We have our new Terminator. Gabriel Luna, best known as the Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, has landed a major role in the upcoming Terminator 6, which will once again reboot the series. While Luna has had some success in Hollywood in the past, this is a huge role and will help to truly put him on the map.
James Cameron, though not directing, is heavily involved as a producer and, along with director Tim Miller (Deadpool), they've selected Gabriel Luna for the very important role in Terminator 6. While he's going to portray a new version of the famed sci-fi creation, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still set to return once again as the T-800 model. Linda Hamilton is also on board to reprise her role as Sarah Connor for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Even though this movie will serve as a reboot, it will serve as a direct sequel to T2 and will ignore the last three installments, which haven't done much for fans or critics.
In addition to Gabriel Luna as the new Terminator, Natalia Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosa), has also landed an unspecified role in the movie. Diego Boneta (Scream Queens), who was in talks previously, has reportedly closed his deal for a role as well. They join a cast that also includes Blade Runner 2049 star Mackenzie Davis. Tim Miller and James Cameron have said that the hope is for this new movie to kick off a trilogy of new Terminator movies, so this will likely be a cast that we'll follow for several movies. Or, that's the hope at least.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently had to undergo heart surgery, which he's been recovering from. While Paramount says it's unrelated, they recently delayed the release date for Terminator 6. Originally, the reboot was scheduled to arrive in July of 2019, but now it's been delayed to November 22, 2019. Even if the delay truly doesn't have anything to so with Schwarzenegger's recovery, it will give him more time to get back on his feet and makes it so they won't have to rush the process. It's been far too long since we've had a good movie in the franchise and it's better if they take the time needed to ensure this one is as good as can be.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps for Terminator 6, but we know for sure they aren't going to pick up any of the plot threads left behind by the disastrous Terminator: Genisys. Production was scheduled to begin this summer, but it isn't clear if the release date change will delay the start of filming as well. Whatever the case may be on that front, the cast for this new movie is coming together. David S. Goyer (Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice) is writing the screenplay for the reboot. This news comes to us courtesy of Deadline.