Since Terminator creator James Cameron is busy directing several Avatar sequels, he’s enlisted Deadpool‘s Tim Miller to direct the sixth entry that could shoot this coming May through November in the U.K., Spain, and Budapest.
Even with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to their roles, Cameron and Miller are looking to Stars Wars as a formula for rebuilding a nearly-destroyed franchise. This included new characters and the passing of the baton.
“Absolutely, yeah. A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters,” said Cameron last September. “We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it. Somewhere across there, and I won’t say where, the baton gets passed, so to speak.”
The casting is for the key role of DANI RAMOS, “A young woman in her early 20s from Mexico City and has grown up in a working-class neighborhood. More street-smart than book smart, the character is said to serve as the main human lead character who could carry the franchise from here on out.” She sounds like the perfect companion to Hamilton’s Sarah Connor.
The film, set for release on July 26th, 2019, will ignore all of the sequels and instead begin after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.