News has broke that Linda Hamilton, star of 1984’s The Terminator and 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, has signed on to star in the direct sequel to T2. According to an exclusive from Variety, producer of the film and director of T2: Judgement Day, James Cameron, has confirmed that Linda Hamilton will be returning to the role of Sarah Connor.
The new film which is to be directed by Deadpool director, Tim Miller, will be set following the events of Terminator 2: Judgement Day and will kick off a new trilogy of movies in the franchise. After the disastrous performance of 2015’s Terminator Genisys, which saw Emilia Clarke cast as Sarah Connor, plans for the sequels were put on an indefinite hold.
Speaking at a private event announcing the project Cameron said:
“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return … There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
Hamilton, who starred in the first two films in the franchise, helped define bad-ass women in action films. Audiences fell in love with the waitress being hunted by a time-travelling robot in The Terminator and by Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the seasoned and hardened Sarah Connor became an iconic part of movie history. Her quest to save her son from the time-travelling robots captivated audiences and elevated Hamilton to super stardom.
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