Part of James Cameron's Proposed Reboot Trilogy
By Robert Marrujo:: The Terminator franchise has had it rough for a while now. Dating all the way back to Terminator 3, ever since series creator James Cameron stepped away from the director's seat things haven't been the same. After Terminator Genisys failed to resonate with audiences, the future of the Terminator began to look bleak.
Thankfully, James Cameron has been able to reclaim the rights to the series and is looking to set the ship back on course. Though he won't be directing the upcoming sequel, he is taking a very prominent role in its creation. Along with director Tim Miller (Deadpool), Cameron will be bringing back Hamilton in part to make a statement about gender roles in action movies. Hamilton made a mark on the industry with her rugged, rough portrayal of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2 at a time when female action stars were in very low supply.
As communicated by The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron said, "There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn't an example of that for women." The remarks come after Cameron's recent criticism of the Wonder Woman film and his perception that star Gal Gadot was objectified in the movie. Cameron's announcement of Hamilton's return were given at a private event being held in honor of the Terminator franchise.
Although Camron, Hamilton, and series star Arnold Schwarzenegger are all confirmed for the new project, the goal is to move the focus onto a new core cast of characters. According to Cameron, "We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. 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." There's no word on when the film will drop, but it is apparently being treated as a direct followup to Terminator 2.