It's therefore safe to assume that the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series (starring Summer Glau) also never happened, and it's back-to-basics for the franchise, meaning that Sarah's arms and guns are once again tasked with saving humanity. She's definitely the star of this teaser.
Dark Fate serves as a reunion of sorts, with Hamilton, Schwarzenegger, and James Cameron finally all back together for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But at the end of the day, we just have to hope these effects end up meshing as well as T-1000 did with all the practical effects and stunts in Terminator 2.
As it was with the Halloween sequel/soft reboot a year ago, Dark Fate will ignore all of the movies after T2, serving as a direct follow-up to the Cameron-helmed movies.
Reyes, Davis and Hamilton will see you now.
The good news is that we get to see a lot of cars being smashed in a chase scene that looks eerily similar to the iconic one in Judgement Day. It adds a nice air of mystery to this soft reboot. Producer James Cameron returns with director Tim Miller for Terminator: Dark Fate. Not even Arnie returning to his most famous role (and admittedly turning in a very entertaining performance) could rescue it from all the bad ideas and silly plot twists that got spoiled in trailers though. For instance, you can clearly tell that when Luna jumps from his truck to impale Mackenzie Davis' character, it's not really Luna, but a poorly constructed CGI, just like everything around him. "It's not straight forward at all". We're quietly optimistic about this one.
Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1, 2019.