New 'Terminator' Sequel Casts Gabriel Luna as Its Next Killer Robot

Friday, 13 April 2018 - 8:22PM
Terminator: Genisys
Friday, 13 April 2018 - 8:22PM
New 'Terminator' Sequel Casts Gabriel Luna as Its Next Killer Robot
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Word of a new Terminator film has been fairly shaky since the mess that was Terminator Genisys, but Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron have announced they're returning for a new movie, with Cameron not having touched the series since Terminator 2. 

And much like T2, there's going to be a few different killer robots running around. While Schwarzenegger will likely be playing the same old T-800 robot, Deadline has announced that actor Gabriel Luna has also been cast in a starring role as some undisclosed Terminator model, with Natalia Reyes & Diego Boneta also added to the cast. 

If you're a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then you've seen Luna before. Since he frequently appears on the show as Robbie Reyes, also known as the Ghost Rider of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ghost Rider, being a vengeful and passionate character by nature, is certainly a different role from the unfeeling Terminator, so it remains to be seen how he'll do in the movie. But his performance on AoS is a strong one, and he certainly knows how to play menacing characters. 

We don't know too much about the story of this untitled Terminator 6 yet, but Cameron has talked about what he wants to do with the film. He very much sees the franchise as a relevant one in today's day and age, as we deal with increasingly advanced artificial intelligence in a field where ethics aren't always clearly defined.

Cameron has also said that he intends to make the movie a sequel to the original Terminator and Terminator 2 - which would be his movies in the franchise - while mostly ignoring everything else that's come out after. It's difficult to imagine he'll meet much resistance on this front.

While he'll still have a lot of input as a producer, he's not directing the new film this time around. He's already handed over directing duties to Deadpool  director Tim Miller, while Cameron goes off to make his passion project of four Avatar sequels

While Miller hasn't directed a big-budget science fiction movie yet, he's certainly being given a good workload. Beyond just Terminator 6, he's also working on a movie adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer, the archetypal cyberpunk story.

If he's big into Gibson, that could mean the next Terminator movie could be moving in some interesting directions.

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