The Terminator series is one of the most popular sci-fi franchises that has inspired a whole host of film-makers to dwell into the sci-fi genre. It broke box-office records at the time and was truly an adrenaline-filled, thrilling, edgy and exciting, all rolled into one. Terminator led to the birth of a huge action star but it was the sequel T2 that catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger to stardom. He literally became God and he is finally coming back in Terminator 6.
Cameron decided to take a plunge into the sixth installment of the popular sci-fi franchise and its production began a few months ago in several European locations such as Hungary, Spain etc. The movie is written by a plethora of exemplary writers including David Goyer, Josh Friedman, Charles Eglee, Justin Rhodes with inputs from both Miller and Cameron.
It will be conceptualized and produced by legendary James Cameron and directed by very talented Tim Miller. He is the brain behind the epic success of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movie. It became the highest grossing R-rated movie ever with global box office collections surpassed $800 million while the cost of production was less than $60 million.
The Terminator franchise is almost on the deathbed since T2, but Cameron is determined to restore the franchise’s former original glory. The details of the movie are yet to come out but we know that it will explore the genesis of Arnold’s T-800 character and the human prototype that T-800 is based on. The new movie is essentially rebooting everything that has happened after T2 and hence it will be a direct sequel to the Judgment Day.
According to Cameron, all those movies exist in a different timeline and since time-travel component will be used, some adjustments can be made which fans will forgive. Moreover, at this point, fans desperately want to see an amazing Terminator movie. Cameron further said that there is a search for new characters as the old gang will pass on the baton. He said:
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still 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.”
“You got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold?’ There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from, that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point.”
Guess what…the set photos have arrived and Gabriel Luna is very likely to play the Terminator. He has begun interacting with his fans on social media who are wishing him all the best for this big role.
Moreover, it’s now confirmed that the original Sarah Connor played by Linda Hamilton in Terminator (1982) and T2: Judgment Day (1991) will be returning to the franchise. At a recent event, here’s what Cameron said:
“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.”
In 2015’s Terminator: Genesys, which bombed at the box office, it was Emilia Clarke who played her younger version and there was a voice-over of Linda Hamilton. The movie was an epic failure and the studio learnt its lesson, so this time they want someone seasoned and Linda is the best bet to play iconic Sarah Connor.
Moreover, there is news coming that Robert Patrick who played T-1000 in T2: Judgment Day is willing to reprise his role in the T6. He said that if he is given an opportunity to play a part in T6, he is ready to do it anytime, anywhere.
The producer James Cameron has indicated that there will be a trilogy of new Terminator franchise so if T-1000 is not being featured in T6, he could certainly be brought for the sequels despite his character falling to his death in Judgment Day. The movie is going to be released on November 22, 2019.