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Linda Hamilton Rejoins Arnold Schwarzenegger in New ‘Terminator’ Flick

There’s a new Terminator film on the horizon, and James Cameron is back in charge of it, after a slew of sequels and TV shows he had nothing to do with. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s bringing Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger back into the fold as well.

Cameron made the announcement at a private event celebrating the storied franchise, saying, “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.”

With Hamilton’s return, Cameron hopes to once again make a statement on gender roles in action movies.

“There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, referring to aging male actors still anchoring movies, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Is it just me, or does Cameron make it sound like he’s doing this movie just because he’s mad that because of his comments on Wonder Woman, he’s not considered as feminist as he used to be? That can be tough to accept, just ask Joss Whedon. Cameron went on to give a little information on the film, which will be directed by Tim Miller.

“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story,” Cameron said. “We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”

Does that sound like Star Wars: The Force Awakens to anyone else? Bring in some new characters, have them meet the old characters, then tell the exact same story again? I’m sure Cameron will make a good film, though. He’s been around the block and even his bad movies are watchable. Except Titanic, that movie made me want to dive overboard like an hour before they hit the iceberg.

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