Schwarzenegger Wants Terminator: Dark Fate to be R-Rated

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It's less than six months until Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters everywhere and returning star Arnold Schwarzenegger has publicly expressed hope that the upcoming sequel goes for the harder edged R rating from the MPAA.

While participating in an AMA on Reddit, Schwarzenegger revealed that the film has not yet been submitted to the MPAA to receive its official theatrical rating. Schwarzenegger hopes that, like the first two films in the sci-fi franchise, the sequel will be rated R for more mature content.

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The first three films were all rated R for their violent content, however, 2009's Terminator: Salvation became the first movie in the series to receive a PG-13 rating to reach a wider audience. This trend would continue with 2015's Terminator: Genisys. Despite the less restrictive ratings, neither film was successful critically or commercially.

Dark Fate has finally released its first trailer, teasing a return to high-octane action though, as a green-band trailer, nothing particularly extreme has been shown yet in terms of content.

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Directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta. The film opens Nov. 1.

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