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  • This will be the sixth film in the Terminator series, but for James Cameron, it will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which will completely disregard the three films in which Cameron wasn't involved: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015), of which it will come out four years after. Also, the film appears to be a reboot of a reboot. Terminator Genisys (2015) was a reboot of The Terminator (1984) and the first installment of a trilogy of new Terminator movies. This last movie ended up making $440.6 million at the box office and was given poor reviews by critics and instead, Paramount Pictures abandoned the two planned sequels. Additionally, this movie will also be one that will come out 28 years after the latter, Judgment Day.
  • Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool (2016), has been chosen to direct this movie.
  • In July 2017 James Cameron said he is planning a new trilogy and that Arnold Schwarzenegger might not be a cyborg but the human who gave his appearance to the Terminator.
  • As per The Hollywood Reporter, Linda Hamilton who played the character Sarah Connor will be returning to the franchise 25 years after her last performance as the character in Terminator 2 : Judgement Day. James Cameron will be producing the film along with Skydance, and the film will be distributed by Paramount with Fox handling it Internationaly.
  • James Cameron has been selected to produce this new trilogy. He was the director of the original two Terminator movies (Terminator from 1984 and Terminator 2: Judgment Day from 1991).
  • Linda Hamilton has been confirmed to reprise her role as Sarah Conner.
  • In September 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that shooting will start in March 2018. He also confirmed that Linda Hamilton will return to the series as Sarah Connor, 28 years after the last time she played her, but Robert Patrick won't be involved with the film. In July 2019, James Cameron also revealed that Edward Furlong will return as John Connor.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that Linda Hamilton will return to the series, but Robert Patrick won't be involved with the film.
  • Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Liam Neeson, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere and Bruce Willis are considered to play the villainous terminator.
  • Casting agents were looking for an eighteen-year-old Mexican girl to play the role of the female protagonist, Dani Ramos. Natalia Reyes was cast as Dani, though she is actually Colombian and was 31 at that time she was cast.
  • The film is a reboot of a reboot. Terminator Genisys (2015) which was a reboot of The Terminator (1984) which was planned as the first instalment of a trilogy of new Terminator movies made $440.6 million at the Box Office and was given poor reviews by critics and the two planned sequels were abandoned.
  • Director Tim Miller was second unit director on Thor: The Dark World (2013), which was directed by Alan Taylor. Taylor also directed the previous Terminator installment, Terminator Genisys (2015).
  • The film is a 2nd reboot of The Terminator (1984). The film was first rebooted as Terminator Genisys (2015). The 2015 reboot was intended to be the first installment of a trilogy of new Terminator movies, but the 2 planned sequels was canceled by Paramount Pictures due to poor Box Office results.
  • Child actor Jude Collie plays a young John Connor, who was played by Edward Furlong 28 years before.
  • The film's release has been pushed back from July 26, 2019 to November 22, 2019, to avoid competition with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019). Then it was moved to November 1, 2019, wasting no time to take advantage of Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) moving to June 2020. It faced against Harriet (2019) and the U.S. release of Arctic Dogs (2019).
  • Then it was moved to November 1, 2019, wasting no time to take advantage of Wonder Woman 1984 moving to June 2020. It will face the Charlie's Angels reboot instead.
  • Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor 28 years after the last time she played her.
  • Brett Azar serves once again as a body double on which the face of a younger Arnold Schwarzenegger is recreated, after Terminator Genisys (2015).
  • The film is a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and will come out 28 years after the latter. Otherwise, it will come out four years after the last installment, Terminator Genisys, which it ignores.
  • This is the third Paramount Pictures film to be distributed, internationally, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures since Popeye (1980), Dragonslayer (1981) and Runaway Bride (1999). However, the DTV feature In Search of Santa (2004) has handled distribution internationally by Paramount Home Entertainment and, initially, domastically by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
  • Released on the 35th anniversary of The Terminator (1984).
  • Mackenzie Davis who plays Grace in the film bears a resemblance to actress Leven Rambin, who played Riley Dawson in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).
  • On May 23rd 2019, it was confirmed by James Cameron that the film will be rated R.
  • Mackenzie Davis previously starred in another science fiction movie which was also a sequel to a classic 1980s science fiction movie - Blade Runner 2049 (2017) which was the long awaited sequel to Blade Runner (1982) a film about a man who hunts down and terminates rogue synthetic humanoids.
