Terminator 2: Judgement Day star Robert Patrick says he would return for Terminator 6. James Cameron's The Terminator first hit theaters in 1984 and delivered a successfully thrilling science fiction/action adventure. The Terminator was a critical and financial success, so Cameron returned for a sequel, Terminator 2, which debuted seven years after the initial film in 1991. Though Cameron stepped away from the sci-fi franchise following the sequel, the Terminator series continued on with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003, Terminator Salvation in 2009, and most recently Terminator Genisys in 2015.
However, the franchise hasn't been as successful since Cameron left. That changed earlier this year though, when it was revealed he's set to return as a producer on the upcoming sixth Terminator film, which will be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). Arnold Schwarzenegger started off the series as its titular villain, but turned into an ally for Sarah and John Connor in Terminator 2. Instead of Schwarzenegger's futuristic T-800, Sarah and John were forced to run from the newer model, the T-1000, played by Robert Patrick. Though Patrick hasn't returned to the Terminator franchise since Judgement Day, he says he would reprise his role - or return in some other fashion, presumably - for Terminator 6.
During a New York Comic Con roundtable interview for Patrick's upcoming project, Amazon's Lore, Screen Rant asked the actor if he'd be willing to return to the Terminator series. Patrick replied: "Absolutely! Anybody [asks] me to do anything, return anywhere, I am there." However, the actor did not reveal whether he'd been contacted about reprising his role for Terminator 6.
In terms of what we know about the upcoming installment in the franchise, Cameron and Miller are preparing to start filming in 2018 for a 2019 release date. It will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2, so Terminator 6 will ignore the continuity of T3, Salvation, and Genisys, which are said to take place in an alternate timeline. Plus, in addition to Cameron, original Sarah Connor actress, Linda Hamilton, and Schwarzenegger will be back - the latter previously reprised his Terminator role for Genisys, but will play the human that the T-800 is based on in the upcoming installment.
Since Schwarzenegger and Hamilton are heading back to the popular sci-fi franchise, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Cameron and Miller would want to bring back Patrick as well - if the story warrants it, of course. Even if Terminator 6 were to only include a small role or cameo for Patrick, fans would no doubt appreciate it considering his and Terminator 2's popularity. The sequel was recently rereleased in 3D to the delight of the film's fans.
Of course, whether Patrick does reprise his Terminator role for the upcoming sixth film remains to be seen. But fans can at least take heart that he seems willing, and even excited, by the prospect of returning to the series for Cameron and Miller's Terminator 6.
- Terminator 6 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019