Terminator: Dark Fate Plot Leak: T-6 will kick off a new trilogy and will also see the end of iconic characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, paving the way for new faces to helm future sequels.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Plot leaks are here and Terminator Dark Fate is James Cameron’s unchallenged baby. The genius director made the first two parts, which were the only two iconic Terminator movies. After T2 Judgement Day, Cameron moved on to newer projects and the franchise hit a roadblock with three underwhelming films. But now Cameron is back and in a plot leak, he has much more than just a Dark Fate in his mind.
Cameron has been candid in admitting that he envisions T6- Dark Fate as a direct sequel to T2.
But he’s also open and planning to build a whole new trilogy based on the success he hopes Dark Fate will endear from fans. And there’ll be significant developments in the movie that will set the course for a new Terminator trilogy. We’ll tell you how.
How T6 will kick off a new trilogy?
Well, we can be so sure because the words came out of James Cameron’s mouth. The director from the first two movies is helming the new one. Further, Cameron opened up on how he views Dark Fate as changing the course of the Terminator Franchise. He opened up to Deadline on how they took several to hatch a storyline that will appeal to Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.
The two original Terminator stars were crucial to set about a new storyline. According to a Terminator: Dark Fate plot leak, that could be turned into a three-film arc. Cameron said, “We rolled up our sleeves and started to break out the story and when we got a handle on something we looked at it as a three-film arc, so there is a greater story there to be told.”
And Cameron is hopeful that Dark Fate will be a success which will let the team embark on a new trilogy.
“If we get fortunate enough to make some money with Dark Fate we know exactly where we can go with the subsequent films.” And we’re quite confident that Terminator: Dark Fate will culminate into a new trilogy.
What makes it a certain blockbuster?
While there is no doubt that a terrific storyline is in place (why else would someone like James Cameron be interested), it’s the cumulative star power that will rip the audience apart. Terminator: Dark Fate is directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame who himself gave some hints that culminated to the plot leak. Besides, there are new faces that will continue the storyline in the upcoming trilogy and replace Schwarzenegger’s T-800 and Hamilton’s Sarah Connor.
The movie will also interpret a different storyline which will take on from Cameron’s 1991 Terminator: Judgement Day. The three underwhelming sequels Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015) aren’t many clues that will transcend to Dark Fate.
But the three films do act as a learning curve which will help Terminator: Dark Fate stay clear of errors.
As per Cameron, the films taught him a few lessons, “One of the things that seemed obvious from looking at the films that came along later was that we would need to get everything back to the basics and that we would need to avoid the mistakes of making things overly complex and that we needed to avoid stories that jumps around in time and one that goes backward and forward in time.”
What do we know about the plot of Terminator: Dark Fate?
Apart from the fact that it will stem a new trilogy, Dark Fate will have a plot that resonates with how the first two were made. They’ll be on a similar shot timescale which will give the movie more impact and intensity. Cameron continued, “Let’s keep it simple in the relative unity of time. With the story, let’s have the whole thing play out in 36 hours or 48 hours. In the first two movies, everything plays out in less than two days in each one so there’s energy and momentum.”
Terminator: Dark Fate brings Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger back to a reunion.
There are new faces, which you should emphasize more on making a connect with, as they will helm the next trilogy. Mackenzie Davis played the new Human-Cyborg on the lines of Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Natalia Reyes is the new Connor whereas Gabriel Luna is the liquid machine who’s out there to kill.
The roles of Hamilton and Schwarzenegger in the trilogy
Cameron did well to rope in Hamilton too along with Schwarzenegger. They both have the origins of the franchise in their veins and all characters take cues from them.
Schwarzenegger plays a man called Carl who is the original guy who gave Skynet his genetic footprint for T-800 and other machines.
Arnold returns as a prototype to make the audience comfortable with Mackenzie and Luna’s cyborgs. As per the plot leak, once that is done in Terminator: Dark Fate, their work will be done, and new characters will take over. The plot begins shortly after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, with Skynet having been defeated. But a new entity by the name of Legion sends a new Rev-9 Terminator (Diego Luna) to kill John.
Dani Ramos played by Natalia Reyes (the new John Connor-like character) will anchor the future Terminator trilogy. Terminator: Dark Fate will give closure to Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s OG characters. Hamilton’s Connor will kill Schwarzenegger’s character in the end to set forward a clear path for the new faces.
Why Terminator: Dark Fate will redeem the franchise?
The first two Terminator movies were blockbusters because of Arnold Schwarzenegger and also because they deal with a consistent storyline. All characters adhere to it and seemingly fall into place. But the T2: Judgement Day ended on a significant development. Cameron’s Sarah Connor broke the rule by destroying Cyberdyne.
In the Terminator universe, that had never happened before. And it had to change the future. The three sequels didn’t explore the true consequences of Connor’s action. This is the reason why the new one starts right after Judgement Day. In her return to Terminator franchise, Hamilton’s Connor will face the consequences, being the rightful heir to the changed fate of the world.