Linda Hamilton returns in Terminator: Dark Fate

The new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate has dropped today, and fans of the long time sci-fi series are getting their first tastes of what new direction this film is going in. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to role that launched his film career, and this time, he’s joined by the original Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton. This is Hamilton’s first time playing Sarah Connor, the mother of humanity’s greatest warrior after the machines take over, since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalie Reyes, and Diego Boneta round out the cast for Terminator: Dark Fate. Not much is known about the new film — or what direction it will take — after the last two films in the franchise spun out if different tangents, leaving the story in tatters.

The new trailer comes a day after the release of the first new poster for Terminator: Dark Fate. The tag line was also released: Welcome to the day after Judgement Day. I guess we’re just supposed to forget the other “days after Judgement Day” like 2003’s Terminator: Rise of the Machines, 2009’s Terminator Salvation, and the awful Terminator Genisys in 2015.

Terminator: Dark Fate poster

Terminator: Dark Fate is written by David Goyer & Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray, based off a story by James Cameron & Charles Eglee & Josh Friedman, and Goyer & Rhodes. It is directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). James Cameron also serves as producer, and he hopes that Dark Fate will kick off a new trilogy of films, as CinemaBlend reported two years ago.

One saving grace here is that Josh Friedman was the creator of the Sarah Connor Chronicles on Fox, which starred Lena Headey as Sarah. The TV show had a decent following, so his input on the story here could work.

Only time will tell if this new film will be the success that Genisys and Salvation failed to be, but maybe bringing the colon back to the title will be the key.

the T-800 returns in Terminator: Dark Fate
Easy, Arnie, it was just a joke. I’m sure the colon has nothing to do with the quality of the film.

Check out the new trailer below, and be ready to go into a future ruled by machines when Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1, 2019.

Terminator: Dark Fate is not yet rated, and all credits could change. Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures.