Linda Hamilton is returning for the next Terminator alongside Arnold


Does anyone else feel like Arnold’s classic line from the original Terminator — “I’ll be back. — is becoming more and more of an ominous warning for the franchise than a fantastic one-liner? The series has been in reboot mode over and over again since Terminator 2, and maybe it’s time they finally let it die. 

Of course they’re not, with Cameron coming back on to launch a new trilogy after Terminator: Genisys flopped, and the latest news coming out of that project is that Linda Hamilton will be coming back. There’s no confirmation that she’ll be playing Sarah Connor, but with Arnold already confirmed to be returning for the film, and Cameron claiming that the series is connected, but will be able to stand on its own as well, it’s hard to imagine she’ll be playing anyone else. 

Cameron, who recently got in hot water for claiming that Wonder Woman wasn’t a good female hero, had words about the importance of casting Hamilton, saying, “There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Sure, that’s great. I’m all for more older female action heroes, but the only hope I really have for this movie is that Tim Miller, who directed Deadpool, is coming on board to helm this. Hopefully he can breathe something into the film, which is supposed to kick off a new trilogy as a direct sequel to Judgement Day and pass the baton onto a new set of characters, but I don’t know what that will be.

[via THR]

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