Our ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Wish List

The sixth installment to the Terminator series will arrive in theaters on November 1, but we got some new information to tide us over from SDCC!

We already know that Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to T2 and we are supposed to pretend Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys never happened. I’m alright with that but I do have some particular things in mind to make this movie a great Terminator film, for me anyway. I’m going to share my wishlist and with it comes some tidbits we learned recently.

Check out the awesome behind the scenes footage the team released during SDCC first!

And then let’s dive into my Terminator wishlist!

I want the T-800 ‘Carl’ to live

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I have only gotten my wish on this one once during Genisys and from what I have read and heard it doesn’t seem likely. But, a girl can dream! It just makes me so sad to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character die or be terminated. Cameron and Miller have both called this movie a passing of the torch from the original characters and Sarah Connor promises to kill Carl after he helps them. I’m really excited to see how he is alive at all since the model in T2 was melted. 

I want Sarah Connor to find peace

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This woman played so wonderfully by Linda Hamilton, has been through the wringer multiple times. She’s been hunted by multiple terminators and stopped judgment day but she is still out there hunting robots. If the original characters are done after this film then I hope she retires to somewhere quiet to live out her days. I don’t want her to be killed unless it’s done in some kind of awesome sacrifice way. 

I want the reason behind Dani being a target to be new

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From the footage and press releases, we know Dani (Natalia Reyes) is being hunted by Gabriel Luna’s Terminator which is called a Rev-9. I am really intrigued to learn why she is the target but I’m also hopeful that the reason will be different and something none of the films has even touched on. Grace (Mackenzie Davis) is a human/terminator hybrid so maybe they want to do that to Dani. It would be really dissatisfying to find out she’s going to be the mother of a new savior though because that would be a repeat. 

I want Edward Furlong’s involvement to be meaningful

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At SDCC, it was revealed that Edward Furlong (who played John Connor in T2) would be reprising his role in Dark Fate. There are so many ways this can be done wrong that it makes it hard to even put it on my wishlist because it will most likely be a throwaway cameo just for the die-hard fans. I’m not being particular about the length of his time on screen but the punch it packs. It needs to mean something to the entire plot, or at least a good portion of it, or it wasn’t worth bringing him back. 

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So, what do you hope to see in the new Terminator? Share your own wishlist in the comments or on social media! 




A recent graduate from UAB currently pursuing a Master's at SNHU. An avid writer of fanfiction, articles, and novelettes. Writing is my passion and I can't imagine not doing it every day. I belong to too many fandoms but I love every single one!