The release of the sixth installment of the Terminator series has been delayed to November 2019.
The film was originally scheduled to come out in July 2019, but will now hit cinemas on 22nd November 2019, according to an announcement by Paramount as reported by MovieWeb.
But the delay is nothing to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent open-heart surgery, with Paramount reportedly insisting the move has been planned for months.
The latest output in the Sci-Fi series will see Schwarzenegger reunite with his costar Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Black Mirror’s Mackenzie Davis will also star in the latest film, which is being directed by Deadpool’s Tim Miller.
Last year, creator James Cameron revealed that the sixth film in the Terminator franchise will be a “continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2.”
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Cameron said the plot would not carry on from 2003’s Rise of the Machines, 2009’s Salvation or 2015’s Genisys, labelling the latest three films “a bad dream”, or “an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse”.
It’s true: I’m back! I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one – but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 2, 2018
The most recent film in the franchise starred Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and franchise lead Arnold Schwarzenegger, but scored just 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Last month, Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but later Tweeted his fans that “he’s back” and thanked staff at the hospital that treated him.