If there is one franchise in Hollywood right now that could use a reboot- it is The Terminator series. The series’ audience has been getting thinner ever since director James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. Three more films later and now people do not take the Terminator name seriously like they used to. James Cameron and his fellow producers are now out to change this with the best method possible- reboot. Fans would agree that starting from scratch would be better than adding to a convoluted timeline. The key to making a successful reboot is to incorporate fresh new ideas while still honoring what came before. Deadline has just broken the news that implies that the filmmakers behind this reboot understand this idea.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Gabriel Luna has ended the extensive search for the new actor to portray the title character. Yes, for the first time the iconic character will be played by a Latino. Besides portraying Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is also known for being the lead in El Rey Network’s Matador. Luna has already proven to be a superb actor and the Terminator franchise will only open more doors for his career.
Two more Latin American actors will be joining Luna in not-yet specified roles. The first is Colombian actress Natalia Reyes- who can currently be seen in the Netflix original film Pickpockets. She is also known for her leading role in Sony’s Latin American series Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas. She makes leading roles look easy.
The second actor joining Luna is Deigo Boneta. Born in Mexico; he is probably best known for his role in Fox’s Scream Queens. He can also be currently seen on Netflix in the sci-fi thriller program, The Titan. In a few weeks, Netflix will release Luis Miguel: La Serie- a biopic series in which Boneta will portray the iconic Mexican singer. His resume clearly sports great variety.
Deadpool director Tim Miller is set to direct with James Cameron producing alongside Skydance Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount. Man of Steel and The Dark Knight screenwriter David Goyer is penning the script. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are returning, but how they fit the story is still to be seen. Hamilton’s return is great to hear and it, of course, would not be a Terminator film without featuring Schwarzenegger to some extent.
Seeing great Latino actors take the lead in the series with the original cast supporting them could be the pathway to success. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shown how this method of introducing a new diverse cast supported by legacy characters can work. The future of the Terminator series is brown and the news could not be more welcoming. How excited are you for the reboot? Let us know and make sure to strap in on November 22, 2019 to see this colorful cast shine!