“Terminator: Dark Fate” Panel Kicks Off SDCC

By Creative Media Times

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The cast and filmmaker of the highly anticipated Terminator: Dark Fate kicked things off at Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reuniting for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day stormed theaters in 1991.

The film’s director Tim Miller were also on stage, along with co-stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, and Gabriel Luna.

The panel was introduced by James Cameron, who was live-streamed from the set of his Avatar sequel. During his his segment, he announced that Edward Furlong will reprise his John Connor role as well as revealed a featurette.

“I was asked to join the production by David Ellsion at Skydance and Tim Miller who was already aboard. I came into with no particular expectation other than wanting to make the best possible Terminator movie for 2019,” said Cameron. “If I was gonna do it, I wanted Arnold in it. What do we do with the T-800? How do we create a new character for him, something no one has ever seen before? I think we came up with something pretty good.”

Cameron of course wrote and directed the 1984 original “The Terminator” and its sequel “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

“It’s absolutely incorrect to say I don’t need to come back,” Schwarzenegger mentioned during his panel appearance. “Of course I need to come back. I’m addicted to Terminator!”

Terminator: Dark Fate is set for release on November 1.