The last few Terminator movies haven't been good at all, but now there's a new Terminator movie on the way from Skydance and Paramount.
During a private event, James Cameron announced the news of a new Terminator movie that would see the return of Linda Hamilton, who was last scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron said: "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".
He continued: "There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys", in reference to older actors still making big action movies, finishing by adding "but there isn't an example of that for women".
Deadpool director Tim Miller will be directing the movie, which will be a direct sequel to the events in T2.
Cameron explained: "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".
It sounds like we could expect a time travel heavy Terminator movie, with at least part of it taking place in the time near the events of T2: Judgment Day. This is an interesting take, and something that I've talked about with friends before - leveraging the time travel elements more, and going through other parts in time within the Terminator universe, and interacting with characters.
With Cameron, Schwarzenegger, and Hamilton back in the game... I'm excited. I don't care if it's a disappointment, just having these three involved is a great thing for the Terminator franchise. Now make it gritty, real, and hardcore - don't pander to the PG market, Paramount.
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