Canadian Actress Mackenzie Davis, who recently appeared in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 (pictured below) has joined the cast of the new Terminator movie that is currently in development according to a report from Variety. Reportedly the actress, who will turn 31 next month has been cast in a lead role as an "assassin soldier" according to Collider's Movie Talk. As a result of Davis' casting, the movie will now begin principal photography in June. Filming was originally set to begin this month but has been delayed so that director Tim Miller (Deadpool) and producers James Cameron and David Ellison can assemble the right cast for the project, according to The Terminator Fans.
With Cameron busy filming Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 it will be interesting to see how much creative control Miller has in what is being hyped up as the "true" sequel to 1991's cult classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron and Miller, together with screenwriter Billy Ray have reportedly penned a script that will introduce fans to new characters while reintroducing fans to Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Sarah Connor. Interestingly, there has been no news on the casting of John Connor or Kyle Reese, leading some fans to speculate these key characters may not appear in the movie. This would suggest the possibility of a later or earlier version of the timeline seen in 1984's The Terminator and its much-beloved sequel.
Filming on the new as-of-yet untitled Terminator movie should begin in June in Mexico, Budapest, Spain and the UK, with a July 26th, 2019 release date.