It’s been a long time since Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor. She stepped away from the franchise after Terminator 2 back in 1991. However, now that James Cameron is returning to produce what he hopes will be a new trilogy, Hamilton has decided she’d be happy to return to the role too.
Arnie is also attached to the new films, with Tim Miller (Deadpool), set to direct.
THR first reported on the news of Hamilton’s return, reporting Cameron as saying, “As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then [when T2 was made], 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.”
At the moment there’s no info on the plot or how the original Sarah Connor will fit into it. Indeed, it appears that they’re currently still piecing the overarching storyline of the trilogy together, but now know they can include Hamilton within those plans. There is one nugget Cameron has released about the movies, saying “We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”