We still don’t know a whole lot about Paramount Pictures’ next Terminator, which is being directed by Deadpool‘s Tim Miller. What we do know is that, similar to Halloween, it retcons all films not directed by James Cameron. Instead, it follows the events of his Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
In a new interview with Cameron, who returns to produce, he reveals that the working title for the film is Terminator: Dark Fate, and also explains why.
“I tend to be optimistic about people and our capacity to solve problems,” he explained to Yahoo. “When I think of us as empathetic beings, I think we’re going to get through this OK. When I see how people lose their empathy when they get into positions of power, then I lose that hope.”
Set to go back in time on November 1, 2019, the above first-look photo shows Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace”, and Linda Hamilton returning as “Sarah Connor”.
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as well: “Arnold’s back and he’s bad…” he had previously stated. “He’s a different Terminator than you’ve ever seen before, I mean literally he’s a different chassis number but he’s also a very different guy than you’ve seen before.”
Miller and Cameron found their newest Terminator in Gabriel Luna, who appeared as Ghost Rider in ABC’s superhero series Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
There have been more than a handful of crazy spoilers leaked from set, which you can dig through right here.