Judgement Day has been delayed but not altogether avoided in the official trailer for “Terminator: Dark Fate,” opening in November.
The sci-fi action sequel follows the further adventures of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)—the human heroine from the 1984 original—as she teams up with a cyborg from the future (Mackenzie Davis) to save the world yet again from sentient robots hellbent on bringing about a nuclear holocaust. Connor has worked hard to avoid the robot apocalypse in past films, but this time she and her cyborg companion must protect Daniella (Natalie Reyes) from the clutches of a new nightmarish robot called the Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna).
Directed by “Deadpool’s” Tim Miller, “Dark Fate” also sees the return of the blockbuster franchise’s creator James Cameron, who serves as a producer, and the Terminator himself, Stern Show veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hamilton and Arnold may be forced to work together once again in the new film, but it’s clear her character still doesn’t trust robots. “When this is all over, I’m going to kill you,” she tells the Terminator at one point (above).
“I understand,” Arnold responds.
The trailer ends with Hamilton borrowing Arnold’s now-iconic line from the first film—“I’ll be back,” she says nonchalantly after tossing a grenade off a bridge. These days the sentence is part of Hollywood history, but during his 2015 visit to the Stern Show Arnold explained to Howard that he originally objected to saying the line as written. In his estimation, a robot would never use a contraction. See Arnold recount butting heads with Cameron over “I’ll be back” (below).
“Terminator: Dark Fate” opens Nov. 1 in theaters.