James Cameron, who directed the first two instalments of the franchise and is returning as a producer for the as-yet-untitled Terminator 6 film, announced that one of the series’ most iconic roles is making a return: Sarah Connor, played by actress Linda Hamilton.
Hamilton played Connor in the 1984 original Terminator film, then underwent a massive physical transformation when her character emerged as a Terminator-fighting action hero in the 1991 follow-up.
While Hamilton is now 60, Cameron argued that her age shouldn’t dampen her action hero credentials.
There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, referring to the Liam Neesons and Sylvester Stallones of the film world.
“But there isn’t an example of that for women,” he continued.
“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return.”