‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ unveils BTS footage


After the poor responses to Terminator: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys, one can say that the Terminator series has outworn its welcome.

The films which followed 1991’s brilliant Terminator 2: Judgement Day have had a really hard time finding the elements that director/producer James Cameron was able to use to make the first two so special.

But Cameron is back as producer and Deadpool’s Tim Miller has hopped into the director’s chair for Terminator: Dark Fate. But fans are still cautious to get excited.

That attitude changed slightly at this year’s Comic-Con as Miller and Paramount revealed a featurette during the Reddit AMA panel held in the massive Hall H. The panel is notable for reuniting Judgement Day stars, Linda Hamilton and the T-800 himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger,

In attendance besides director Miller were co-stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, and Gabriel Luna. James Cameron, though he did introduce the panel via a livestreamed message from the Avatar set—and drop the news that Judgment Day’s Edward Furlong will be in Dark Fate, reprising the role of John Connor.

In the footage, Cameron makes it very clear that this is going to be an R-rated film, but even if he hadn’t confirmed it, the video is full of F-bombs. Miller is clearly very excited to be directing a Terminator movie!

We also see snippets of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton returns) in action alongside “Carl” (Arnold Schwarzenegger), as well as new cast members Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna as the formidable-looking REV 9. Watch below:

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“In the Terminator universe there is only one timeline,” director Miller explained during the panel, noting that Dark Fate—which is officially R-rated, because “the DNA of Terminator is an R-rated f**kin’ movie,” per Miller—will show Sarah Connor living with, and dealing with, the consequences of the end of Judgment Day and her decision to destroy Cyberdyne Systems.

“The richness of my life experience is only going to enhance the character I play,” Hamilton said, explaining why she finally decided to do the movie after taking a long time to decide. While Sarah Connor’s buff physique is a memorable part of Judgment Day, and by all accounts Hamilton definitely kicks ass in Dark Fate, the actor also explained that the most difficult part of her preparations this time around were more internal.

“The hard work I did was the deep exploration of a woman who’s an outsider whose life hasn’t worked out…I had to go to my deepest sorrows and places of deepest loss, and that’s what makes Sarah Connor, Sarah Connor.” Hamilton also called Miller “the most honest and true director I’ve ever worked with.”

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Schwarzenegger joked, “Of course I was going to come back. I’m addicted to Terminator,” he said.

“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. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.”

Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters this November.

Source: i09.gizmondo.com