If you've been paying attention to the world of TV and film, you'll see that the trend of nostalgia is still very much in the fabric of the business. And with nostalgic projects proving endlessly profitable and popular, it seems like just about any project could return from the dead. This includes the Terminator franchise, which is returning after its less than stellar performance in Genisys. Arnold Schwarzenegger will once again be back (he told you he would!) to play the titular robot, but hardcore fans are most excited to see the long awaited return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. Hamilton has been MIA in the franchise since T2, and now we've got our first official look at Sarah's return. And she's a badass.
I'll give all the Terminator fans out there a few moments to collect yourself. Because seeing Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor with a shotgun is enough to get even the most casual moviegoers psyched. Her return is years in the making, and it looks like Sarah is not going to be playing around when she finally returns for the upcoming sixth installment.
This new Terminator photo shows an older, although still thoroughly badass, version of Sarah Connor. After being a bit of a victim in the first film, Terminator 2 revealed that her survival of the original attack had forever changed her. Sarah was a gun toting killer in the second movie, and it should be fascinating to see where the character goes when she finally pops back up in Terminator 6. What happened to John? How has she survived so long? All will be answered when the next Terminator flick arrives in November of 2019.
While fans will be primarily focused on Linda Hamilton's sweet new do and heavy weaponry, Sarah Conner is sharing this official photo with two newcomers to the franchise. Taking center stage is actress Mackenzie Davis, who sci-fi fans know from her work on Blade Runner 2049 and The Martian. Her character is still unnamed at the time of writing, but she's been teased as a super soldier who uses her abilities as an assassin. In stark juxtaposition to Linda Hamilton's Sarah Conner, the character is armed merely with a pole, which will hopefully have some epic and bloody scenes when the new sequel arrives in theaters.
The other newcomer in the new photo is actress Natalia Reyes, who will be playing the character Dani Ramos in Terminator's newest sequel. Her character is another one being kept under wraps, but her inclusion (and this photo) tease one thing: the future of the Terminator franchise is female. Dani's shirt also indicates she was working at a mechanic shop, so it's unclear how these three femme fatales eventually cross paths. But it's not going to be pretty for any robots who get in their way.
We'll be able to get more information about Linda Hamilton and the upcoming Terminator as its release slowly approaches. The untitled Terminator 6 movie will arrive in theaters on November 22, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.