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