As far as sci-fi franchises go, there's few quite as iconic as James Cameron's Terminator. The futuristic and action-heavy property has compelled moviegoers for decades, and has never really been far from theaters. But Terminator fans are especially excited for the upcoming release of Dark Fate, which will be an R-rated direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and feature Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor. So could T2 actor Robert Patrick also appear in a future installment?
Robert Patrick played Terminator 2's primary antagonist, the T-1000. Made of liquid metal, the updated Terminator had special capabilities that made him especially troublesome for T-800, Sarah, and John. Patrick was recently asked if he'd be interested in returning to the sci-fi franchise, and he said:
I just love to work. I'm my best human being when I'm working doing what I love to do, and that's acting. And so, I try to find the best parts I can do, and just keep my career moving. All of the stuff that I've done, if someone was to come back to me and say, 'Hey. You want to take another crack at it?' I would say, 'Sure. Let's go for it.' I don't think I've always felt that way, but now I do. So, there you go. I contradict [myself].
Well, this is exciting. It looks like the liquid villain of Terminator 2 is down to return for a role in a future installment. The reason? Because he loves working and making a living as an actor.
Robert Patrick's comments to Comic Book are sure to make hardcore fans of the Terminator franchise happy. Terminator 2: Judgement Day is largely considered the best installment in the long-running property, with Arnold Schwarzenegger transitioning from villain to ally throughout the course of James Cameron's follow-up.
That's what makes Terminator: Dark Fate such an exciting project, with tons of anticipation behind its upcoming release. The upcoming movie will ignore the rest of the franchise's sequels, following up with Sarah Connor decades after she stopped judgement day in T2. Also reprising his role is Edward Furlong, who portrayed Sarah's son John.
Since the trio of leading Terminator 2 actors are returning for the franchise with Dark Fate, the only one really missing from the reunion is Robert Patrick. The 60 year-old actor's character perished during the conclusion of that first sequel, although Arnold Schwarzenegger's character did as well. Just how he might be brought back is unclear, but it's a concept that fans would be very happy about.
The Terminator franchise, complete with a new timeline, will continue when Terminator: Dark Fate arrives in theaters November 1st. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.