Arnold Schwarzenegger Says You’ll ‘Feel Sorry’ For T-800 In Terminator: Dark Fate

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Dark Fate

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been playing the Terminator for 35 years and for pretty much all of that time, the character has been an unstoppable killing machine. However, in the new movie, Terminator: Dark Fate, Arnold Schwarzenegger says that fans will likely be worried about what the fate of the T-800 will actually be. He's in for the fight of his life, but also fans are apparently going to want to see him destroyed.

Schwarzenegger's T-800 will be going up against an all new model of Terminator, played by Gabriel Luna. With all of the new models abilities, including being able to duplicate himself, it seems the deck is stacked against the classic model. Schwarzenegger tells' Men's Health that there should be serious concern as to whether or not the T-800 will survive, saying...

There are moments [in Dark Fate] where you kind of feel sorry for Terminator, for the T-800. It’s like, ‘I hope he gets destroyed, but I hope he wins against this.

While we know that Arnold and the T-800 will be back in Terminator: Dark Fate, the trailers have been careful not to reveal the circumstances of exactly how that's going to work.

The more interesting aspect of the actor's comment here may be the idea that fans are going to hope the T-800 gets destroyed. While the details are unclear, the character will certainly be joining our other heroes, but while he may be fighting against the bad guys, it seems there may still be a reason we will want to see him destroyed.

The most recent trailer for Dark Fate does include Sarah Conner saying that she's going to kill the T-800 when it's all over, and the Terminator seems to understand that, so perhaps the rest of us will as well. There may be a good reason, something minor like the fate of humanity, which necessitate the need to destroy the T-800. It's happened before.

While we might all be ok with Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator being destroyed, that will only be after the job is done, and we'll still want to see our favorite Terminator destroy this new model if he can.

Terminator: Dark Fate follows directly from the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and discounts the existence of any of the other sequels. This is likely a good move as things were getting a bit convoluted in the Terminator universe.

Also, of course, there's the fact that the first two Terminator movies are the only ones that are universally loved, so it allows the franchise to relaunch from a point where things are still positive.

The new movie will also see Linda Hamilton's return to the franchise, and it has to be said that she was a common thread those first two movies had which all the other sequels lacked, so perhaps she has been what the franchise has needed all along.

Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters November 1.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.