So far, there’s been mixed reactions to the idea of further Terminator movies, but it’s important to note that the upcoming sixth outing for the franchise will mark the first involvement of original creator James Cameron since the 1991 release of his classic Terminator sequel. He won’t be the only one coming back for more, though.
We already know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to reprise his role and tonight, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Linda Hamilton, who starred in the original film and its sequel as Sarah Connor, a “waitress who’s being hunted down by an unstoppable killing machine,” is on board as well. Though exciting to hear, this also isn’t too surprising, given that we know Terminator 6 will pick up right where Judgment Day left off.
Plot details are being kept under lock and key, of course, but here’s what Cameron had to say about having Hamilton join the project.
“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return.”
Continuing on, the director noted that they’re also searching for a young woman to centre the film around, saying:
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
In terms of when we can expect to see Cameron’s new vision for the property come to life, well, if Schwarzenegger is to be believed, Terminator 6 will start shooting in the spring ahead of a potential release in 2019. Not only that, but it may very well herald the beginning of an all-new trilogy from Paramount and the folks at
Skynet Skydance, too.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as and when we learn more, but in the meantime, tell us, are you excited to hear that Hamilton’s returning to franchise? Let us know in the usual place!