Paramount has been slowly rolling out their next wave of marketing for Terminator: Dark Fate through a series of videos on social media that commemorate August 29, 1997, better known as Judgment Day to Terminator fans. All of that led up to the release of the new trailer, which you can watch here below.
The Terminator franchise just hasn’t been the same since Terminator 2: Judgement Day. With key creative and performing players missing, it seemed like it would meet a dark fate. However, director Tim Miller and producer James Cameron promise that Terminator: Dark Fate will be different.
Not only are they bringing back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800, and Edward Furlongas John Connor, but the film will also be a “relentless” and “white-knuckle” actioner going back to the franchise’s R-rated roots. Check out the featurette below.
Time travel can be a very fickle thing. There are no one set of rules that anyone abides by. And that is pretty clear in Terminator: Dark Fate, which not only brings back a seasoned Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and an aged T-800 unit (Arnold Schwarzenegger), as well as John Connor himself. But this time, it will be Edward Furlong, who originated the on-screen character in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
The news broke today during Paramount’s panel for Terminator: Dark Fate at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Ultra HD | 4K Ultra HD Endoarm Box Set | Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by James Cameron
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date: July 17, 2018 (Endoarm Box Set)
Terminator 2 remains one of the most important films of my life. Nine years old in 1991, the TV ads for it drove me into a frenzy and my dad’s bad judgment or not allowed me to watch the original before taking me to see T2 in theaters on opening weekend. It was the first movie I ever saw multiple times in theaters, and 27 years later it still holds up as one of the greatest films of all time. It is a masterpiece of action set pieces, drama, music and violence. Titanic and Avatar be damned, THIS is James Cameron‘s magnum opus. Now there is new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray bundle available, giving home viewers the chance to enjoy one of the most epic films in the most epic way.
Did a certain scene from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones featuring Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann) make you think of another scene involving a kid and a ruthless killing machine from the sci-fi classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Me neither! Plus, you probably have no idea which scenes I’m talking about, and that doesn’t help you at all.
But it did remind one fan, YouTube user javieralvarez, of a scene in Terminator 2, in which a young John Connor (Edward Furlong) yells at the terminator sworn to protect him (Arnold Schwarzenegger) about not killing everyone. And of course, following the rules of the internet, they then fused the two scenes together for our enjoyment.