James Cameron made an announcement at a private event saying that Linda Hamilton will return to the planned “Terminator 6” movie he will be producing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hamilton played Sarah Connor in the first two “Terminator” films, which Cameron directed. “It would be a huge statement” to have Hamilton comeback to reprise her character, Cameron added.

The Academy Award-winning director pointed out that aging male actors who are in their 50s or 60’s still play heroes or “killing bad guys” on films, however, “there isn’t an example of that for women.”

One obvious illustration of this is the “Terminator” himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was also confirmed to reunite with Hamilton and Cameron in the 6th installment of the film franchise.

Schwarzenegger was over 50 when he filmed “T3: Rise of the Machines.” He is 70 now.

In the first two “Terminator” films, Sarah Connor transformed from a vulnerable Vegas waitress - targeted for termination by a robot sent from the future – into a seasoned warrior and mother. Her main goal was to protect the life of her son, John Connor – who is to become the leader of the human resistance in the future. It would be interesting how her character will evolve in “Terminator 6.”

Comments on 'Wonder Woman'

James Cameron’s decision to bring Hamilton back may be seen as a way to back up his comments about the “misguided” self-congratulatory back-patting in Hollywood over the success of “Wonder Woman.

Cameron dismissed the “Justice League” heroine as an “objectified icon” and he called the film just “male Hollywood doing the same old thing.” He made a contrast with Sarah Connor's character, who he described as not a beauty icon, strong, and a terrible mother.

Cameron said she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.

New 'Terminator' trilogy

Terminator 6,” is said to be the first part of a new trilogy that James Cameron is developing for the long-running franchise. Its timeline will be set after the events of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” – where Hamilton last played the role of Connor.

Although the story will be based on Cameron’s original story, the job of directing “T6” was given to “Deadpool” director Tim Miller. The “Titanic” director will be one of the film’s producers.

New central character

Cameron also revealed that there will be a new central character in “Terminator 6.” He said that they are looking for an “18-something woman who will be the new centerpiece of the story.”

The franchise is set to make a transition in “T6” from its original characters to a younger generation of warriors, who will continue the struggle to save what remains of humanity from the machines – intent on terminating the human race to extinction.