Edward Furlong Reacts Like We Did To THAT Terminator: Date Fate Scene

The John Connor actor discusses his shocking role in the most recent Terminator movie.

Terminator 2 Schwarzenegger Furlong
TriStar Pictures

With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and James Cameron all returning for Terminator: Dark Fate, one other return that had franchise fans smiling was that of Edward Furlong in his Terminator 2: Judgment Day role of John Connor. And now, Furlong has given his thoughts on his return to the series.

Be warned, for there are some major Terminator: Dark Fate spoilers ahead.

As the saviour of mankind in the previously established Terminator timeline, John Connor has rightly been positioned as the most important character in the entire franchise. So, with Furlong back in that role, big things were expected from John in Dark Fate.

Only those big things didn’t come to pass. Far from it, in fact, for John Connor was killed off mere minutes into Terminator: Dark Fate. Yes, the saviour of mankind was no more – wiped out on a Guatemala beach by a leftover Terminator.

Discussing this revelation with Alex Leyba, Ed Furlong has opened up about how he was left disappointed by how minimal his role was in this most recent of Terminator offerings.

As Furlong put it, “They smoked my ass! That was my role. I did it for a day, I shot for one day, and yeah, we did some CGI. They paid me. It kinda bums me out, ‘cause I’d love to do a whole one and make a s**t-ton of money. I would love to do more, but we’ll see what happens.”

Given the relatively positive response to Terminator: Dark Fate – well, in comparison to the vitriol rightly thrown at Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys – it looks as if the Dark Fate timeline will be the one to carry forward in any future Terminator movies. Which, for Ed Furlong, means no such John Connor return will be happening anytime soon.

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