The last few days saw the announcement by Arnold Schwarzenegger that he has already begun filming some of his scenes for the as yet, untitled sixth film in the Terminator franchise, meaning the film has already started production, It seemed like a good time to put everything we know about the project in one convenient location.
First off, It looks like the next film will serve as a direct sequel to T2: Judgment Day and ignore the events of the other three Terminator sequels. As you can see in the image above, the production marks the return of Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor, and original director James Cameron is writing and producing. The film, set for a 2019 release, will be directed by Deadpool’s Tim Miller The film is set to arrive in November of 2019.
Schwarzenegger will be portraying the human the iconic T-800 initially gets modeled after. However, that doesn’t mean Arnie won’t also have a few scenes as the T-800. It wouldn’t be a Terminator film, otherwise. A younger version of Schwarzenegger was also cast.
It looks like Hamilton’s role will be to pass the torch to a new younger woman who will serve as the film series heroine going forward. Considering that, this could well mean the end of the road for Hamilton’s memorable turn as Sarah Conner. Colombian actress Natalia Reyes will play the new lead. Her character, at least according to an excerpt from the story put out in a casting call, is named Dani Ramos.
The character profile describes Dani thus:”Dani Ramos is a young woman in her early 20s from Mexico City. She was brought up in a working-class neighborhood, is independent and believes strongly in family. She’s more street smart than book smart and is a woman who always manages to find a ray of light even in the darkest of circumstances.”
We also know who Dani Ramos will be running from a new Terminator assassin played by Gabriel Luna. What hasn’t yet emerged is what kind of Terminator he’ll be; something we have seen before or will it be something new?
Another principal character Mackenzie Davis (Halt And Catch Fire, Blade Runner 2049), who will play what appears to be a battle-scarred resistance fighter of some kind, or possibly a cyborg.
We don’t know much about the film’s plot as of yet, but there are strong indications that Cameron and the franchise, with this film, is hitting the reset button once again, and the film’s setting will at least begin in the nineties right after the events of T2.