After over four years, the Terminator franchise’s next installment is right around the corner. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will be returning later this year in Terminator: Dark Fate, with Tim Miller in the director’s seat. Recently, it was announced that a familiar face will be returning, as well as an official MPAA rating has been set in place.
On Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, producer James Cameron announced that Edward Furlong will be reprising his role as John Connor for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released in 1991. The role of Connor has been portrayed by several actors including Nick Stahl, Christian Bale, and more recently, Jason Clarke in Terminator Genisys. The return of Edward Furlong will mark the first time in the franchise’s history that John Connor will have been portrayed by the same actor.
Another big announcement coming from the Comic-Con panel is that Terminator: Dark Fate will be rated “R”. After the first three films in the franchise received an “R” rating, producers aimed to reach a larger audience with both Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys by aiming for a “PG-13” rating. However, fans did not receive these installments very well and box office numbers reflected this.
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Written By: Cole Hardy (@colehardy116)