Linda Hamilton to Return to Terminator, James Cameron Says

Linda Hamilton in Terminator

After news broke out that Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role in a future reboot of the Terminator franchise, now it seems like Linda Hamilton might be on board too. At least this is what director James Cameron is saying. If this turns out to be true, Hamilton will undoubtedly return as the story’s main heroine, Sarah Connor. Cameron reportedly made the announcement about the reboot during the series’ 33-year anniversary, which took place on Tuesday, at a private event.

A Terminator reboot

In the original Terminator movie from 1984, Sarah Connor, played by Hamilton, was running away from a highly-developed humanoid robot from the future (Schwarzenegger). He had the mission to kill her before she gives birth to her son who will become the leader of the human resistance. This didn’t happen eventually, but it made for an interesting premise.

After that, in 1991, the actress made a return in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. In this movie, she was already an established action hero, fighting alongside Schwarzenegger’s robot to save her son, John Connor. According to Cameron, it will be amazing to see an older woman fighting robots and being an action star. Usually, those roles go to men, but she is different. Linda Hamilton made history as Sarah Connor and all the attempts that came after her failed miserably (see Emilia Clarke’s recent version).

Just last month, the director confirmed that a reboot for Terminator was indeed happening. He was gathering his team and said that it depends on Schwarzenegger how much he wants to be involved. Cameron will write the script, but Tim Miller is going to be the director this time. According to him, this will be a sequel to the second movie, Judgement Day. Possibly, if it will be successful enough, it will become a trilogy.

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