‘Terminator 6’ No Longer Untitled
Paramount announces that the Tim Miller project due out later this year will be called Terminator: Dark Fate. This will be a “soft reboot” of the franchise that has had a rough run on the big screen since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day if we’re being honest. Deadline reported the news earlier today and also that Paramount has a release date of November 1.
The title looks to be a call back to the famous line from the second movie. “The future’s not set. There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves.” Does “dark fate” mean that us humans have screwed up even more? Or does it pose a “dark fate” for Skynet and the machines?
I’m a big Terminator franchise fan. Judgement Day was the first movie that I bought on DVD back when I made that home theater upgrade (Is it still a home theater if it was just a larger CRT and DVD/VHS combo player??). Since no one asked, here’s my quick ranking of the movies: Judgement Day, The Terminator, Salvation, Rise of the Machines, and Genisys (who green-lit this movie with that spelling, seriously).
This addition to the series will bring back Arnold, Linda Hamilton, and Edward Furlong, and Schwarzenegger has confirmed that the new film will be a direct successor to Judgement Day. Now with time travel, we don’t yet know if they are just ignoring all the other movies or if they’ll go back in time and actually prevent them from happening, but I think it’s safe to say that they’re probably on the right track, well maybe hopefully on the right track.
Are you excited for more Terminator movies? Do you think a direct sequel to Judgement Day done 28 years later will work? Was Deadpool 2 a time travel warm-up for Tim Miller? Let us know what you think.