Dark Fate Director Tim Miller Shares Details On New Terminators
In a recent interview with EW Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller has shared more details on the origins and differences of Mackenzie Davis and Gabriel Luna’s characters for the film. Davis will be portraying the role of human-machine hybrid Grace while Luna will be an advanced Terminator, who will stop at nothing to kill Natalia Reyes’ character Dani.
“There’s this new future because of what Sarah did at the end of Terminator 2, and it’s worse than ever, and that gives us the opportunity for these new characters. Gabriel comes from something that is not Skynet, but it’s like Skynet. And Mackenzie comes from something that Kyle Reese and the Resistance did. I tried to keep Gabriel a bit grounded while still interesting; I feel his new weapons and abilities are right for our times but not so ridiculous that it just turns into a visual effects superfest. And the same with Mackenzie’s character — I really liked her origin story. We did an early writer’s room and Joe Abercrombie came up with her as this super soldier from the future, but it comes at a cost to be one of these people. They’re the first people to die, they’re the shock troops who protect the rest of humanity, and her readiness to sacrifice is a really interesting way to come at a character.”
In addition, Miller also teased about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic role T-800, revealing that we should expect to see a “very different” character from what we’ve known before.
A sequel to The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the new film will ignore all the other movies in the franchise and picks up decades later as a new type of Terminator is sent back to terminate a new target. This new group of heroes will cross paths with Sarah Connor and the original Terminator.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger will return as the titular android with a license to kill. Linda Hamilton will reprise her role for the first time in nearly 30 years. Cameron, the writer and director of the same two entries as well as Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009) is also returning as a producer of the forthcoming film.
Terminator: Dark Fate has no shortage of new faces, however, Tim Miller, who is best known for directing Deadpool is stepping behind the camera for the film. Hamilton and Schwarzenegger will share the screen with Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Natalia Reyes (Birds of Passage) and Gabriel Luna (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1.
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