During this year's Comic-Con, we learned the somewhat perplexing news that Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 has a very conventional name in Terminator: Dark Fate. Now, we get to see that name put to use in an extendedTV trailer that shows off quite a bit of brand-new footage. Here, we get to see Sarah Connor reconnect with the old T-800, but she doesn't appear to be very happy shaking his hand.
An early image of Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the iconic T-800 cyborg from the original James Cameron directed Terminator arrived over the summer. And it shows the action legend wielding a giant machine gun, standing in front of a white van. Look closely and you'll notice 'Carl's Draperies' painted on the side of this van, along with the phone number '888-512-1984'. That is a direct reference to the year Terminator debuted in theaters. If you try calling that number you get a very short message, 'Carl's Draperies...Is not available. Please try back again later.' Perhaps there will be a full message at a later date? The number does at least acknowledge it's for Carl's Draperies, though the voice doesn't sound like Arnie.
It was confirmed during Comic-Con in San Diego that the T-800 is now named Carl. This new TV spot kicks off with Sarah Connor reintroducing herself as a woman who 'hunts Terminators'. Apparently, she doesn't need anything further on her resume. Arnold Schwarzenegger narrates the extended trailer in voiceover. He explains to Sarah that the day has finally come, and that he is here to help her change the future.
We get to see the T-800 sitting in a lawn chair in the back yard, petting his dog. When asked if his name is really Carl, he answers, 'That's what everyone calls me.' Sarah scoffs at this idea and boldly states, 'I'm never going to call you Carl.'
From there, we get to see plenty of new action scenes, more gunfire, and a glimpse at the 'most lethal Terminator ever created'. And he just keeps coming as our heroes square off against the metal monstrosity.
More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos Natalia Reyes is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother Diego Boneta and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator - a Rev-9 Gabriel Luna - travels back through time to hunt and kill her.
Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace Mackenzie Davis, an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton. As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 Arnold Schwarzenegger from Sarah's past that may be their last best hope.
This latest trailer comes from Paramount and Skydance. Check out the carnage and be sure to check out Terminator: Dark Fate when it hits theaters November 1.
Paramount has dropped four new Terminator: Dark Fate featurettes. Each one highlights the main characters from the highly anticipated sequel. We get new intel on Sarah Connor, the T-800, The Rev 9, and Grace ahead of the sequel's release next month. Linda Hamilton states that Sarah Connor "is a warrior for humanity against the machines," while James Cameron calls the character a badass Terminator hunter. Connor isn't sitting around waiting for them to come to her, she is on the hunt and she won't rest until her mission is complete.
Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. While many believe the idea to ignore the previous installments was from director Tim Miller and James Cameron, it actually came from Skydance producer David Ellison, who wanted to start with a clean slate. From there, Miller and Cameron worked together to get the story sorted out and convince Linda Hamilton to come back on board, which apparently was not as easy as it sounds.
In addition to the return of Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator: Dark Fate also sees the return of Eddie Furlong, who confirmed to reprise his role John Connor. With that being said, it's not clear if Furlong was a part of the production, or if they're using old footage to bring Connor back. There have been some pretty interesting rumors pertaining to his role on the movie, but none of them have officially been confirmed. Furlong has not commented on the subject, at least publicly. He also has not been spotted in any of the promotional material for the sequel released thus far.
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Mackenzie Davis Blade Runner 2049, Natalia Reyes Birds of Passage, Gabriel Luna Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Diego Boneta are the newcomers to the Terminator franchise. Davis' Grace character is a hybrid of machine and human and she looks like she could be the next Sarah Connor. Grace appears to be just as tough, but with an extra edge. As for the franchise continuing after Terminator: Dark Fate, that is unclear at this time. The Copyright Act of 1976 has started to come up more and more as authors who came up with a lot characters and stories in the 1980s are able to take back their work from the studios.
Gale Ann Hurd, who is credited as a screenwriter on the first Terminator alongside with director James Cameron, is seeking her half of the script's copyright. The Copyright Act of 1976 allows the creators of an original work to take back ownership after 35 years. Hurd could get 50% of the franchise and will be in on all of the discussions and negotiations to make further movies in the future. This could be a huge payday for the screenwriter. While we wait to see how that all comes up, you can check out all four of the Terminator: Dark Fate featurettes below, thanks to the Paramount Pictures YouTube channel.
