We've got some brand new images from Terminator: Dark Fate, which feature Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger back at it for the first time in nearly three decades. We've also got a new shot of Mackenzie Davis, who is boarding the franchise in the upcoming installment, which is produced by creator James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). While we've seen a few glimpses of Schwarzenegger's return as the T-800 previously, these images have him back with guns blazing.
One of the images sees the T-800 standing in front of a van looking old and grizzled. Yet he's still got no trouble firing a huge gun at some unseen enemies. There's also a poster image that features him gathered together with Linda Hamilton, who returns as Sarah Conner for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Arnold Schwarzenegger had this to say about the movie in an interview that accompanied the images.
"I would say [this movie] is huge action-wise. I was very satisfied with the ideas and the big action that this movie has. It's really wild."
We've seen Arnold Schwarzenegger return previously in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys. But nothing has quite lived up to the magic of the original two movies. Director Tim Miller hopes to change that by using Schwarzenegger and his iconic character in a different way.
"This version of Arnold is something that Jim has been thinking about for a long time. I think it's a really great way for him to come back to the franchise. I understood the other movies and the way they handled him, but I didn't want to do that again. I really thought that the way to do something unique for this film was to have Arnold's backstory and the way he interacts with the rest of the characters be something we hadn't seen from that character before... but I also think it has the expected amount of Arnold kicking ass."
When news of this movie first surfaced, it was revealed that James Cameron and Tim Miller were treating this as a direct sequel to T2, choosing to ignore the further sequels. Having Sarah Conner back speaks to that. Discussing things a bit further, Miller reveals he doesn't think of this as changing of the mythology. Instead, he's building on what came before.
"I don't feel like I'm changing the mythology. I think it's a continuation of the cause and effect that [James Cameron] set up in the other Terminator movies, which is simply if you make a change in the past, it will change the future. So you have to expect that what happened before, or the history that Sarah had been told of the future, was going to change. I don't look at it as changing mythology. I look at it as the natural outcome of the set of rules that Jim established in the first two movies."
We're sure to learn more about the movie, as Paramount is bringing it to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. Terminator: Dark Fate is set to arrive in theaters on November 1. Be sure to check out the new images below. This news comes to us via Den of Geek.