Published: Wed, September 20, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Linda Hamilton to Return to 'Terminator' Over 25 Years Later!

Linda Hamilton to Return to 'Terminator' Over 25 Years Later!

Cameron announced Hamilton's return at a private Terminator event, where he described her reprisal of the Sarah Connor role as a comment on gender in movies for the current age. That approach - which largely omitted Schwarzenegger - proved unsuccessful, and Terminator: Genisys was framed as something of a back-to-basics take on the franchise, once again set in modern times and with Schwarzenegger at the forefront. This is why he made the shocking announcement that Linda Hamilton is returning to star in Terminator 6.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has also been confirmed to return for the film which will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day that will introduce new characters to pass the baton to.

Cameron crafted the story for this new film, and he and Miller are planning a new trilogy of Terminator movies that can serve as standalones or create an overarching story. He referenced the fact that older male actors are still anchoring movies and are "out there killing bad guys", but there "isn't an example of that for women". David Goyer of Blade and Christopher Nolan's Batman series notoriety, Dark Angels co-creator Charles Eglee, and Terminator television spinoff creator Josh Friedman were all a part of that room.

Linda Hamilton Returning for New 'Terminator' Movie; Trilogy Planned
Linda Hamilton returning for Terminator 6

Hamilton originally portrayed the character in the franchise's first installment, The Terminator, in 1984. It appears that Hamilton's now-aged-up Sarah Connor could be an illustration of just that. Cameron and company are now looking for "an 18-something woman" to serve as a centerpiece for the story alongside a slew of new characters that are hoped to take over the franchise going forward. We will have characters from the future and the present.

Story details are, of course, being kept on a secure hard drive at Cyberdyne Systems, but Cameron and Miller are treating the new movie as a direct sequel to Cameron's Judgment Day.

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