You’ve seen the previous trailers, gawked at the images, and been told countless times that James Cameron is back on-board as producer, but now it’s time for some good old-fashioned violence and swears, baby. The new extended red-band trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate is filled with bloody machine-hunting action, but it also features Arnold Schwarzenegger revealing the Terminator now goes by “Carl”, and then Linda Hamilton saying the line “I’m never gonna’ fucking call you Carl”, which is legit the best moment of the franchise since at least T2.
Directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), Dark Fate not only reunited Schwarzenegger and Hamilton but also introduces the next generation of Terminators in Gabriel Luna‘s deadly Rev 9 and Mackenzie Davis‘ human/machine hybrid, Grace. The film—which will largely ignore the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, and Terminator: Genisys—is designed to kick-start a trilogy, according to Cameron.
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.