A new TV spot for Terminator: Dark Fate premiered during the NBA Finals game last night. In addition to some new footage, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor delivers one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most iconic lines. The first trailer recently dropped and the response has been mixed thus far, which really isn’t saying a whole lot since we’ve only a seen a few minutes of footage at this time. With that being said, there has been a pretty significant leak providing some plot information.
Sarah Connor says, “I’ll be back” in the latest Terminator: Dark Fate TV spot. It’s a fun callback to Arnold’s line and fans of the franchise knew that it was going to have to be uttered at some point in the long-awaited sequel. Elsewhere, there’s some new action shots mixed in with the opening of the first trailer, which introduces us to Diego Luna’s Rev-9 Terminator as it hunts down Natalia Reyes’ Daniella “Dani” Ramos. We haven’t seen a whole lot from Schwarzenegger’s T-800, but he will more than likely have a larger part down the line.
As for the storyline, a recent leak suggests things are going to be a bit more of the same for Terminator: Dark Fate. The leak obviously has not been verified, but it seems official. Since Cyberdyne is no more, it altered the future and places the sequel in an alternate timeline from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Since Skynet never happened, there is a new threat, which sends the Rev-9 Terminator to destroy Dani, though it is unclear as to why or who this new organization is. With that being said, there are some possible SPOILERS below.
Terminator: Dark Fate will reportedly kill off John Connor early on in the movie. With Skynet never happening, Legion emerges as the new main antagonist. It is not clear if this is a contingency plan Skynet put into play, but it already sounds remarkably similar to the first two Terminator movies, especially with a new threat and another cyborg, Grace, coming out to defend Dani. As for how Sarah Connor and the T-800 will come into play, that is currently unknown, but it certainly looks like a passing of the torch movie.
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters later this year and could very well spark a new era for the franchise, which has unfortunately taken a negative turn over the past few decades. James Cameron made the decision to ignore everything post T2, even though the story for the latest sequel seems to borrow a bit from the third installment. Everybody behind-the-scenes is confident in the movie, so it will be interesting to see how the fans react to it when it finally hits theaters. For now, we know there will be some callbacks to the original two movies in terms of dialogue. You can check out the latest Terminator: Dark Fate TV spot below, thanks to the Terminator Fans YouTube channel.