Linda Hamilton Will Be Back As Sarah Conner In Terminator: Judgement Day Sequel

Sarah Conner in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Photo: Sarah Conner in Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Linda Hamilton will be back. According to the Hollywood Reporter, not only is James Cameron returning to the franchise, he is also bringing back Sarah Conner to the Terminator series with him. In a private event celebrating the landmark movie, James Cameron said, "There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women".

Linda Hamilton played the iconic role of Sarah Conner in Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement day. In the first movie, an artificial intelligence system known as Skynet has taken over the planet in the distant future. The humans form a resistance group against the murderous computers and are lead by John Conner, Sarah's son. In an effort to end the resistance before it even begins, Skynet deploys a T-800 cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) into the past to kill Sarah. The humans also send one of their own - Kyle Reese - to defend her.

In the sequel, Skynet sends an upgraded T-1000 model to assassinate a teenage John Conner. John Conner of the future sends back a reprogrammed T-800, again played by Arnold, to protect his younger self. Sarah Conner, however, is prepared, as she turns into a mean fighting machine to protect her son.

After Terminator 2, the series tailed off into mediocrity, largely because it's creator James Cameron was busy creating blue aliens. For some reason, Cameron has rejigged his interest in the franchise. The reason might have something to do with the studio hell-bent on running the franchise into the ground with dud sequels.

Cameron, however, will not be returning as the director. He is occupied with the 3 - nobody asked for - sequels of Avatar. Cameron will be producing the movie and Tim Miller, who directed Deadpool will be taking over as the director. The story will go back to the root of the second Terminator movie.