'Terminator: Dark Fate': Trailer, release, cast, plot and all you need to know about the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton film

'Terminator: Dark Fate': Trailer, release, cast, plot and all you need to know about the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton film

The trailer for 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is all set to drop soon, giving us our very first look into the sequel to James Cameron's iconic 1991 follow-up 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'. The latest entry into the franchise will also see the narrative taking a new direction with new leads Mackenzie Davis and Gabriel Luna.

'Dark Fate' comes after 2003's 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines', the 2009 reboot 'Terminator Salvation' and 2015's 'Terminator Genisys'. The new sequel is expected to ignore the past three films which have largely been failures and will pick up right where Cameron left it at the end of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'. Here is all you need to know about the 'Terminator' franchise's sixth installment:

'Terminator: Dark Fate' (Source: IMDB)

Release Date

The film is slated to release on October 31 in the UK and November 1 in the US. 



'Terminator: Dark Fate' will see Linda Hamilton return to the role of a battle-hardened Sarah Connor, John Connor's mother, who will become the future leader of the Resistance in the war against Skynet. The film is taking the series back to its female-focused roots with two new characters, Grace and Dani, who will be portrayed by Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes, respectively.  

Mackenzie Davis in 'Terminator: Dark Fate' (Source: IMDB)

Linda Hamilton is best known for her character as Catherine Chandler in the television series 'Beauty and the Beast', for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award. Mackenzie Davis has previously appeared in 'Breathe In', 'That Awkward Moment', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner 2049', and 'The F Word', while Natalia Reyes is a Colombian actress known for her starring role in the Sony Pictures Television series 'Lady, la vendedora de rosas'.


Arnold Schwarzenegger will return as T-800 'Model 101' in the upcoming film. Gabriel Luna ('Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.') will appear as a liquid metal Terminator who has been sent to destroy Dani Ramos. 

Gabriel Luna in 'Terminator: Dark Fate' (Source: IMDB)

The film will be directed by 'Deadpool's Tim Miller with a screenplay written by 'Batman Begins' David S. Goyer. Cameron returns in the role of producer and story developer, along with David Ellison.


The new film is supposed to take off as a sequel to the original 'Terminator' movies: 'The Terminator' (1984) and 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' (1991). The latest film brings Cameron back to the franchise for the first time in 28 years and is expected to bring to a fitting conclusion Sarah Connor’s story while opening up new thematic possibilities. 'Dark Fate' is expected to go back to John Connor's famous line from the second 'Terminator' movie: "There's no fate but what we make for ourselves", and suggests humanity’s role in its own destruction.


Linda Hamilton in 'Terminator: Dark Fate' (Source: IMDB)

Much of the plot remains a mystery, but the sequel does not feature an adult John Connor. According to reports, Cameron had also hinted that the film will serve as the start of a whole new trilogy. Grace and Dani, the new characters, will be trained by Sarah Connor. 'Dark Fate' comes as a fresh wave of hope for 'Terminator' fans who have only been disappointed by the previous few films.


The much-anticipated trailer of 'Terminator: Dark Fate' dropped Thursday, May 23, at 6 am PT, as promised by Arnold Schwarzenegger on his official Twitter handle.

The trailer sees the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, who has not been in a 'Terminator' movie since 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' in a1991. From the approximately 2.30 minute trailer, it is fairly evident that the movie is going to leave 2015’s ‘Terminator: Genisys’ behind.



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