'Terminator: Dark Fate' to be rated R, bring back Eddie Furlong as John Connor

Key Points
  • "Terminator: Dark Fate" will be rated R.
  •  Eddie Furlong, who played John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," will reprise his role in the upcoming film.
Linda Hamilton reprises her role as Sarah Connor in "Terminator: Dark Fate."
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Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joined by another familiar face in the upcoming film "Terminator: Dark Fate" — Eddie Furlong, who played John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") said during a San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday that the film would be rated R. The film's storyline deals with the consequences of destroying Cyberdyne at the end of "Terminator 2."

"My one caveat: If I was gonna do it, I wanted Arnold involved," James Cameron, who wrote and directed the first two films in the franchise, said while streaming live from the set of his upcoming "Avatar" sequels. "We came up with all kinds of crazy stuff you've never seen before."

"Dark Fate" will ignore the plot of sequels "Terminator 3," "Terminator: Salvation" and "Terminator: Genisys," in an attempt to reboot the franchise. The sequels were poorly received by critics and fans and were unsuccessful at the box office.

Hamilton is set to return as Sarah Connor in the film, due out in November, 28 years since she last appeared as the character. A sizzle reel from the film reveals that Sarah now spends her time hunting Terminators.

"I was very intrigued by, you know, the character's the same, but time changes everything, and what has happened? Who is she now?" Hamilton said. "There were so many more possibilities 27 years later that I felt that there was just a world of richness that I could explore."

Schwarzenegger is playing Carl, a new T800 model Terminator helping Sarah and Grace (Mackenzie Davis) protect Dani (Natalia Reyes). Dani is being hunted by a Terminator played by Gabriel Luna.