After 2015’s woeful sci-fi action sequel Terminator Genisys flopped at the box office, there was some speculation that the long-running franchise might officially be dead. But Terminator 6 is now in production, and the return of creator James Cameron, plus original stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, has given fans hope that the series might finally get back on track.
The first behind-the-scenes images from the production have now emerged. These come via fan site Terminator Fans, and they show Hamilton back in her iconic role as Sarah Conner, ready for combat and looking very much as we left her in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Check them out here.
Terminator 6 is directed by Deadpool‘s Tim Miller, with Cameron producing. It’s set to hits theaters on July 26, 2019. While we don’t know many plot details, last year Schwarzenegger explained that the movie is a direct sequel to Terminator 2 and will ignore the three movies in-between. In addition, a casting call in February revealed some information about the movie’s lead character, as well as a page from its script.
Last year, Cameron spoke about the decision to bring Hamilton back. “As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
The director also made reference to Hollywood’s willingness to employ aging male action stars, but not female ones. “There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said. “But there isn’t an example of that for women.”