The sixth installment ofThe Terminator – release date of late November 2019 – is the most pivotal film in the franchise since the original movie.
One intention of this film in the Terminatormultiverse is to kick-start a trilogy that will continue to explore Skynet and it’s horrific impact on humanity.
Many people will criticize the idea of a trilogy, suggesting that the world needs more new material and less sequels of older franchises. This unnamedTerminator film – and the trilogy it is apart of – however, should buck the trend of studios producing sequels simply to cash on nostalgia. Instead, they should actually be able to cash in because of the true value of the work.
Although the plot is being held close to the vest, there are many pieces of information that should make fans of the franchise very excited about its release.
For starters, James Cameron (the director of the first two installments) has returned as the producer and figures to be instrumental in the creation of the films. Arnold Schwarzenegger will return as the “aging” T-800 Terminator. Additionally, Linda Hamilton (who has not been involved with the franchise since Cameron departed after Judgment Day) is set to return as Sarah Connor.
Tim Miller (Deadpool) joins the team as director.He and Cameron have worked very closely, understanding they must answer several plot holes that the other films have created. For instance, they need to address the inconsistencies with the character of Sarah Connor – something that could be done easily since three of the films could be written off as part of an alternate timeline within the multiverse.
Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Matador, Transpecos) will take on a huge role in the film as a terminator, even though the form of his terminator is currently unknown.
Natalie Reyes (Lady, La Vendedova de Rosas), Diego Boneta (The Titan), and MacKenzie Davis (The Blade Runner 2049) are also cast members new to the franchise. Along with Luna, these actors may very well be the individuals set to carry the franchise forward.
Article written by Michael Donaldson