Full disclosure: The Terminator films are my jam, so maybe I’m not the most objective of folk when it comes to talking about them. There have certainly been diminishing returns since the first one debuted 35 years ago, but, contrary to what Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Linda Hamilton stated recently, even the latter-day installments have something in there to make with the entertainment. (Yes, even the goofily-named Genisys. I’m a sucker for time travel of any kind–a hallmark of all Terminator movies–even when it doesn’t make a lick of sense.)
Which brings us to Terminator: Dark Fate, with a trailer that just dropped today. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as a Terminator and Hamilton, missing from the franchise since Judgment Day, has returned as Sarah Connor. Tim Miller of Deadpool fame is pulling director duties, which is all fine and dandy with us. He’s good with the action and the kablooey. Apparently, though, this installment disregards the last three Terminator films, with Dark Fate instead of a direct sequel to Terminator and Terminator 2, which boooo, but whatever. I can work with that.
Enough of me blabbering, here’s the trailer:
So, we’ve got Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD), Natalia Reyes (Birds of Passage), and Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049) all joining the Terminator universe, all lending some cache and sizable acting chops. Luna plays a Terminator hunting Reyes, who is being protected by another Terminator played by Davis. Add Arnold into the mix and that’s already three Terminators. ALL OF THE TERMINATORS! How Arnie and Hamilton figure into the equation remains to be seen, but sign us up. Protect us, bearded Arnold Terminator.
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1st. Oh, and check out the teaser poster for the film with Hamilton looking all sorts of Billy Badass.