Terminator: Dark Fate Promises a Return to the Classic James Cameron Magic

Terminator: Dark Fate Promises a Return to the Classic James Cameron Magic

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Terminator: Dark Fate releases on November 1st, and fans of the James Cameron franchise are excited to see it. This is in no small part because this film marks the return of Cameron as executive producer. Tim Miller, director of the first Deadpool film, directed the return to the Terminator universe.

Cameron has stated that he considers Dark Fate to be a sequel to the first two films in the series, the ones that he directed. Meanwhile, Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genesys are all considered to have taken place in alternate timelines.


A huge element in the buzz surrounding the new Terminator flick is the casting. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton are all back as the T-800, John Connor and Sarah Connor, respectively. This marks the first time since Terminator 2 that all three actors have returned for a film in the franchise.

Other stars entering the franchise as new characters include Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Mackenzie Davis and Diego Boneta. It was rumored that Michael Biehn might reprise his role as Kyle Reese in the film, though he has since confirmed that he is not in the new film.


The film centers around Daniella Ramos, or Dani, portrayed by Natalia Reyes. She’s a young girl who has been targeted for termination by mysterious forces, and is being pursued by the new “Rev-9” Terminator unit. The Rev-9, portrayed by Gabriel Luna, is composed of both a traditional Terminator endoskeleton and a mimetic poly-alloy, much like the T-X from Terminator 3.

Dani is protected by a number of powerful figures. Firstly, she’s got Grace, a cyborg from further in the future than Rev-9 played by Mackenzie Davis. Then, Sarah Connor and a rogue T-800 named Carl (played by Arnold, of course) decide to help Grace keep Dani safe from the murderous robot.

Many fans are excited to see Tim Miller’s take on the franchise, especially with the guiding hand of James Cameron in the executive producer chair. No matter what, you can rest assured that the film will be jam-packed full of action and robots and explosions.