With James Cameron on board as a producer for the upcoming Terminator 6, it seems we may finally be getting the Terminator movie audiences deserve. An interesting development has emerged though, as Cameron has reportedly admitted that the original Sarah Connor (aka, Linda Hamilton) is set to reprise the iconic role for the movie.
That’s according to THR, who state that Cameron is insisting on this movie serving as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. There’s also fevered talk of the movie serving as a launching pad for a new trilogy of movies – with a new actress becoming the star of the franchise.
The movie is being directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and will bring back a number of themes and ideas from that movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger has already said he’s on board, while the role of John Connor will need to be filled.
Linda Hamilton hasn’t taken up the role of Sarah Connor since Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Reports suggest she was set to return during Terminator 3 but was unceremoniously killed off-screen when contract discussions went nowhere. Since then, several other actresses have taken up the mantle – each to varying degrees of success.
It’s all interesting to hear, in particular when you consider that the last Terminator movie, Genisys, was considered a reboot itself. It’s looking increasingly likely that audiences won’t be getting to see the next installment in that trilogy – not a terrible thing in my opinion. The problem with Genisys is that it wanted to be many things at the same time – creating an awkward mix of ideas that never gelled (Let’s not talk about the mess it made of Skynet and John Connor in the process).
In fact, the whole continuity of the Terminator movies is one huge mess right now. With The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys all claiming to be the true sequel – adding another to mix might explain why audiences were so unwilling to go and check out the movie in the first place.
Are you excited to hear that Linda Hamilton will be returning? Do you think it’s the right move for Terminator 6?