It’s official– the newest entry in the ‘Terminator’ franchise, directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron, is entitled ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. Cameron spilled this title last month while promoting ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, but stated at the time that this was a working title, but… guess they couldn’t come up with anything better, and at least it’s not as terrible as ‘Genisys’.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will appear in ‘Dark Fate’, recently discussed the new picture, stating:
“I’ve seen 15 minutes and it looked great and I was very excited about it… It was a very interesting film to do with Tim [Miller]… the dynamic, between him and with Jim Cameron producing. So Jim Cameron is right now directing Avatar films so he’s taken on this enormous challenge and he’s very busy with that BUT he’s a control freak and as you know, Terminator is kind of his baby. So he does get involved in the filming. There were interesting discussions about which direction to go with a certain scene or how the dialogue should finish or what the certain look should be of an individual and all that stuff so there was a big collaboration between Jim and Tim Miller. I feel it was in good hands with both of them.”
‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is opening on November 1, against Sony’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot, co-written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, who appears as one of three Bosleys, along with Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou. The ‘Angels’ will be portrayed by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 7, 2019
This is the same date that was held by ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ before it got pushed to summer 2020. Reportedly, Paramount “has no intentions whatsoever” or rescheduling ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’. Meanwhile, Sony selected this date because it is the same as the opening date of the first ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie, directed by McG, starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Bill Murray, 19 years ago.
Both properties are decades old, so not only are they competing with one another, but with viewer fatigue.
Will you be checking out ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ when it opens on November 1?