  • Co-screen story Josh Friedman also worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) as the creator and executive producer on the show. James Cameron never watched the show not because he has any animus against it. It's just not his.
  • James Cameron considers the film as a direct sequel to his own films The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). He was not involved in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015), so Terminator: Dark Fate disregards the events of these films, as well as the short-lived TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). In 2017, Cameron commented that he has been generally supportive of those films due to his close friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but for various reasons, they did not work for him, so he decided to produce a true sequel himself. This means that Rise of the Machines, Salvation, Genisys and Sarah Connor Chronicles are being described as occurring in alternate timelines.
  • In 2017, James Cameron had announced that the sixth Terminator movie would be the final film in the series, even though the ending clearly sets up another sequel.
  • The film will be released 35 years after The Terminator (1984). Incidentally, in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) tells John Connor (Edward Furlong) that he is from 35 years in the future. In both the 1st and the 2nd movie, it was established The Terminator comes from the year 2029. Terminator: Dark Fate is released in 2019, a decade before John sent back Kyle Reese and The Terminator to protect Sarah and himself from the Skynet Terminator and the T-1000.
  • The film takes place in 2020.
  • The poster of the movie which Sarah Connor is seen walking across the highway is influenced by the poster of the movie Logan (2017). That movie took place in the year 2029. 2029 was the year John Connor sent Kyle Reese and the T-101 back through time to protect Sarah from the T-800 and himself from the T1000.
  • During filming, Tim Miller had to tell Linda Hamilton to stop smiling when she was firing guns.
  • The film will be released around the same time as Charlie's Angels (2019). Coincidentally, both Terminator: Dark Fate and Charlie's Angels (2019) reboot an earlier movie directed by McG: Terminator Salvation (2009) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) respectively.
  • Despite rumors that Michael Biehn would be reprising his role as Kyle Reese from The Terminator and the uncut version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Biehn confirmed in an interview that he will not be in the film.
  • The first Terminator film in 16 years to be R rated after the third film, the previous two films were rated PG-13.
  • The song playing when the Rev 9 crashes through the shed at a BBQ is the same song playing when the T-800 enters the bar at the beginning of Terminator 2 Judgement Day.
  • This is the first Terminator film to be given the Restricted rating in New Zealand. All the previous 5 films in the series were rated "M, mature", in that country. In New Zealand, the film is rated Restricted 13.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was 71 when production began on the movie and was 36 when the original movie was in production.
  • Linda Hamilton's first movie where she gets top billing. This is the first Terminator movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger is billed second.
  • Linda Hamilton gets credit over Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • The film takes place in 1998, 2020 and 2042.
  • Oliver Harper did a review of the movie which he uploaded on YouTube on October 25th 2019 and thought the movie was okay and that the film pinched ideas from Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015).
  • The 3rd Terminator movie not to feature Kyle Reese. Michael Behin did have a cameo in the 2nd movie in a dream sequence but the scene was cut and reinstated for the Special Edition DVD.
  • Released 35 years after The Terminator (1984). 28 years after Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). 16 years after Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). 10 years after Terminator Salvation (2009) and 4 years after Terminator Genisys (2015).
  • "Guitars and cadillacs" song by Dwight Yoakam features in a call back to Terminator 2 Judgement Day. The scene at the BBQ with the smashed shed and also from the latter in the bar scene at the beginning.
  • This is the first Terminator movie Linda Hamilton is billed higher than Arnold Schwarzenegger who is billed second.
  • The phone number on Carl's van is 512-1984, a reference to May 12, 1984, the date the T-800 arrived in the first Terminator movie.
  • When they are first introduced, both Sarah Connor in the original film and Dani in this film are both serving food; Sarah as a waitress in a diner and Dani serving breakfast to her family at home.
  • This is the first Terminator movie Linda Hamilton is billed higher than Arnold Schwarzenegger who is billed second.
  • Producer and series creator James Cameron has stated that he was involved in the movie's writing, but didn't interfere with Tim Miller's direction, as he never visited the set. However, after the first rough cut of the movie, Cameron stepped in for some uncredited editing (as he is an accomplished editor), finding Miller's version to be "pretty rough [and] pretty long". He admitted that he and Miller had their share of disagreements, which at times "became a bloodbath. And the blood is still being scrubbed off the walls from those creative battles. This is a film that was forged in fire. But that's the creative process, right?"

