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Sci-fi is a tried and true genre, capable of transporting moviegoers to colorful lands and dystopian futures. And there's perhaps no franchise quite as iconic as James Cameron's The Terminator. Cameron's first two movies are legendary within the genre, and the larger franchise has never been too far from theaters. But the property is going back to basics for Terminator: Dark World, as a direct sequel to T2 with Linda Hamilton returning to the role of Sarah Connor.
OG Terminator fans are psyched to see the story of Terminator 2 continued, as the sequel is widely considered the most successful installment. And with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and James Cameron all involved, Dark Fate has some serious buzz around it. Cameron has been personally stoking the fire of that anticipation, and has posted an epic image of Hamilton as his iconic heroine. Check it out.
Does anyone else have goosebumps? Sarah Conner had a huge arc in the first two Terminator movies, with Linda Hamilton and James Cameron crafting a complex lead character. So there's no telling where she'll end up going when Dark Fate finally arrives in theaters.
The above image is a glimpse into Linda Hamilton's long awaited return to Sarah Connor, after the role was played by various actresses in the years since T2 was released. Time doesn't appear to have softened Sarah, as she's shown wearing full tactical gear, and covered in weaponry to handle threats--robotic or otherwise.
In an almost apocalyptic setting, Sarah Connor has put her pocketknife into the bench she's sitting on, and has her trusty pistol close to her chest. Of course, these won't be the only weapons Linda Hamilton's character uses in Terminator: Dark Fate. The first trailer showed the character with some heavily artillery, filling Gabriel Luna's Rev-9 with a number of massive rounds, before literally blowing the villain up.
Of course, the Rev-9 Terminator won't be taken down that easily, as the first Dark Fate trailer also teased some exciting abilities for the new killing machine. Specifically, he's able to split into two separate robots, and therefore pose double the threat to Sarah Connor and the new cast of human characters.
Overall, it looks like Dark Fate will focus quite a bit on Sarah Connor, filling in the decades since we saw Linda Hamilton's iteration back in 1991. She's been shown uttering the iconic "I'll Be Back" line, and is far more prominently featured in the first trailer than Arnold Schwarzenegger's title character.
Audiences will also be treated to flashbacks of Sarah with her son John Connor, brought to life through the magic of extensive visual affects. Linda Hamilton's likeness will be de-aged (a practice becoming far more common thanks to the MCU), and actor Edward Furlong's likeness from Terminator 2 will be recreated digitally. And with Deadpool director Tim Miller behind the camera to bring Terminator: Dark Fate to theaters, there's some serious talent behind this canon-breaking sequel.
Terminator: Dark Fate will arrive in theaters on November 1st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.