Back in August, we learned that Mortal Kombat 11 would be adding a couple interesting new characters to the fighting roster. The Terminator, Joker and Spawn are all being added to the video game over the next few months as downloadable content, but the first one out of the gate is the aged T-800 Terminator as portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator: Dark Fate. However, they clearly couldn’t afford to get the former Governator to do the voice himself. But we think the game developers made up for it by including a special move where the Terminator smashes a man’s genitals.
Watch the Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator gameplay footage below to see for yourself.
Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator Gameplay Footage
The first Mortal Kombat 11 Terminator gameplay footage has arrived from PlayStation, and there are plenty of great references to the film franchise for fans to enjoy.
Right out of the gate, when The Terminator walks into an arena, he pulls a shotgun out of a box, just as he does in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But instead of a box of flowers, it’s a box of Johnny Cage action figures, one of which he steps on and breaks after it falls to the floor.
As for The Terminator’s fighting moves, they’re pretty basic, though he does carry that shotgun with him and can use it throughout the fight. The character moves in kind of a clunky way, not unlike the Terminator of the first two films in the franchise. He still moves quickly, and delivers some hard punches and kicks. The Terminator also has some cool special moves, including some kind of futuristic grenade, and the ability to teleport, complete with the look of the electric orb upon his departure and arrival.
At first, I was a little disappointed that The Terminator’s clothes and skin didn’t slowly deteriorate as the fight went on to reveal the metal skeleton beneath. But the developer’s did allow for that to be revealed in full if The Terminator is hit with a fire attack. Then you get to fight as just the metal Terminator skeleton.
There’s also The Terminator’s fatality, which sends the defeated opponent back in time, cutting off their legs in the process of going through the time portal, and sending them to the future where another Terminator blasts a whole through them with a big laser gun.
But the real gift here is The Terminator’s so-called Krushing Blow a signature move fighters have in the game. Start around the 1:20 mark in this gameplay video and prepare yourself to see The Terminator laying out Jax on the ground, and then proceed to stomp right on his crotch, with an x-ray style shot showing the interior flesh of his genitals being smashed until they burst. Video games are art, people!
You can play as The Terminator starting on October 8 if you have Early Access for Mortal Kombat 11.
The footage released for Terminator: Dark Fate so far has been a tad underwhelming, but that’s about to change. A new international Terminator: Dark Fate trailer is loaded with new footage, and it gives us a much better idea of how action-packed and intense the movie is going to be. While the Terminator franchise as a whole has been lackluster after Terminator 2, Dark Fate might deliver. Watch the latest trailer below and see for yourself.
International Terminator Dark Fate Trailer
There’s still some clunkiness here – Linda Hamilton saying, “My name is Sarah Connor, and I hunt Terminators!” is pretty dumb. But I’ll admit it: this is a good trailer. The action looks solid, and Mackenzie Davis looks like she’s going to kick all sorts of ass. Maybe bringing James Cameron back really is the key to making this all work. Of course, I’d be a lot more excited if Cameron were directing, but he’s just producing. Directorial duties fall to Tim Miller, the guy who helmed the first Deadpool.
In Terminator: Dark Fate, “When Skynet sends a powerful new Terminator from the future in order to terminate Dani Ramos, a hybrid cyborg human and her friends, Sarah Connor teams up with the original T-800 Terminator to fight the new threat and save the future once and for all.” Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta star, with a story by James Cameron & Charles Eglee & Josh Friedman & David Goyer & Justin Rhodes, and a screenplay by David Goyer & Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray.
Dark Fate has an uphill battle. After Terminator 2, the Terminator franchise took a nosedive. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is more entertaining than people give it credit for, but everything after it – especially Terminator Genisys – has been a total bust. Will Dark Fate change things for the better? Anything is possible. It’s certainly cool to have Linda Hamilton back, so there’s that.
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1, 2019.
The latest international TV spot for Terminator: Dark Fate offers up some brand-new action-packed footage. We're now just about a month away from the highly anticipated sequel hitting theaters and the promotional campaign has been kicked into high gear. Tim Miller and James Cameron decided to ditch all of the previous movies in the franchise and make a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which has fans both happy and skeptical at the same time.
