If it wasn’t for the low quality of the previous three movies of the Terminator franchise, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015), the hype on the new entry of the saga would be much bigger. But, are there reasons for the fans to keep expectations for this new movie? Indeed there are. As starters, it is a direct sequel of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), so it won’t follow any of the events depicted in the last 3 sequels. Also, the star trio of Judgment Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, Edward Furlong as John Connor and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, are reprising their iconic roles. And, finally, the creator of the saga, James Cameron, is back as one of the writers of the story and producer of the movie. With these three points, Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) should be a movie to keep an eye on.
In Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), more than two decades after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sarah Connor sets out to protect a young woman named Dani Ramos and her friends, as a liquid metal Terminator, sent from the future, attempts to terminate them. But she won’t be alone, of course.
Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool (2016), was the chosen one to direct Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). The screenplay has been written by David S. Goyer (one of the writers of Dark City (1998), The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)), Justin Rhodes (who was announced as one of the writers of the upcoming Robocop sequel, RoboCop Returns), and Billy Ray (one of the writers of The Hunger Games (2012) and Overlord (2018)).
Besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Tom Hopper, Diego Boneta, Steven Cree, Cassandra Starr, Gabriel Luna, Enrique Arce, Natalia Reyes, and Tábata Cerezo also star. Brett Azar will be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body double when portraying the young Terminator, a role he already played in Terminator Genisys (2015).
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) is scheduled to be released in October this year, 35 years after the release of the first movie, The Terminator (1984). James Cameron confirmed that the film will be rated R. Here you can watch the new trailer: