Terminator 6 is in development and this article has all the latest info about the upcoming sequel to the long-running sci-fi action blockbuster franchise.
The Terminator is one of those evergreen Hollywood flicks that no matter how much time passes, you’ll always find someone talking about it. And it’s not just the eponymous character that most of us know all too well of, but also the execution of the first two films by acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron, who is known for other mega-hits like True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar. As a matter of fact, it was the first Terminator movie, released back on October 26, 1984, that helped launched not only Cameron’s career as a filmmaker but also the acting career of Arnold Schwarzenegger during the 80s. The success of the first film spawned a total of four sequels namely:
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1994)
2. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
3. Terminator Salvation (2009)
4. Terminator Genisys (2015)
And now, a fifth sequel in the series is on its way, confirmed to drop near the end of 2019. In this post, we’ll go over everything we know about Terminator 6, its cast members to its release date and much more.
Previously, the title for the film was Terminator 6: Phoenix but was later refuted to be a working title. James Cameron then revealed on Yahoo that the new working title for T6 was Terminator: Dark Fate, which was later confirmed to be official by Paramount! and Deadline.
Terminator 6 is expected to be released on October 31, 2019, in the United Kingdom, and November 1, 2019, in the United States. The production for the film first started out in March 2018 but had to be postponed because of casting. Filming was then expected to start in March 2018 but got underway on June 4, 2018. The shooting took place in Hungary, Spain, Almería, Isleta del Moro for about a month before the rest of it resumed back in the United States.
Schwarzenegger started filming his scenes for the movie in Budapest, on July 30, 2018. In mid-October, the filming took place in the United States, with Schwarzenegger wrapping up his scenes on October 28, 2018. Finally, in early November 2018, all of the scenes for the film had officially been completed.
First of all, there’s the director, Tim Miller. This man has become an idol ever since making his directional debut with Deadpool 2016. He recently brought up the well-received adult animated short collection of Love, Death, Robots, and now he’s looking to bring some of that wild creativity of his in T6. When it comes to action scenes, Miller is a genius.
But that’s not the only sigh of relief because….James Cameron has returned to the series as an executive producer. But as far as the writing for the film goes, that’s being handled by a group of writers including David S Goyer (Batman Begins), Billy Ray (Captain Philips) and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds). Still, this is the first time in nearly three decades since Cameron’s been involved with a Terminator series, and if his Hollywood Reporter interview is any indication, he seems to be serving as a creative consultant.
While Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning as T-800, the best part is that he won’t be appearing as the unappealing “Pops” that he was known for in Genisys, and Brett Azar will serve as a younger body double for the character with Schwarzenegger's 1991 facial likeness that will be applied through the use of CGI.
Here is what Arnie looks like in the upcoming film:
In fact, Cameron himself stated that all movies that were released after the first two will be written off as a “bad dream,” as if they never actually happened in the first place. So there’s another reason for us old-school Terminator fans to rejoice.
Linda Hamilton, who portrayed Sarah Connor in the first two films, is also returning after nearly 30 years since Terminator 2. In fact, here she is now:
As we can see, she sports the same battle-ready gear that we’re all familiar with back in T2, looking as if she’s ready for World War 3 itself.
Besides “old faces,” the film will also comprise of new entrants including Dani Ramos who is a hard-working young woman from Mexico City, portrayed by Natalia Reyes.
Accompanying her will be Diego Boneta, who plays her brother Miguel.
Mackenzie Davis is cast as Grace, who is a “soldier assassin” sent from the future, for what, we don’t know yet.
And finally, Gabriel Luna has been tasked with portraying an updated model of the Terminator assassin T-1000 for the film.
The film will continue from the conclusion of Terminator 2: Judgement Day since the later three sequels are wiped clean from our memory banks, thanks to Cameron. Details about the plot are foggy at the moment, but according to reports, Cameron stated Schwarzenegger’s character has “ascended to the dark side” claiming to be a “different Terminator than we’ve known” whereas Sarah Connor is there to “do battle” as the image above strongly implies.
The rest of the narrative is up in the air right now, but one can only assume that Skynet is still bent on the complete eradication of humanity.
That’s all the details we have on T6 at the moment, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted should any new details begin to surface.