Since there’s not a script yet we’ll have to file this one in the ‘grain of salt’ category, but Justin Lin is talking about bringing the character of Sarah Connor back for Terminator 5.
Speaking to Moviehole, Lin dropped the following hints, “I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone… But I think the great thing about this franchise is… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.”
Megan Ellison now holds the reigns to the Terminator franchise. She’s 25 years old and, in addition to having a hand in producing True Grit, is financing the next two Paul Thomas Anderson films, the next Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman collaboration, and the new Andrew Dominik movie with Brad Pitt Cogan’s Trade. In short, she’s a better brand of human. I’m not sure if the Terminator series is something she really has her heart in or if it was acquired to offset some of the potential risk of actually making good movies (not to say some of these films haven’t been great, but we’re reaching an area of diminishing returns), though I imagine she wouldn’t be one to balk at Lin’s whims.
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Lin directed Fast Five which, in addition to being really fun, was also hugely successful. So if anyone is going to get their way, it might as well be these two.
However, lest you get too excited, nowhere in here do they mention Linda Hamilton or even Lena Headey.
If they brought back Sarah Connor but had someone entirely new playing the role, would you still be stoked?