Last month, James Cameron announced the working title for the sixth Terminator film while he and Robert Rodriguez were promoting Alita: Battle Angel. Now, it's official: the film will be called Terminator: Dark Fate.
According to Deadline, Cameron's return to the Terminator franchise will feature his dark new title and a release date of November 1. This comes despite the fact that Charlie's Angeles hits theaters the exact same day.
Deadpool's Tim Miller will direct the film. Cameron previously revealed that he trusts Miller to lead the Terminator franchise to what might be its finish line. Describing himself a "supporting player," Cameron has called the film Miller's show.
Terminator: Dark Fate will reportedly ignore every movie that came after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was the last Terminator movie Cameron directed. However, if we consider Terminator: Genisys, there is a way to tie every movie together, since Alex (Matt Smith) said in that movie that Skynet would fail to eliminate John Conner in every timeline. This could be one of those timelines.
Terminator: Genisys was the lowest grossing of all movies in the franchise. Paramount likely hopes that bringing James Cameron back in a producer role and having him promote the movie will reinvigorate fans who were disappointed in the sequels.
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 is scheduled for release on November 1.