Linda Hamilton Returning To “Terminator” Reboot

By Creative Media Times

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Its been 26 years since the world saw Linda Hamilton play badass heroine Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi action Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Yesterday, according to Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton will be reprising her role in the currently untitled reboot.

Cameron and “Terminator” himself Arnold Schwarzenegger are already attached to the planned film, though Cameron is not directing but producing the project and working on a story. Instead, Tim Miller (Deadpool) will be directing the film. Cameron is currently involved in the pre-production of the first two of four planned Avatar sequels.

“There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women,” Cameron stated, hoping the film will make a statement on gender roles the same way Terminator 2 did back in 1991 with Hamilton’s strong portrayal of Sarah. Cameron was briefly married to Hamilton from 1997 to 1999.

According to the article, the film will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2, which means that reboots and installments released in between such as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015) which intended to reboot the franchise, will be ignored. Neither Cameron nor Hamilton were involved in those titles, although Hamilton provided her voice for Salvation, while Cameron was reportedly consulted on Genisys.

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sarah Connor’s son John (Nick Stahl) mentioned that she died of a disease. How Hamilton’s character will be brought back remains unknown, though not implausible in Terminator franchise’s time-travel plots.