Anyone who’s seen the seemingly never-ending run of Terminator sequels in recent years, you’d know that Terminator just isn’t Terminator without the original cast.
Sorry Christian Bale, but I’d take Judgement Day re-runs – complete with leather Arnie on a motorbike and Sarah Connor pumping iron in prison – over these new ones any day of the week.
So fans of the
only first two Terminator movies would have rejoiced this week when it was announced that Linda Hamilton – who has been absent on screen in the Terminator franchise since Terminator 2 – was signing on again for the upcoming Terminator 6.
The return of Schwarzenegger to the sequel had already been announced, while director James Cameron – who was involved in the only two good Terminator movies – has signed on as a producer. Tim Miller of Deadpool fame will direct the film.
Alongside Sigourney Weaver’s Lt Ripley, Hamilton’s Sarah Connor set the standard for female action stars in the 80s and 90s. Cameron – who was briefly married to Hamilton in the 90s – heralded her return in a time when roles for older women in Hollywood are few and far between.
“There are 50-year-old guys and 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women” Cameron said.
Terminator 6 is expected for release in 2018.