James Cameron Explains How He Got Linda Hamilton To Join The New TERMINATOR Movies
Now that James Cameron will be working with Deadpool's Tim Miller to get the Terminator franchise back on its feet with a new movie. Terminator fans are starting to hope for a good follow-up to Terminator 2: Judgement Day especially now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back for this new Terminator entry along with Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor. Cameron says he lured Hamilton back into this science fiction world by saying that the new movie will remind the public what a badass action heroine Sarah is. Cameron recalled:
"Linda and I have a great relationship. We've stayed friends through the thick and thin of it all. And she is the mother of my eldest daughter. [They were married from 1997 to 1999.] So I called her up, and I said: 'Look, we could rest on our laurels. It's ours to lose, in a sense. We created this thing several decades ago. But, here's what can be really cool. You can come back and show everybody how it's done.' Because in my mind, it hasn't been done a whole lot since the way she did it back in '91."
Besides her voice being used in 2009's Terminator Salvation, Hamilton hasn't been involved with the Terminator franchise since Terminator 2, Cameron's final time directing in the franchise. Tim Miller, who is directing the new Terminator movie, told THR that he believes Sarah Connor appearing in this story will make a "huge fucking statement."
So now the plot line in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in which Sarah died of cancer in 1997 is being totally erased. No other story details are known for the next installment.
The new Terminator movie will be released in theaters on July 26, 2019.