Smartly side-stepping Terminator: Genisys altogether and restarting from Terminator 2: Judgement Day on, the latest attempt to correct the Terminator franchise is taking all the right steps so far to do so.

For one, James Cameron is back on the scene as an executive producer, both Arnold Schwarzenegger AND Linda Hamilton are returning as the T-800 and Sarah Connor respectively, and they're focusing on casting relative unknowns who are more suited to the role than simply being chosen because they're hot property at the given time.

Case in point is the new Terminator, who'll be played by Gabriel Luna. Unless you've been watching Agents of SHIELD recently where he played Ghost Rider, Luna's been mostly working in supporting roles so far in his career. He had a small appearance in a couple of episodes of True Detective's second season, as well as a guest appearance on Prison Break back in the day and NCIS: Los Angeles, but he's most known in the US for the TV series Matador, which played on the El Rey network.

Per Deadline, Luna is the first Terminator effectively sanctioned by creator James Cameron since 1992, so it's a pretty big deal. Luna joins the aforementioned Schwarzenegger, Hamilton and the already-announced Mackenzie Davis, and Diego Boneta and Natalia Reyes who were announced alongside Luna.

The release date for the as-yet-untitled Terminator reboot has been pushed back to November 22, 2019 presumably to allow screenwriter David Goyer - he of Batman Begins fame - some time to complete the script to meet with James Cameron and Tim Miller's approval.

So, the question remains - will this finally be the Terminator sequel that'll actually work, or is the franchise finally (don't do it, don't do it) terminated?


Via Deadline