The upcoming Terminator film, Terminator: Dark Fate will be the 6th in the series and the second one to kind of retcon the series timeline. The movie will join the timeline after the events of Terminator 2: Judgement Day and its marketing campaign focused among other things on the coming back to the franchise of Linda Hamilton in her iconic role as Sarah Connor.
Less focus has been given to Arnold Schwarzenegger who is also returning to his role as the T-800. But, from the little we saw, despite being a cyborg the terminator, who is now called “Carl” is aging. Director Tim Miller has spoken about this mysterious phenomena with Men’s Health. “I didn’t want to do a digital Arnold, that’s for f**k sure,” said Miller. “We’re [embracing] the reality of what it means to be a person of a certain age who is called upon to be heroic.” Miller added that, at age 73, Schwarzenegger’s current look possessed a “regalness” unique from his bodybuilding days. “There were so many women on the set who were like, ‘Oh my God, this is the best Arnold ever looked,’” he said.
So, how will the movie deal with the aging of its protagonists? We’ll have to wait till November 1 to find out.