Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Packing Serious Heat In New Terminator: Dark Fate Image

Arnold's Terminator in a cabin

Science fiction has always been a tried and true genre in filmmaking, and there are few filmmakers who are quite a prolific within the genre as James Cameron. Cameron is responsible for massively successful properties like Avatar, Alien, and Terminator. The latter franchise is returning to theaters with Dark Fate, and will reunite original stars Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. And a new photo of Arnold shows his signature Terminator packing some serious heat.

Despite his apparent death at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 will be back for Terminator: Dark Fate. The first trailer didn't feature a ton of footage as Arnold, so it's unclear how meaty the role will end up being. Regardless, we should expect the iconic character to be heavily armed. Check out the new photo of T-800/Carl below.

Well, he said he'd be back. And if that photo is any indication, T-800 will be back with a vengeance for Terminator: Dark Fate.

This new goose bump-inducing image comes to us from Total Film, and should excite the generations of Terminator fans out there. The Terminator is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most iconic roles, one he's played well swagger across his various appearances in the long-running franchise. After playing the villain in the first film, he arose as an unlikely ally in Terminator 2, creating popular catch phrases in the process. And through it all, he's been showing using some serious artillery, firing endless rounds in the robotic villain of each installment.

The above image is certainly no exception, and Carl is rocking a weapon that seems to have multiple types of rounds. Explosives have always proven more effective on Terminators, and Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor causes a few major explosions in the first footage from Terminator: Dark Fate. We should expect Arnold Schwarzenegger to do the same, toting heavy ballistic equipment in the process.

In the first trailer for Tim Miller's R-rated Terminator: Dark Fate, T-800 is shown living and aging in a remote cabin. But when the action of the upcoming sequel picks up, Sarah Connor will seek out her old ally in attempt to protect Dani Ramos (Natalie Reyes), Grace (Mackenzie Davis) and their allies. The gang's getting back together, but what exactly have the characters been doing in the 27 years since they foiled judgement day in Terminator 2?

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There are a ton of questions going into Terminator: Dark Fate's run in theaters, as the marketing has kept the trailers and spoiler-heavy content to a minimum. Sarah Connor has continued hunting Terminators in the decades since we last saw her, and appears to be even more hardened by the experience. John Connor's fate is unknown, but Edward Furlong will be reprising his role in a brief appearance. Did he die after judgement day was avoided? Is that why T-800 is living in solitude?

All will be revealed when Terminator: Dark Fate arrives in theaters on November 1, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.