Terminator Reboot Taps Gabriel Luna To Take The Role As The New Terminator
Good news for Terminator fans! The reboot has tapped Gabriel Luna, who played Ghost Rider in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as the new terminator.
Luna will join the original cast, Arnold Schwarzenneger and Linda Hamilton, for the reboot of the 1984 film. However, the comeback stars, as per reports, will play minor roles, but will greatly be helpful in being context providers and serve as bridge to the original film.
Luna's films are Transpecos and Freeheld. He was also in the drama series Matador. The film will be directed by Deadpool's Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron. Screen Rant reported that the Terminator reboot will follow Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That said, all other films that follow the 1991 film will be ignored.
David Goyer will be in charge of writing the script of the film. The reboot is a collaboration between Skydance, Fox, and Paramount.
Additionally, this reboot is a bid to save the franchise from the 2015 loss with Terminator Genisys, which, as of writing, has 26 percent rating on RottenTomatoes. The sixth film for the franchise will revolve around Dani as a new Terminator follows her.
Search For Dani
Natalia Reyes will play Dani, a woman from Mexico who finds herself in the midst of a battle between humans and machines. Reports say that the search for the role was long and rigorous, as Cameron combed places for a "discovery," much like what happened with Hamilton during the days.
Reyes took to her Instagram to share the good news to her more than 500,000 followers. She uploaded a cropped screenshot of an article.
"This is the result of dreaming big, working hard, not going over anyone, believing in the universal conspirator, having people around who believe in you and of course tons of luck," she wrote.
The team behind the Terminator reboot's efforts in finding the perfect woman to play the Latina role almost came to a close in the past few months, although obviously nothing materialized. Eventually, they had to look in central and South America. It was noted that Reyes's Birds of Passage was what sealed the role for her.
The Colombian stunner also appeared in Lady, The Seller of Roses and Cumbia Ninja. Meanwhile, Scream Queens's Diego Boneta snatched a role as Dani's brother. The latter was also in Rock of Ages and stars in Netflix's thriller The Titan.
Instead of a July 2019 release, the Terminator reboot was pushed at a later date, Nov. 22, 2019.