Terminator: Dark Fate is set to be released in cinemas on 31st October in the UK and 1st November in the US.
Is there a Terminator: Dark Fate trailer?
Yes! You can watch the teaser trailer below:
In the footage we’re introduced to Mackenzie Davis’ half-human, half-Terminator character, whose attempts to save a young girl from time-travelling Terminator assassins are aided by a grizzled Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton).
Later, at San Diego Comic-Con a special behind-the-scenes feature was unveiled showing a lot more exciting action scenes from the upcoming movie, many starring Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800.
Who stars in Terminator: Dark Fate?
Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the assassin robot T-800, while Linda Hamilton is set to return as Sarah Connor, a headstrong warrior.
“There is a real gift in that so much time has passed, and that gives me so much more to explore with the character,” Hamilton said of her return.
“Sarah Connor is the same person but I wanted to see how the difference in events have changed her and shaped her and send her forward. There was meat there. I didn’t want to just recycle the same idea. It’s a woman who has a different mission, a different story, so I wanted to see what we could do with that.”
“When we started, we just didn’t know if she would do it,” Miller said.
“Jim [Cameron] was very honest about, ‘Look, I’ll ask her but I don’t know what she’s going to say.’ But he did and she was interested. Like a nervous deer, we had to creep up on her and convince her one step at a time to do it.”
At San Diego Comic-Con it was revealed that Edward Furlong, who memorably played the young John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, will also make his first return to the franchise since that movie, though it’s expected to only be a small role.
Jude Collie will serve as a body double for the younger Furlong in flashbacks, with Furlong’s likeness achieved with CGI technology.
Co-starring in the new film are Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Black Mirror) as a cyborg soldier called Grace sent from the future to protect Dani Ramos, a young woman targeted for death played by Natalia Reyes.
Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis and Linda Hamilton in the first look photo for Terminator 6 (Fox)
Gabriel Luna (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) also stars as a new part liquid, part-exoskeleton Terminator called Rev-9. He has the ability to split into two separate Terminator units. Diego Boneta will also star in the film as Dani’s older brother Miguel.
What’s Terminator: Dark Fate about? How does it fit in with other terminator films?
“I honestly believe this would be the best version of the movie after the second one,” director Tim Miller told Entertainment Weekly.
“This will be more clear when you see the movie, but the first two movies really deal with time as a loop, what’s happening is the same thing that happened before and everybody is fighting to ensure that happens again. And Jim [Cameron] had this lucky break that he only broke that rule at the end of Terminator 2 when Sarah destroys Cyberdyne, it’s the first thing that happened that hadn’t happened before, and so it was going to change the future — but no one knew how.
“And I don’t think the movies that came after it really explored that in a clean way like I believe we are, with true consequences, and it makes perfect sense for Sarah to be the one to face those consequences since they were her choices to begin with.”
Schwarzenegger has revealed a first glimpse of his character on Twitter:
Hamilton previously told Variety that she thought that Dark Fate would do justice to the earlier instalments: “I think we’ve done a good job of narrowing down the focus again so it will echo the first two films.”
“She’s a woman without a country,” Hamilton added of her character in the new film.
“Her original mission has changed due to circumstances and she really doesn’t have a team anymore, she just has a thirst for vengeance, so that makes her very alone. She’s still a wildcard, but a wildcard without a real true mission is a lot more unpredictable. Basically very hard for her to find her humanity, so once again we get to take a journey on that level, to have some deep things that need to be rediscovered for her survival.”
On reuniting the two leads, Schwarzenegger and Hamilton, producer James Cameron said: “You know, I didn’t work that closely with Linda. She had some concerns about the script. I wound up writing a few pages based on her questions and notes, when they were really just getting into the start of principal photography.
“He wanted things explained, like, ‘Why does the character do this? Why does the character do that?’ I said, ‘Here’s why. Here’s how it works. There are a couple of funny scenes – this is how you’ve got to play them so that it’s not too much, and not too little’.
“He said, ‘OK, I’ve got it. I’ve got it, I’ve got it’. And he went off to Budapest, and did it. So we have a shorthand. He and I have a shorthand.”