Edward Furlong will reprise his role as futuristic freedom fighter John Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate, this year’s Terminator sequel that picks up after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and ignores the other films’ canon.
James Cameron, who’s producing the new Terminator and directed the first two films, announced Furlong’s return to the role at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was Furlong’s first movie role. He portrayed John Connor, the son of Sarah Connor, as a young teen living in foster care and being pursued by a new breed of Terminator, the T-1000. Furlong did not reprise the role in the 2003 sequel, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines; Nick Stahl played an older John Connor in that film. Christian Bale assumed the role in 2009’s Terminator Salvation. Jason Clarke took over as John Connor in 2015’s Terminator Genisys.
Terminator: Dark Fate will also see the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, and Gabriel Luna as a new model of Terminator. Tim Miller (Deadpool) is directing. Terminator: Dark Fate will hit theaters Nov. 1.