She’s back. They’re all back.
Not only are Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron reuniting for the forthcoming Terminator 6, set to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), but THR just dropped the bombshell news tonight that Terminator and Terminator 2 star Linda Hamilton is also coming back to the franchise!
Naturally, she’ll be reprising the role of badass heroine Sarah Connor.
“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,” Cameron announced tonight at a special event. “There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
The tentatively titled Terminator 6 will reportedly serve as a direct sequel to Terminator 2, intended to launch a new trilogy that will reinvent the franchise.
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story,” Cameron noted. “We will 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.”
James Cameron is producing the Skydance and Paramount film, which is based on a story from Cameron himself. The writers room includes David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight), Charles Eglee (“Dark Angel”) and Josh Friedman (“The Sarah Connor Chronicles”).