Linda Hamilton to Return as Sarah Connor in Terminator 6

Posted 2017/09/20 0 0

Hamilton will join the franchise's star, Arnold Swarzenegger, for the forthcoming film, which James Cameron will be directing.


The 60-year-old actress playing Sarah Connor in the Terminator and Terminator 2, in 1986 and 1991, respectively, is returning to the “Terminator” franchise for the new instalment being made by Skydance and Paramount. James Cameron made the announcement at a private event regarding the franchise, saying:

“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return. There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Deadpool's Tim Miller is directing the new movie (aiming to kick off a fresh trilogy), which Cameron has created a story for, handing the script chores to one of Hollywood's favourite current stalwarts, a TV-style writers' room that included David Goyer and Josh Friedman. While the story details are still being guarded by looking T-800s, the plan is for the new movie to serve as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, helpfully removing the other movies from the canon, and introducing some new characters to handle the story going forward.

“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story,” Cameron said. “We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”

Hamilton originally portrayed the character in the franchise’s first installment, The Terminator, in 1984. Connor was a young waitress who found herself hunted by the titular killer robot from the future – portrayed by future Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger – as she was destined to give birth to a pivotal figure in the coming war between humanity and the machines. Hamilton reprised the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a decidedly more battle-hardened version of Connor who found herself allied with a different version of Schwarzenegger’s muscle-bound robot in an effort to protect her young son from new threats from the future. That was Hamilton’s last turn in the role, though Sarah Connor has continued on, both in the TV series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, where she was played by Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, and in the ill-fated big screen reboot attempt Terminator: Genisys, portrayed by yet another Game of Thrones veteran in Emilia Clarke.