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Terminator 6 gets a release date as Cameron and Miller spill new juicy details

September 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Now that we know a new Terminator is in the works with Deadpool’s Tim Miller helming (here) and Arnie and Linda Hamilton are both back (here) AND that it will be a sequel to Terminator 2 – meaning it’ll ignore Terminators 3, Salvation and Genisys – it’s time to get some of the rap meat and bones…

And we have some (funny that).

Firstly, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have announced that the James Cameron-produced, Tim Miller-directed Terminator feature will be released on July 26th, 2019.

Currently a writers room has been set up consisting of David Goyer, Charles Eglee, Josh Friedman and Justin Rhodes, Cameron and producer David Ellison.

Speaking to THR, Cameron and Miller spoke about the movie and dropped some cool details about what we can expect.

Firstly, as with Genisys, we won’t see the main Terminator, i.e. Schwarzenegger, digitally de-aged, but rather he will have aged but it won’t be an issue because, while the skin is older, the endoskeleton beneath is still in fighting shape – this was Cameron’s idea for Genisys, however the duo are keen to point out this will not be the same as we saw in that movie: “Because he’s been in all the other movies – unlike Linda – I do think there needs to be a reason to be different here. I like my sci-fi grounded. I like my characters grounded. And what Jim said about the exterior aging while the interior remains the same – well, not the interior, as in the brain, as emotionally and intellectually he will have evolved. They’re learning machines,” said Miller

He continues: “But that’s a way to make it different than it was. Even in ‘Genisys,’ he looked – I should stop – he was a slightly gussied-up version of the old Terminator. I think we should embrace his age, and that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans.”

Confirming that the movie will take place after T2, Cameron goes on: “This is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”

This, for Cameron, was a naturally going to involve Linda Hmaliton’s return to the iconic role of Sarah Connor. However, he was pretty nervous approaching her: “It took me a week just to get up the nerve. No, that’s not true. Linda and I have a great relationship. We’ve stayed friends through the thick and thin of it all. And she is the mother of my eldest daughter.”

So I called her up, and I said: “Look, we could rest on our laurels. It’s ours to lose, in a sense. We created this thing several decades ago. But, here’s what can be really cool. You can come back and show everybody how it’s done. Because in my mind, it hasn’t been done a whole lot since the way she did it back in ’91.”

Look, with Cameron, Arnie and Hamilton involved and a real sense of continuation and passion for the project, we’re excited for this… we expect a fresh, exciting take on Terminator.

We think that’s reasonable. Don’t you?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….