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The Sixth Terminator Might Be Good

Just the idea of another Terminator movie made fans slap their heads after the disaster of Terminator Genisys. But an as-yet-unnamed film set in the Terminator universe gives us hope because of the people who are connected to the project.

Here’s what we already know about the movie everyone will inevitably call Terminator 6 (though Cameron would prefer we didn’t) until the official title is released. We first learned that Cameron (who directed the 1984 original and Terminator 2: Judgment Day) would be returning to the franchise, and teaming upwith director Miller, back in January. Schwarzenegger, whose performance was the only thing we liked about 2015's Terminator Genisys, revealed his involvement in May. Last week, we learned that Linda Hamilton would be reprising her iconic role as Sarah Connor, now a “seasoned warrior,” per Cameron, in part six.

That's the great thing about a story that involves time travel: you can plop down a tale into the middle of the saga, or before it begins, or even after we thought it ended and still use the same characters. We've seen it happen, with mixed results. What really matters is whether the story is good and makes even a little sense. While we don't know much about the next movie yet, Cheryl Eddy at io9 explains some ways that the Terminator franchise can return to its innovative roots.


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