This year will see another attempt at a Terminator film. While nobody actually asked for another one of these movies, what’s interesting about Terminator: Dark Fate, though, is that it’s a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, effectively decanonizing Rise of the Machines, Salvation and Genisys. In a way, it’s similar to what Miramax, Blumhouse and Universal did with the Halloween franchise last year.
Terminator: Dark Fate will not only see the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, but will also introduce Mackenzie Davis in some sort of badass role. While the details of her character are still kept a secret, director Tim Miller (Deadpool) promised that she’s strong, feminine and will definitely rile up closet misogynist AKA annoying internet attention seekers. In an interview with Variety, Miller said:
“If you’re at all enlightened, she’ll play like gangbusters. If you’re a closet misogynist, she’ll scare the fuck out of you, because she’s tough and strong but very feminine. We did not trade certain gender traits for others; she’s just very strong, and that frightens some dudes. You can see online the responses to some of the early shit that’s out there, trolls on the internet. I don’t give a fuck.”
Reading this quote from Miller just puts a big smile on my face. Hollywood needs more strong female characters, regardless if it annoys the crap out of close-minded keyboard warriors who love spewing hateful things on the internet.
On top of that, Miller also shared just how passionate he is about this project and these characters, particularly Sarah Connor.
“After Deadpool, there were a lot of projects I could’ve chosen, but I really wanted to see Linda Hamilton come back to personally continue her story as Sarah Connor. Like James Cameron, I always find stories about women are much more interesting than men picking up guns. Jim’s movies are grounded in reality and character and just happen to have time travel and robots. I’m wired the same way. I want to give the audience a story about Sarah and these new characters and make everything else as realistic as possible. I want to sit in the audience and believe that this shit could happen to me. That’s how I’m approaching it.”
Tim Miller’s fiery passion definitely gets me a tad more excited for the movie. However, I’ve been cheated by the franchise one too many times that I’m definitely going to proceed to this one with caution.