After Terminator Genisys failed to revive the Terminator movie franchise, it seemed like a certainty that if another movie was made, Arnold Schwarzengger would not be involved. Then James Cameron came on board to course correct the sinking ship, and the original T-800 couldn’t say no.
Speaking at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the action icon explained, “[Jim] had a very clear vision and that he was on top of it and that he was enthusiastic. Even though it was in the middle of Avatar, he was thinking about Terminator and came up with this great concept and story.”
While we don’t know how Terminator: Dark Fate will deal with Arnold’s obvious aging, we do know he sounds excited to step back into the world Cameron created. The sequel will take place after Judgement Day, effectively retconning the three films that followed.
Sitting in the director’s chair for this go around is Tim Miller, who made a name for himself directing Deadpool. The comic book film was a huge hit and showed the director knows how to handle R-rated action films.
The official synopsis for Terminator: Dark Fate is this, “Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison.”