Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller has explained why he didn’t want to de-age a returning Arnold Schwarzenegger for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Miller discussed that he never wanted to do a digitally de-aged Arnold and preferred to embrace the reality of a person being a certain age.
“I didn’t want to do a digital Arnold, that’s for fucking sure,” Miller told the magazine. “We’re [embracing] the reality of what it means to be a person of a certain age who is called upon to be heroic. I love that. I always liked stories like Rooster Cogburn and True Grit, things like that—flawed heroes are so much more interesting than young, perfect ones to me. And he looks great. There were so many women on the set who were like, ‘Oh my God, this is the best Arnold ever looked.’ It’s different from Mr. Olympia—he was a god, but there’s something about him at this age. He has this regalness.”
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Terminator: Dark Fate is being directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool), with James Cameron producing, and sees Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800), Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) and Edward Furlong (John Connor) reprising their roles alongside new cast additions Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Natalia Reyes (Lady), Diego Boneta (Pretty Little Liars) and Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). The film will be released on October 23rd in the UK and November 1st in North America.