It scored better reviews than the last few sequels, but “Terminator: Dark Fate” was a box-office dud – pulling in just $261 million worldwide from a nearly $200 million dollar budget.
That disappointing number was despite the best efforts of all involved like actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, to producer James Cameron, to try and recreate the magic of Cameron’s first two original films.
With any potential sequel plans to that film now scrapped, Hamilton reveals this week (whilst out doing ‘Dark Fate’ home video interviews) that she’d be happy if she didn’t have to play her iconic Sarah Connor character again and has no real interest unless it’s something drastically different. She tells Heat Vision:
“I would really appreciate maybe a smaller version where so many millions are not at stake. Today’s audience is just so unpredictable. I can’t tell you how many laymen just go, ‘Well, people don’t go to the movies anymore.’ That’s not Hollywood analysis; that just comes out of almost everybody’s mouth. It should definitely not be such a high-risk financial venture, but I would be quite happy to never return. So, no, I am not hopeful because I would really love to be done. But, if there were something new that really spoke to me, I am a logical person, and I will always consider viable changes.”
Hamilton isn’t the only actor from the film talking giving up a role. Gabriel Luna, who served as the villain of ‘Dark Fate’, came onboard after having played Ghost Rider in ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”.
Luna was supposed to reprise that role for a Hulu live-action “Ghost Rider” series that was subsequently scrapped whilst in development, and he spoke with CBM about how things went down:
“I was deep into preparation… I had basically entered into a holding contract where I was waiting for us to do the show and then a lot happened that wasn’t in our control unfortunately, namely there was the merging of the television and film divisions over at Marvel. A lot of stuff was happening with that, stuff that I couldn’t control and I think in the restructuring of all of that, something with our production just fell by the wayside. But, that’s the business, man.”
Both Hamilton and Luna are pushing the 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray release of “Terminator: Dark Fate” which hit this week.