Whether anyone wants it or not, this new Terminator reboot thing is a real thing. James Cameron is going back to the tiredest of tired wells, and the thought of another Terminator film has sure sounded horrible, until now. Linda Hamilton, Sarah Connor herself, will return to the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter had the story last night, and from their report it seems like the only exciting thing about Linda Hamilton returning is the fact she’s… returning. Because this explanation from Cameron is… oof:
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story… We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
You see? They will still “fold time.” Everything should make total sense and not be confusing and stupid at all.
Oh yeah, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back as well, but that’s hardly news. Arnie can’t say no to his most iconic character, and he was pretty much the only watchable part of Genysis anyway, so… whatever.
Linda Hamilton back on board isn’t enough to excite me for another Terminator film, but it’s at least an interesting surprise. Tim Miller is directing for some reason, and David Goyer is working on a story. That’s not the most promising development, but maybe they will surprise us all.