Simon Brew

Sep 28, 2017

Terminator 6 is definite, and will indeed bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton..

Well, it’s definite: the third straight attempt to make a new trilogy of Terminator films will get underway on July 26th 2019. That’s the release date for Terminator 6, that James Cameron is overseeing, and Tim Miller is directing.

The movie will reteam Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, with the screenplay set to be the result of a writers’ room that includes Cameron, David Goyer, Charles Eglee, Justin Rhodes, Josh Friedman and David Ellison.

Cameron has confirmed that the movie will follow-up from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and ignore every entry in the series since. “We’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse”.

As for Tim Miller, he’s addressed the issue of Schwarzenegger returning again in the new film(s), with Cameron insisting that the actor’s age isn’t an issue because cyborgs that have seen lots of action age too.

“Because he’s been in all the other movies – unlike Linda – I do think there needs to be a reason to be different here”, Miller said.

“I like my sci-fi grounded. I like my characters grounded. And what Jim said about the exterior aging while the interior remains the same – well, not the interior, as in the brain, as emotionally and intellectually he will have evolved. They’re learning machines”.

“But that’s a way to make it different than it was. Even in Genisys, he looked – I should stop – he was a slightly gussied-up version of the old Terminator. I think we should embrace his age, and that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans”.

As we hear more about the film, we’ll keep you posted. James Cameron is unlikely to be much of a presence on set, of course, given that he’s now shooting his quartet of Avatar sequels…