2018
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger Are Back For Terminator 6
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are returning for Terminator 6. It's the first time that both actors will be appearing in the same installment since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Hamilton will be reprising her role as Sarah Connor, while Schwarzenegger will be portraying the "human basis" for the iconic T-800. However, that doesn't mean Arnie won't also have a few scenes as the T-800. It wouldn't be a Terminator film, otherwise. A younger Schwarzenegger has also been cast.
Terminator 6's Hero & Villain Have Been Cast
The first actor cast in Terminator 6 after the returning duo was Mackenzie Davis, who plays a soldier-assassin who in some way influences the plot. It's unclear how she'll slot into the film's plot, but the understanding is that she'll play opposite other castee, Diego Boneta. The Terminator - non-Arnie vintage - will be Gabriel Luna, best known for playing Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With filming underway on Terminator 6, it's expected for more casting to be confirmed soon.
Terminator 6's Plot Hasn't Been Revealed Yet
Official story details for Terminator 6 haven't released as of yet. James Cameron, however, has mentioned that the film will center on the aforementioned 18 - 21-year-old actress who can continue the story in future installments should the first movie prove successful. It's since been reported the film will be set in Mexico, a location that provided a backdrop to some of Judgement Day's action.
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Terminator 6 Set Photos Reveal Mackenzie Davis & Linda Hamilton
Terminator 6 is currently in production, and as a result some set photos revealing characters new and old have found their way online. First is Linda Hamilton back as Sarah Connor, sporting a bulletproof vest complete with grenades. Mackenzie Davis isn't far off in terms of look, sporting a short haircut and tank top not dissimilar to Sarah in Terminator 2: Judgement Day - only with more scars.
Terminator 6 Is A Sequel To Terminator 2
Both Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures attempted to reboot the Terminator franchise and spawn new trilogies of their own, and that doesn't include the release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Since James Cameron is returning, he's elected to ignore all the previous installments that he wasn't involved in and make the film a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (hence Linda Hamilton's involvement). And considering that the movie is a direct sequel to Terminator 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger has mentioned that it won't be titled Terminator 6. It will receive a subtitle just like all the previous sequels.
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Tim Miller Is Directing Terminator 6
Tim Miller marked his directorial debut with 2016's Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. The film became an astounding critical and commercial success, which put him on Paramount's radar. And in 2017, he was hired to direct Terminator 6. News first broke of Miller's involvement in January 2017 along with news of James Cameron returning to produce, but it wasn't officially confirmed until September of that year.
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James Cameron Is Producing Terminator 6
James Cameron made headlines in January 2017 when it was revealed that he would be returning to produce Terminator 6. Not only that but that he would also be rebooting the series with Tim Miller as director.
Cameron's interest in properly reviving Terminator is vested in making a Terminator movie that's relevant today. He previously said: "Is there anything to be said that I haven’t already said, and that would even be relevant in the 2020s (when these hypothetical films would come out)? I thought, ‘Well, let’s look at that.’" Cameron also wrote a story treatment for (which he submitted in September 2017) and is working with a handful of other writers to shape it into a full-fledged screenplay.
David S. Goyer & Josh Friedman Are Among Terminator 6's Writers
When Tim Miller and James Cameron joined the project, Paramount commissioned a writer's room to shepherd the latest installment in the series (as they had done with the Transformers franchise for Transformers: The Last Knight). David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight), Justin Rhodes (Grassroots), Billy Ray (Captain Phillips), and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) are all part of the writer's room that's being led by Cameron (who wrote the film's story treatment).
Terminator 6 Is First Installment In New Terminator Trilogy
Tim Miller and James Cameron are currently focused on making Terminator 6 the best sequel it can possibly be, but they're also laying the foundation for a potential continuation of the series should this first film achieve critical and commercial success. Cameron and the rest of the creative team are setting up stories for an additional two installments that will bring the entire series/story to a close; one last trilogy that "reinvents" the franchise. It's unclear when those extra sequels would release, though, especially considering Cameron's preoccupation with the Avatar sequels.
There Isn't A Terminator 6 Trailer Yet
A trailer for Terminator 6 hasn't released yet given that the film hasn't entered production. The film's first teaser trailer should release sometime in early 2019. And when it does debut, hopefully, it won't spoil the movie's big twists as the studio did with one of the trailers for Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genisys.
There Isn't A Terminator 6 Poster Yet
A poster for Terminator 6 hasn't released yet. Depending on Paramount Pictures' attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 in July, a teaser poster featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger or Linda Hamilton in their respective roles, or perhaps even just the film's logo, may debut around that time.
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