By the time the next Terminator film will be release which will be in 2019, it would be 35 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger has been crowed favorite T-800.
The upcoming Terminator movie will not only features Arnold Schwarzenegger, 70, but he gets to reunited with Linda Hamilton for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Speaking to Hollywood Reporter director Tim Miller and series creator James Cameron say that age is not a factor for T-800 and Sarah Connor.
They have not told what exactly the age of T-800 would be but they said that the flesh outside of the Terminator’s endo-skeleton would be age.
“So, obviously he’s one that’s been in action and operation for a long time. And that’s all I want to say about the actual story part of it. But it’s actually quite intrinsic to the story, that he’s subject to the frailties of the flesh,” say Cameron talking to Hollywood Reporter . “In fact, in the first film, the flesh is burned away completely but that endo-skeleton … has a power cell that will last 100 years. So, he’s still got 30, 29 years.” He added.
Basically in the last Terminator: Genisys the idea was already implement, where T-800 had been around since Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor was a child, which explained why T-800 looked so old in that film.
Miller, also explained that if the Terminator’s body is old then his mind is also.
Miller said “Emotionally and intellectually he will have evolved. They’re learning machines. But I think that’s a way to make it different than it was, “I think we should embrace his age. And that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans. And I can’t tell you, but man, some of the scenes that the writers wrote to embrace that idea are fucking fantastic.”
Paramount is releasing the untitled Terminator movie on July 26, 2019. Whatever they do we really hope that the upcoming Terminator can live up to its expectation just like the Terminator 2: Judgement day.