I’ll be back..
The Terminator franchise is back! This time, Terminator: Dark Fate
The Terminator series has been popular with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic line “I’ll be back”. The Terminator series have been critical and box office success, with Terminator 1 & 2 being the most acclaimed. With Terminator: Dark Fate hitting theatres on 1 November, here are 5 facts that you should know about the movie:
1. A Complete Retcon
Dark Fate will be a unique film because it disregards the events in Terminator 3, Salvation and Genisys
James Cameron, who directed Terminator 1 & 2, will be returning to Terminator: Dark Fate acting as a producer. Dark Fate will be directed by Tim Miller, who also directed Deadpool.
Cameron has said that Dark Fate will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2, which was released in 1991, effectively ignoring the events in Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines, Salvation, and Genisys. These sequels were produced without Cameron’s involvement, and they didn’t perform well at the box office and received middling reviews.
2. Original Cast Returning
Unlike the sequels which involved in different casts, Dark Fate will have the original cast returning. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong returning.
The plot for Dark Fate will involve Sarah Connor, a hybrid human cyborg who protects a young girl being hunted Skynet’s Terminator. This Terminator is unlike previous Terminators, as this Terminator is a modified, liquid from the future….
3. Set in the future
This film is set in the future. 2022 to be precise.
4. First R-Rated Terminator In 16 Years
Like Terminator 1 & 2, Dark Fate will be returning to its origins. A hard, R rating surely ensures violence, blood, profanities, in the film! Dark Fate will be the first R-Rated Terminator film in 16 years.
The Terminator sequels Rise of the Machines, Salvation and Genysis have been dumbed down to a PG-13 affair and this did not sit well with fans and cast, especially Linda Hamilton. The fact that it is returning to an R rating shows that the franchise is correcting itself to a better route.
5. Many Studios Involved in Producing Dark Fate
Of the 5 production companies that are producing this film, three will distribute it as well. Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Tencent will distribute it in their regions. Paramount in the United States. Tencent in China and Fox in international regions.