There's going to be hell to pay in the new Terminator movie, as a Ghost Rider actor is one of two new cast additions to the reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gabriel Luna (who plays Ghost Rider on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Natalia Reyes (Pickpockets) have been added to the cast of the sixth Terminator film. Luna will play a Terminator robot (whether he's one with murderous intentions has yet to be revealed), while Reyes (see her IMDb page here) will play the lead role of Dani, "a young woman from a working class neighborhood in Mexico City who finds herself in the battle between humans and machines."
Luna and Reyes join a cast that includes Mackenzie Davis as a "soldier-assassin from the future," Diego Boneto as Dani's brother, with Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger coming back as well (likely as a killer robot).
Expected to follow the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the latest entry in the franchise is slated for a November 22nd, 2019 release from Paramount Pictures, which would bring Skynet back to theaters the weekend before Thanksgiving in the United States.
Set to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by James Cameron (who directed 1984's The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day), the new Terminator movie is planned to be the first film in a potential trilogy that is being crafted by a writers' room that includes David S. Goyer, Charles Eglee, and Josh Friedman (creator of the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which starred Lena Headey in the title role).
Plot details on the new movie are under wraps, but THR previously revealed that the new film is being perceived as a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which could mean that it might not reference or take place in the same timeline as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, or 2015's Terminator Genisys (which starred Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor).
As reported last year, in 2019 Cameron will reacquire rights to Terminator due to copyright reversion 35 years after the release of his seminal sci-fi action film that featured Schwarzenegger as an android sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, who is unknowingly the mother of a future son who will go on to lead a resistance against the artificial intelligence known as Skynet.
Hamilton would go on to reprise her role in Terminator 2, bringing a harder edge to Sarah as she teamed up with Schwarzenegger's new take on the T-800 to defend her teenage son from another futuristic threat, the T-1000 (played by Robert Patrick).
We'll keep you updated as more details are announced. In the meantime, are you looking forward to a new Terminator movie?