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Putative Terminator Sequel Shows Putative Sarah Connor Ressurection


The much labored over Terminator 5, which has definitely had its rights acquired by a production company committed to making it, and definitely has Justin Lin attached, but may or may not involve Arnold Schwarzenegger in a non-central role, may or may not star Paul Walker, and may or may not involve “the original timeline being torn, again” can add one more may or may not to its list:

It may or may not have a living Sarah Connor in it.

The leukemia-related death of long-time series heroine Sarah Connor was acknowledged in a single line of Terminator: Rise of the Machines, and was listed prominently along fan criticism of the movie; it was thought that such an important character, and the main character’s mother, shouldn’t be given such a hasty exit out of the plot.

But apparently Justin Lin agrees with this sentiment too (from Moviehole):

I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.

Lin said he would consider bringing Sarah Connor back to be “righting wrongs.”

We certainly wouldn’t say no to the return of a kickass scifi lady of the silver screen.

(via Blastr.)

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  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208921 Nikki Lincoln

     Maybe you should put a Sarah Connor based character for your header???

  • Krasimir Savov

    I want a Terminator movie where Arnold plays a grizzled tough resistance leader. And he fights robots so good, Skynet makes robots based on him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4CJMB5ZPI4PJNIQNP5IC42G2I Greta Ball

    I always thought they spoilt the Sarah Connor character in the second movie anyway, by making her a deranged psychotic, and a really crap mother – hardly someone who would inspire a nobel rebel leader, (Cameron working out some of the issues he had with his wives, no doubt.) The original is still the only one worth seeing and should have been left alone, just like Ripley in Alien.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7G4SWUX2MCWWXLMYNN347JMIZY Frodo Baggins

    False, Sarah’s derangement and alleged “crap” mothering are exactly what make her such an interesting character. She is strong in some ways, weak in others and struggles to do the right thing. Way more memorable and fun to watch than civilian-turned-final-girl in T1. 

    “hardly someone who would inspire a nobel rebel leader”

    Ahh, see, that’s the beautiful irony of the emotional conflict central to T2. John Connor hates his mother because she’s isolated him from everyone and made him miserable… but everything she did prepared him for the life he would have to lead. In the end, they both come to terms with their past disappointments in each other, and come to be stronger people as a result. Sarah learns that strength is not enough, that compassion and empathy are as essential to the survival of the human race. If she had that balance figured out at the beginning, she’d be static, with no room to grow.

    “The original is still the only one worth seeing and should have been left alone, just like Ripley in Alien.”

    This one too, huh? You really have something against ass-kicking sci-fi mother figures. Tell you what. Your mileage may vary, I don’t deny your right to like or dislike whatever characters you want. But I’ll say this, with complete certainty: without their respective sequels (the first sequels, mind you… not the abysmal threes and fours), Nobody would give a good God Damn about Sarah Connor OR Ellen Ripley. It’s T2 and Aliens that made them Action Icons.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7G4SWUX2MCWWXLMYNN347JMIZY Frodo Baggins

    “it was thought that such an important character, and the main character’s mother,”

    You mean the main character? I don’t think anybody who watched T2 thought Edward Furlong was the star.

    “may or may not involve Arnold Schwarzenegger in a non-central role, may or may not star Paul Walker, and may or may not involve “the original timeline being torn, again” can add one more may or may not to its list”

    There sure are a lot of may or may nots about this sequel. Seems like the only certainty is that it’s going to suck.

  • Anonymous

    I would be just as happy if they brought back The Sarah Connor Chronicles…