The next Terminator film will definitely not be family-friendly.
"Terminator: Dark Fate" director Tim Miller has announced that the upcoming film will be rated R. He dropped that MPAA rating bomb during a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday, Variety reports. Fans in Hall H were reportedly excited to hear the news.
The franchise started off with a string of R-rated films. In fact, 1984's "The Terminator," 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," and 2003's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" all received the rating from the MPAA. However, they were followed by 2009's "Terminator Salvation" and 2015's "Terminator: Genisys," both of which received the more mild rating of PG-13. Fans didn't approve of the change, and apparently Miller didn't, either.
"The DNA of 'Terminator' is an R-rated f--king movie," he said at Comic-Con.
The other big news to come out of the panel is that Edward Furlong will be back, reprising his role as John Connor from "Terminator 2," as CNBC reports. The celebration of both announcements has already begun on Twitter:
Ed coming back as John Connor in the new Terminator movie is blowing my mind. AND ITS RATED R? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
— josh (@prostisushi) July 18, 2019
Terminator Dark Fate is rated R. I’m so happy. pic.twitter.com/yR3OIhWxh9
— Vanessa ? (@ilovejohnkimble) July 18, 2019
A new Terminator movie? And it’s gonna be rated R? I can get behind that.
— Braeden Park (@BraedenPark) July 18, 2019
— ???????™ (@tonerrr_) July 18, 2019
"Terminator: Dark Fate" is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 1.
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