Back at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 we saw a behind the scenes featurette for Terminator: Dark Fate which made it seem like the franchise was finally returning to its R-rated roots. But we’ve been told such things before. Way back in 2008 when the fourth entry in the franchise, Terminator Salvation, was on the way, director McG told us that he had been given the blessing to deliver an R-rated movie, but ultimately it ended up being PG-13. And of course, we all know about Terminator Genisys.
But now it’s official: the next Terminator movie has been rated R by the MPAA. It is the first to be given the honor since the third entry in the series, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. And to mark the occasion, a NSFW extended red band TV spot has been released to show off a little of that R-rated goodness. You can check it out below.
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.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest installment in the long-running film franchise.
The movie, which follows the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, sees original stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to play the roles of Sarah Connor and the T-800. James Cameron, who directed the classic first two entries in the series, is also back as a producer.
You can give the teaser trailer a watch below, where you’ll also find a newly released behind the scenes video and a poster as well.