Spoilers

  • This is James Cameron's return to the Terminator films, as he has not been involved (other than being credited as creator of the characters) since Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). In July 2017 James Cameron said he is planning a new trilogy and that Arnold Schwarzenegger might not be a cyborg but the human who gave his appearance to the Terminator.
  • Director Tim Miller later said that Luna's character "comes from something that is not Skynet, but it's like Skynet. In this movie, they were called as Legion.
  • "Guitars, Cadillacs" by Dwight Yoakam can be heard during the scene when the terminator smashes through a garden shed at a barbecue. This is a nod to Arnold's arrival in T2 when he enters a country bar naked, and the same tune is playing on the jukebox.
  • This film confirms that, much as in Terminator Genisys (2015), if given the chance, the organic part of the T-800 model Terminator actually ages over time. This was an idea that series creator James Cameron had given to the makers of Genisys, and has now employed himself.
  • Terminator Carl's Drapery truck reads phone number 888-512-1984, May 12th 1984 being a nod to the date Kyle Reese arrives in The Terminator.
  • In line with the other Terminator movies, the T-800 played by Arnold Schwarzenegger loses an arm and an eye.
  • In previous installments, it has been established that dogs can detect and will bark incessantly at Terminators, so humans employ them as an early detection system. However, the aging T-800, "Carl," owns a dog that quietly allows the Terminator to pet it. This subtle detail signals that, despite Sarah's skepticism, Carl has in fact become more humanlike and empathetic.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't actually appear until over an hour into the film.
  • Terminator Carl's character arc is redemption.
  • Dani saving young Grace mirrors a similar scene from the previous film Terminator Salvation (2009) which John Connor saves young Kyle Reese.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton were both de-aged for the opening flashback scene which Terminator/Carl kills John Connor.
  • Like the previous film, Terminator Carl only wears sunglasses in the flashback sequence which younger Terminator Carl kills John Connor.
  • The memorable line from previous Terminator movies "Come with me if you want to live" was replaced with "Come with me or you'll be dead in 30 seconds" (This is what Grace says when she counters the Rev-9's first attack on Dani).
  • In the scene where Carl/the T-800 is sitting in his yard talking to Sarah, Dani, and Grace he is petting a dog. In the first two movies dogs always bark at terminators so this appears to be a subtle nod that he has developed a sense of humanity.
  • The sunglasses worn by T-800/Carl in the flashback scene where he kills John Connor are exactly the same iconic model worn by the T-800 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • In this film, it is Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor who gets to speak Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic line, "I'll be back". Like in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) ("she'll be back" and "I'm back!"), Schwarzenegger himself uses a variation on his line: "I won't be back".
  • Although the film ignores the events of the third, fourth and fifth installment in the series (i.e. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015)), whether purposely or not, elements of all three can be found in the story: * Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003): The notion that Judgment Day is inevitable, and can be merely postponed, as it is in humanity's nature to create its own demise; the presence of a hostile Terminator that consists of a solid part and a liquid part (the T-X in Rise, the Rev-9 in Dark Fate); killing off the main antagonist with the hero's power source. * Terminator Salvation (2009): An ally who is an enhanced human, who sacrifices a vital component to save the hero (Marcus Wright in Salvation, Grace in Dark Fate). * Terminator Genisys (2015): An aged T-800 who serves as an ally; a character who has knowledge of an alternate timeline (Kyle Reese in Genisys, Carl in Dark Fate).
  • About 45 minutes into the movie, when Sarah, Grace and Dani get past the border into Texas they are getting arrested. There are 5 police cars and when they turn on there lights this resembles the exact same sound and melody as the intro of The Terminator Theme Song
  • Arnold's character's machine gun with the grenade launcher is reminiscent of his characters from end of days made 20 years ago in which he had a similar gun like that in which he needed to fight the Devil and predator in which he had an m16 with a grenade launcher to kill guerillas in South America as well as the alien hunter Predator. In this film, he's fighting a tougher terminator than just the T1000, t800, Tx and t3000 models that he fought in other movies.
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