San Diego Comic-Con is well-known for dropping surprises for upcoming blockbuster movies, and it seems this year will be no different. One of SDCC 2019's first big panels, for this year's Terminator sequel Dark Fate, revealed that an unexpected familiar face will be returning to the franchise – none other than John Connor himself, Edward Furlong.
The announcement was made by producer and series creator James Cameron, speaking to the Hall H audience via video link from the set of the Avatar sequels in New Zealand.
The new film – the sixth in the long-running sci-fi series – is set to be a direct continuation of 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, disregarding the poorly received previous sequels Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genisys. Set 27 years after the events of T2, Dark Fate will see an advanced new Terminator (played by Agents of SHIELD's Gabriel Luna) sent from the future by Skynet to kill Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes). Luckily, help is on hand in the form of Sarah Connor (a returning Linda Hamilton) and Arnold Schwarzenegger's original T-800.