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Linda Hamilton Returning in New 'Terminator'

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In this Sept. 9, 2004, file photo, actress Linda Hamilton laughs during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:40 PM

Linda Hamilton is set to return in a new "Terminator" sequel more than 25 years after she played Sarah Connor in the iconic movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a Hollywood box office star, The Hollywood Reporter said in an exclusive.

The return also reunites her with her ex-husband, award-winning director and filmmaker James Cameron. Cameron said he hopes Hamilton's return makes the same statement about females as action heroes as her breakout role did with 1984's "The Terminator" and 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day."

"As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it's going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she's become return," Cameron told The Hollywood Reporter.

"There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn't an example of that for women," said Cameron, who also confirmed the return of Schwarzenegger as the killer robot.

ABC News said Cameron, who wrote and directed the original two "Terminator" movies, will produce and write the new one. Tim Miller, the director of the hit "Deadpool," will be behind the camera for the new movie, which will be set about three decades after "Terminator 2."

The network said new characters will be introduced, integrating them with the original stars, much the way 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakes" did with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and newcomers like Daisy Ridley.

"We're starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story," Cameron told The Hollywood Reporter. "We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we'll have Arnold and Linda's characters to anchor it."

"The Terminator" grossed $38.3 million at the box office in 1984 with "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" collecting another $204.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo. The last "Terminator" reboot, "Terminator: Genisys" in 2015, made $89.7 million in movie houses.

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Linda Hamilton is set to return in a new "Terminator" sequel more than 25 years after she played Sarah Connor in the iconic movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a Hollywood box office star, The Hollywood Reporter said in an exclusive.
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