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Terminator: Dark Fate reunites Sarah Connor and Schwarzenegger’s original T-800

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his role as the T-800 for Terminator: Dark Fate.

Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth film in the Terminator franchise, but acts as a direct sequel to only the first two movies: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The other three films are now considered part of an alternate timeline, according to the filmmakers.

Schwarzenegger isn’t the only Terminator veteran returning. Linda Hamilton is back in the role of Sarah Connor for the first time since the Judgment Day. While Schwarzenegger reprised his role in most of the sequels (save for Salvation), others have filled in in Hamilton’s absence. Previously, Emilia Clarke played Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and Lena Headey portrayed her in the television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

New to the Terminator franchise are Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) as what looks to be a new human/Terminator hybrid, Natalia Reyes as the person everyone wants to protect, and Gabriel Luna (Agents of Shield) as the killer robot of the day. VFX technology will enable younger versions of both the T-800 and John Connor to be depicted, with body double standing in for the actors.

Terminator: Dark Fate is out on Nov. 1.

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