If you weren’t lucky enough to be present at the ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con, you’re in luck as Paramount has released the behind-the-scenes featurette that was shown online. Get a look at director Tim Miller (‘Deadpool’) as Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to action alongside the new cast including Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, and Natalia Reyes.
‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is a direct sequel to 1991’s ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ and ignores everything that came after. But Miller says not to expect ‘Avengers: Endgame’ time travel shenanigans.
“The time-travel, for me, I loved Endgame I think it’s fantastic. However, I feel like time-travel with multiple realities loses some stakes. If you can change time and it can be anything. I feel like you lose a little bit of the dramatic stakes. So, in the Terminator universe, there is only one timeline. If you change something in the past, it rolls forward and changes something in the future.”
One thing you can expect is lots of action, explosions, and… well, cursing. Check out the Comic-Con featurette below. There is some explicit language so consider this NSFW:
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In addition to this featurette, Paramount unveiled the new official trailer for the movie, but that has not been released online yet. Via Screen Rant, here is a description:
It started off with a longer look at the car chase glimpsed in the movie’s first trailer, with Grace (Davis) and Dani being pursued by Luna’s Terminator. After that came a scene where Sarah gives advise to Grace, explaining that she and her son, John, changed the future (saving three billion lives) and that Sarah’s been hunting terminators every since. Grace asks why she wants to help them and Sarah says she was Dani and “It sucks”.
The three then go to a cabin in the woods where they meet Schwarzenegger’s T-800. Sarah tries to kill him, but Grace stops her. The robot then introduces himself as Carl (Sarah says she’ll never call him that) and he agrees to help protect Dani and teaches her how to fire a gun. In a later shot, Sarah says that she plans to kill Carl once everything’s over and he seems to understand.
The footage also featured fresh shots from the post-apocalyptic future, Carl taking bullets for Sarah (something that makes her mad, but doesn’t hurt him), Sarah and Dani in a humvee parachuting with Luna’s Terminator attached, and Grace battling an army of Terminators with metal tentacles on their backs. Everything ultimately concludes with Luna’s Terminator telling the heroes to just hand over Dani, but Sarah says they won’t because they aren’t machines. (She also calls him a “metal motherf***er”.)
The other bombshell dropped at the panel is that Edward Furlong would appear again as John Connor.
‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ opens in theaters on November 1.