Outside of a few set photos and promo video for Origo Film Studios in Budapest we haven’t seen too much from the new Terminator film but we might have just learned what they’re going to end up calling it in the marketing push this summer/fall.

James Cameron reveals to Yahoo that the working title for the upcoming Terminator film directed by Tim Miller is Terminator: Dark Fate, a possible nod/call-back to use of the word fate in the previous movies. He also spoke about recommending that Linda Hamilton reprise the role of Sarah Connor as fans are going to want to see the real Sarah (a possible dig to other incarnations of the characters).

“I said, ‘I can’t be involved in this film at all if Arnold [Schwarzenegger] is not in it,’” he remembers. He also strongly recommended that the filmmakers bring back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor — a role she hadn’t reprised since Judgment Day. “Fans are going to want to see her again, and they’re going to want to see the real Sarah Connor and what time and dealing with these tragic futures has done to her.”

“It’s hardened her even more, but in a way that made her much stronger,” Cameron says. “Maybe less likable, but stronger. And ultimately, she becomes a really important character in passing the baton to the new characters that come in. It’s a very female-centric film, which I’m glad Tim embraced those themes.”

If you remember from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Sarah carves “NO FATE” into a table before ditching John and the T-800 to assassinate Miles Dyson to prevent Judgement Day. The title might suggest a darker path for Sarah or that their actions in the second film might not have prevented anything just delayed Judgement Day, as we’ve seen in other installments.

Terminator: Dark Fate is currently in the post-production stages and has been given a release date of November 22nd by Paramount Pictures.


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