The new Terminator: Dark Fate TV spot comes to us from Korea and it highlights some of the bigger action elements of the upcoming sequel. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are back with the franchise, alongside newcomers Gabriel Luna, Mackenzie Davis, and Natalia Reyes. Davis' Grace character is a hybrid cyborg human who is tasked with protecting Reyes's Dani from Luna's new and improved Terminator. Luna's take on the cyborg takes the liquid aspects of Robert Patrick's T-1000 and elevates them to a whole new menacing level.
Skydance producer David Ellison was the one with the original idea to bring James Cameron back on board and to start with a clean slate. "He's always believed in the potential of Terminator but he really felt that his own film, Genisys... fell short of the mark," says James Cameron of Ellison's reasoning for wanting to keep the franchise going. Ellison is also a huge fan of Terminator 2, which is no surprise since the sequel was box office gold upon its arrival in 1991. But, have Cameron and director Tim Miller been able to recapture the vibe of the original two installments?
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Whatever James Cameron and Tim Miller have come up with was good enough to get Linda Hamilton on board. Terminator: Dark Fate was set to have Hamilton in it from the beginning, though she didn't know that at the time. "We spent several weeks breaking story and figuring out what type of story we wanted to tell so we would have something to pitch Linda," says Cameron. Thankfully, she was very intrigued by what she saw, though it took a lot of phone calls to even agree to get her to read the script in the first place.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was always willing to come back if James Cameron decided to give it another go. With that being said, there's a lot to live up to for Terminator: Dark Fate and fans of the franchise are already criticizing casting choices and the look of the new Terminator. But, that's the way it goes when one wants to go back and make a direct sequel to a classic while pretending the last two decades of movies don't exist. While we wait for the sequel to hit theaters on November 1st.
Director Tim Miller has stated that returning star Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be digitally de-aged for the upcoming sixth film in the franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate. In a conversation with Men's Health, Miller vocalized his passion for keeping Arnie, and thereby the T-800, old and grey.
"I didn't want to do a digital Arnold, that's for f--k sure. We're [embracing] the reality of what it means to be a person of a certain age who is called upon to be heroic. I love that. I always liked stories like Rooster Cogburn and True Grit, things like that - flawed heroes are so much more interesting than young, perfect ones to me."
Tim Miller's name dropping of True Grit's endearingly grumpy, world-weary hero Rooster Cogburn is perhaps a suggestion as to the direction of the T-800 when we make our acquaintance with him once again in Dark Fate. Clearly though the director had no qualms with keeping Arnie's weathered looks for the film, and even leant into the fact that the actor does not look like Hercules anymore.
"And he looks great. There were so many women on the set who were like, 'Oh my God, this is the best Arnold ever looked.' It's different from Mr. Olympia - he was a god, but there's something about him at this age. He has this regalness."
Saying this is the best he has ever looked is perhaps debatable, beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all, but Terminator: Dark Fate quite rightly looks to be relishing in its depiction of its aged heroes. Of course, Linda Hamilton is also making her triumphant return to the franchise as the mother of Earth's savior, Sarah Connor, and much like Arnie, her age appears to be nothing but a number as she once again brings the fight to the murderous, time-traveling cyborgs.
It would have been easy for Miller to de-age Arnold Schwarzenegger for the purposes of Dark Fate as the technology has become rather commonplace in recent years. The most notable examples are those offered up by the MCU, which has so far de-aged the likes of Kurt Russel, Michael Douglas and, most impressively, Samuel L Jackson, who for the entire runtime of Captain Marvel runs around looking much like he did way back in the 1990's.
In fact, Schwarzenegger's own visage has been de-aged in the past, with a digital version of his younger self appearing in both Terminator: Salvation and in 2015's Terminator Genisys, which featured Arnie's older version of the Terminator, Pops, throwing down with the original T-800 that had been sent back to 1984.
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Why Schwarzenegger's Terminator: Dark Fate T-800 is living in a shack out in the sticks, or why he has been given the surprisingly ordinary name of 'Carl' is still to be revealed, but we will get our answers come the film's release on October 25th. This comes from Men's Health magazine.