Last fall, Linda Hamilton returned to the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate. While the film found a more positive critical response than past Terminator sequels, it would also receive the lowest box office. It was considered a flop and one has to wonder if Terminator as a franchise can ever go on. Some seem to think it should probably end here. And Linda Hamilton might be among them.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton was asked if the stories of Sarah Connor would continue and she admitted that she’d rather be done with the character, not being hopeful for another sequel.
She then added:
“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.”
Hamilton did add that she would still be somewhat open for returning if offered, as she added:
“If there were something new that really spoke to me, I am a logical person, and I will always consider viable changes.”
With so many studios scrambling to reap the most money from IPs, it seems like sequels and remakes are inevitable of just about anything. The easiest way to kill that off is if they can’t make money, which seems to be the spot that Terminator is in right now. And Linda seems content if that, even if its more out of the tedium a being involved in box office bombs.