SDCC 2019: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Panel News

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ThatHashTagShow is on location and reporting from San Diego Comic Con 2019.  JJ Goodman is there and attended once of the most interesting panels of the day, Terminator: Dark Fate.

While James Cameron was not present he did kick off the panel via video from the set Avatar.  Among one of the first reveals was that Edward Furlong, who starred as a young John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, would be reprising his role in this direct follow up to that movie.

Edward Furlong as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

[Possible spoilers ahead] JJ also reported that Natalia Reyes, who will be playing Dani Ramos, stated that she has “a brother and a dog” in Terminator: Dark Fate.  Immediately upon announcing that her character had a dog, Reyes followed with “oops! spoilers!” Could Dani have a Terminator dog protector? Better yet, could Dani actually be the offspring Sarah Connor? This would definitely explain why the new Terminator in the movie appears to be no longer hunting John Connor. 

Additional ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ News

Gabriel Luna and Arnold Schwarzenegger at SDCC 2019 (JJ Goodman)

Director Tim Miller also spoke about Terminator: Dark Fate and stated the following:

“Officially an R-rated movie… because the fans demanded it. The DNA of Terminator is an R-rated fucking movie!”

– Tim Miller, SDCC Terminator: Dark Fate panel discussion

This should be great news for fans as we can expect the same level of action and carnage as the original Terminator which was also an R rated movie.

Director Tim Miller and Linda Hamilton at SDCC 2019 (JJ Goodman)

Linda Hamilton, who is reprising her role of Sarah Connor in Dark Fate, also spoke about coming back to her iconic role:

“I am so much more than I was.”

– Linda Hamilton, SDCC Terminator: Dark Fate penal discussion

Linda’s statement could be taken on two fronts.  It is an obvious reference to her possible being in better shape and dealing with the stress of being an actor in Hollywood.  However, this could also be a reference to her character Sarah being an even stronger person in the film.  While Linda was in great shape for Terminator 2, her character was broken out of a psych ward and mentally she was not dealing well with the destiny in front of her.

Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters this November.

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