Terminator: Dark Fate Explodes into Comic ConJuly 18, 2019
Today, at San Diego Comic Con, fans got their first extended look at Terminator: Dark Fate.
The verdict? So far, so good, despite Tim Miller’s half-joking suggestion that maybe he “got lucky” with Deadpool, his directorial debut.
This article may contain spoilers. Do not continue if you want to go into the film spoiler free.
Dark Fate is a reboot that continues along the trajectory set by Jim Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor and she immediately sets the tone for what fans can expect from the film: “my name is Sarah Connor and I hunt Terminators.”
Few details were revealed about the plot, but what we can say is this: a young girl is targeted by a new Terminator, played by Gabriel Luna.
Who the girl is, and why she is important are unknown. She’s protected by an enhanced human from the future, played by Mackenzie Davids.
Somehow, Sarah Connor gets entangled in the fight, and sticks with the girl because “she (Sarah) was the girl once: and it sucked.”
Also somehow, Mackenzie Davids knows Carl, who is himself a T-800. Sarah Connor commits to killing him. “I will never f***** call you Carl,” she says.
One thing that’s terrifying about Gabriel Luna’s Terminator, is that he seems to be able to self-replicate. Like the T-1000, he is made of liquid metal and can change his form, but he also has an exo-skeleton. The liquid metal can separate from the exo-skeleton, and then the two forms act independently.
When asked why Arnold committed to the film when he “didn’t need to,” Arnold replied “you’ve done a great job moderating this panel, but I have to correct you; I did need to. I’m a Terminator Addict.”
He went on to talk about how the Terminator franchise changed his life, and how much he owed to it.
Some other neat tidbits:
Jim Cameron confirmed that Eddie Furlong would be reprising his role as John Connor, but he was not shown in the footage; his role could be a small one.
The film will be rated R.
Terminator: Dark Fate is in theatres in November.
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