A familiar face is set to return for the next installment in the Terminator franchise. While speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, producer James Cameron revealed that T2: Judgment Day star Edward Furlong will reprise his role as John Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate.
Furlong’s appearance will mark the first time an actor has portrayed Connor more than one time. Nick Stahl took over for Furlong in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Then Christian Bale appeared as the character in McG’s Terminator: Salvation. Most recently, Jason Clarke played Connor in Terminator Genisys.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dark Fate director Tim Miller revealed that his film would deal directly with the aftermath of the events of T2:
“The first two movies really deal with time as a loop, what’s happening is the same thing that happened before and everybody is fighting to ensure that happens again. And Jim [Cameron] had this lucky break that he only broke that rule at the end of Terminator 2 when Sarah destroys Cyberdyne, it’s the first thing that happened that hadn’t happened before, and so it was going to change the future — but no one knew how. And I don’t think the movies that came after it really explored that in a clean way like I believe we are, with true consequences, and it makes perfect sense for Sarah to be the one to face those consequences since they were her choices to begin with.”
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Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1, 2019.
The film stars Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Conner.
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