In some rather huge news, Linda Hamilton is returning to the Terminator franchise for the upcoming sixth entry in the series.
If you remember, the rights to the franchise are soon set to return to James Cameron, and he’s already got Deadpool’s Tim Miller in place to direct a new Terminator effort that will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return as well as Cameron overseeing the production. And now, as well as series veterans Das Arnold and Cameron returning, Linda Hamilton will be back to reprise the Sarah Connor role that she played in Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
The news was revealed by Cameron and Miller before a 3D screening on T2, with Jim enthusing, “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. There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
In addition to this news, The Hollywood Reporter adds that this new film will actually serve as a direct sequel to Terminator 2, potentially ignoring the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the god-awful Terminator: Salvation, and 2015’s Terminator Genisys. A new writers room has been put together, featuring David Goyer, Charles Eglee and The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ Josh Friedman.
The rights to the Terminator franchise will return to Cameron in 2019, and he’s already got plans for several more new entries in the iconic genre series.
As ever, expect more on all of this as it continues to develop.
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