Hamilton and Schwarzenegger centre stage in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ posters


A new set of character posters for Terminator: Dark Fate have landed online, and there’s some serious weaponry on show.

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are set to reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800 respectively, are each depicted wielding large firearms in their posters.

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New leading lady Mackenzie Davis features on another of the posters, wielding a hook on the end of a chain.

The Black Mirror star will play Grace — a cyborg sent from the future to protect Dani (Natalia Reyes), who has been targeted by an advanced Terminator.

Sarah Connor and Schwarzenegger’s original Terminator join the fight to save Dani from the liquid metal killing machine, sent back in time by the villainous Skynet.

Dark Fate is the sixth film in the Terminator franchise, but was conceived by producer James Cameron as a direct sequel to the first two films in the franchise, which he created.

As a result, Deadpool director Tim Miller’s film will ignore the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys.

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The latter film was seen as a low point in the franchise by fans and critics, achieving a franchise low score of 26% from critics via review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Genisys was conceived as the starting point for a new Terminator trilogy, but its box office struggles ultimately put the entire franchise on hold and it proved ripe for a reset.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the T-800 again in Tim Miller’s ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

James Cameron announced in 2017 that he was shepherding a new series of films, following on directly from the widely beloved T2, abandoning the knotty timeline of previous sequels.

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The filmmaker also confirmed that the new film will have an R rating in the USA, rather than the PG-13 certificate of other sequels in the franchise.

Terminator: Dark Fate will be released in the UK on 23 October.


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