Spin-off or new start instead of “Terminator 7”? Linda Hamilton is no longer in the mood for “Dark Fate”!

After the flop of “Terminator: Dark Fate”, more “Terminator” films have probably gotten rid of themselves for now. Returner Linda Hamilton now thinks it is a better idea to start from scratch instead of another sequel …

As Sarah Connor, she became one of the coolest action heroines in film history – apart from the “Terminator” series, however, the huge successes for  Linda Hamilton did not materialize. For ” Terminator: Dark Fate ” she had to fight back to shoot possibly more than one more “Terminator” film. The plan was at least something like that.

But the sixth film of the killer cyborg saga fell on the nose financially, grossing just $261 million worldwide – not even the production and advertising costs. Then Linda Hamilton loses the desire to continue …


In conversation with the Hollywood reporter , the actress was now honest, but also frustrated that the sinfully expensive Sequel did not bring the desired success.

“It would be a pleasure for me not to go back again. So, no, I have no hope because I would really like to have it behind me, ”said the 63-year-old.

The actress also sees a reason for the flop at the box office in the horrendous production costs, which you absolutely have to reduce if you want to continue: “I would like a smaller version, in which not so many millions are at stake. Today’s audience is just so unpredictable. “


Hamilton would have no problem – she says – to finally leave Sarah Connor behind. At the same time, however, she also makes it clear that she would very well be willing to take on the role again if she really addressed an idea. But simply telling the story again would no longer be an option for her.

“I am not someone who clings to old ideas,” said Hamilton. “I just think it would be much more interesting to start over from a different point.”

New actors, new story, new concept? It’s not like you haven’t already tried everything with the science fiction franchise. Whether a restart or a diversion somewhere else, for example with a spin-off or (still) a TV series, but really brings momentum to the saga again?

After the box office flop in Part 6, it is certainly not to be assumed that anything will happen in this direction too soon. Fans of the series who want to contribute at least minimally to damage limitation can still secure the latest chapter of the saga for home cinema. “Terminator: Dark Fate” will be released on March 5, 2020 on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K-Blu-ray* as well as on the FMOVIES *.

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