NSFW 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer Has the Original T-800 Calling Himself Carl and Living With a Dog

Friday, 18 October 2019 - 11:12AM
Friday, 18 October 2019 - 11:12AM
NSFW 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer Has the Original T-800 Calling Himself Carl and Living With a Dog
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"Come with me if you want to fetch." Although that line was never uttered in any of the Terminator films, that could change with the arrival of Terminator: Dark Fate, promised to be a true sequel to the first  – and arguably the best – two entries in the franchise, taking place 27 years after the conclusion of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Indeed, among the revelations in Dark Fate's latest red band trailer – intended for restricted audiences, hence the 'NSFW' designation in the headline – is that the T-800 Terminator (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is living a quiet life with a dog and calling himself (itself? How does one gender a Terminator?) "Carl." It's an interesting twist and a subtle reference to dogs in the first film: you'll recall that they were used to "sniff out" Terminators who had infiltrated the Resistance.


Ok, before we get bombarded with hate mail from Terminerds, no, we can't confirm that the dog actually belongs to the T-800. Just looks that way.

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Better than all that, however, is the introduction of a new Terminator model – the Rev-9 ("the most lethal terminator ever created"), played by Gabriel Luna (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) based on the liquid metal nanotechnology used to create the T-1000 – that is definitely the most advanced Terminator we've seen so far, assuring a CBP officer – and the audience – that his "whole body is a weapon" before amply demonstrating that fact with the kind of gratuitous spear-arm ultraviolence that Terminator fans love. On the poster, the Rev-9 appears to be accompanied by an additional, skinless T-800 unit which IMDB confirms as being played (via capture motion) by Brett Azar.

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Dark Fate also sees the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor who went from '80s waitress to deathdealing badass in the first two films. The 63-year-old Hamilton recently told FOX News that she spent a year getting in shape for the role, which included military training and SCUBA diving. Hamilton stars alongside Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror), who plays Grace, a warrior sent from the future to pursue the Rev-9 who, for reasons that will undoubtedly be explained in the film, has been sent to terminate Dani Ramos (Colombian actress Natalia Reyes) in Mexico City. Davis' appearance in the trailer recalls Hamilton's look in Judgment Day: a clear signal – at least to us – about Connor's fate in the film (figure it out). 


Missing from the trailer – and the poster and all the marketing material we've looked over – is Edward Furlong's John Connor despite his hugely-hyped return to the franchise. It seems that the future savior of the world has taken a much smaller role this time around. In an interview with Wetmovie, Furlong described his role as a "very, very small part" and appears in the film for a "very short amount of time." It's an interesting disclosure that raises questions about the timelines represented in this film, the role of John Connor in the future, and how this all ties in to the Rev-9's pursuit of Dani Ramos. 


Alas, we'll have to wait until November 1st to find out.


Until then, check out the new trailer.





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