Paramount Delays Terminator 6 Release

Terminator Genisys Arnold Schwarzenegger

The release date for Terminator 6 has been pushed back four months by Paramount Pictures, and the change in date was not related to star Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoing emergency heart surgery last week.

According to Variety, Paramount has delayed the release of the sixth film in the Terminator franchise from July 26, 2019 to November 22, 2019. It's a move that's reportedly been in the works since before Schwarzenegger underwent an emergency catheter valve replacement surgery late last week. Terminator 6 will see the return of Arnold in his iconic role as The Terminator, as well as Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor, marking her first return to the character since providing voice work for 2009's Terminator: Salvation.

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Franchise co-creator James Cameron has signed on to produce the film. He's described it as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day that will view the subsequent films and TV series that followed the second entry in the franchise as non-canonical. Filming is set to begin in June of this year before wrapping in mid-October.

Opening Nov. 22, 2019, Tim Miller will direct the currently-untitled film. The writers room includes David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray and Josh Friedman, who served as the showrunner on Fox’s The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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