We finally got our first look at Terminator: Dark Fate and Sarah Connor yesterday when Paramount Pictures has released their first trailer for the upcoming movie. It also gave us a ton of footage of Linda Hamilton returning to the role of Sarah Connor along with the newcomers Gabriel Luna and Mackenzie Davis, who both appear to be Terminators.
Dark Fate will be directed by Tim Miller, who also directed Deadpool, and produced by James Cameron. Cameron who will be returning to the Terminator franchise for first time since he directed Terminator in 1984 and Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 1991. This installment in the Terminator universe, which is the sixth film, will serve as a direct sequel to Judgement Day and ignore the last three Terminator films as if they didn’t exist.
Let’s talk about Sarah Connor
Linda Hamilton may be 62 years old, but I would say we could sum up her footage in the trailer as “bad ass with a bazooka.” She appears to be helping Mackenzie Davis’s character protect a new character, played by Natalia Reyes. However, what is the story there, because the last time we left Sarah Connor at the end of Judgement Day it is assumed that the future has been saved from Skynet.
The trailer opens a Pandora’s box of questions about the movie. Like, where is John Connor? If Skynet was defeated in Judgement Day how did it win again? Who is the new girl and why is the Terminator after her? Is Sarah Connor no longer the Terminator’s target? But the most important question is will Dark Fate accomplish what Salvation and Genisys couldn’t and reboot the franchise?
OK, we must talk about Arnie
Unfortunately, Arnie is only present for a single frame in the trailer. What do we know about his role?
So, according to the movies official synopsis Dark Fate takes place 27 years after the events of T2. Judgement Day took place is 1995 putting the events of this film close to current day, 2022. Last we saw of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator; he was being destroyed by being lowered into a vat of molten steel. Even if he could have survived that (which is completely implausible) the T-800 would not be able to age.
This begs the question, is he even a Terminator? Internet rumors and fan theories believe Schwarzenegger’s character may actually be the man the T-800 was based on by Skynet. Or could Skynet’s technology of cybernetics be similar to Mackenzie Davis’s character and could he be another version of the T-800 from the future?
All will be revealed when Terminator: Dark Fate hit theaters on November 1, 2019.