Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Edward Furlong feels that his character has more to offer to the Terminator franchise.
Warning! A major spoiler for Terminator: Dark Fate follows.
The fallout from Terminator: Dark Fate's underwhelming performance at the box office continues to rumble. With both series creator and executive producer, James Cameron having already described the process as so difficult that ‘the blood is still being scrubbed off the walls’ and director Tim Miller indicating that he will most likely never work with Cameron again, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that this was a tricky film to put together.
Now Edward Furlong has pitched in his thoughts, to Alex Leyba, as reported by Dark Horizons, stating that it “bums him out'”regarding both the size and direction of his role in the film. With John Connor being such a vital figure in the first two beloved films, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the decision made in Terminator: Dark Fate to kill him off via a quick, CGI-based cameo in the film’s opening left fans frustrated and Furlong seems to agree, saying:
“They smoked my ass! That was the role. I did it for a day – I shot for one day. And, yeah, we did some CGI. They paid me. So, I mean, ya know. It kinda bums me out. Cause I’d love to do a whole one and make a shit-ton of money. I would love to do more, but we’ll see what happens.”
With Dark Fate being the latest Terminator film to lose money at the box office and receive a lukewarm critical response, it’s unlikely that Furlong will have the chance to reprise the role anytime soon. What is certain is that the post-mortem of Terminator: Dark Fate will continue to develop. We’ll let you know more as it arrives.
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