Gabriel Luna Talks ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ and His Love of ‘Street Fighter II’

     October 30, 2019

With director Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate now playing in select countries and opening around the world this weekend, I recently sat down with Gabriel Luna for an exclusive interview. As most of you know, Terminator: Dark Fate takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day and ignores all the other Terminator sequels. The film features the awesome return of Linda Hamilton as she teams up with Mackenzie Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger to protect Natalia Reyes from a new kind of Terminator (Luna). The film is a return to form for the franchise and you can read a lot of positive reactions here or Haleigh Foutch’s review.


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During my interview with Gabriel Luna, he talked about what it was like working with Tim Miller, why they everything the Rev-9 did had to have a purpose, how he worked with the stunt team, and more. In addition, we spent way more time than I expected talking about Street Fighter II and his recent video game battle with artist Bosslogic at EightyTwo in downtown Los Angeles.

Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis.

Gabriel Luna:

  • A lot of Street Fighter 2 talk and how he’s got a challenge going with Bosslogic.
  • What was it like working with Tim Miller on the action scenes?
  • What surprised him about working on a film of this scale?

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Here is the official synopsis for Terminator: Dark Fate:

More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother (Diego Boneta) and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator – a Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna) – travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani’s survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace (Mackenzie Davis), an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from Sarah’s past that may be their last best hope.

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