The week has been ripe with announcements for the upcoming production of Terminator from Paramount pictures and Skydance. Monday saw the addition of The Titan co-star, actor Diego Boneta in an undisclosed role following the long-known attachment of returning franchise stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.
Trade news sites began bustling Friday afternoon with Deadline bookending the week with two new names added to the cast following an extensive search for talent. The production found its footing in Colombia with Latin America series Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas actress Natalia Reyes, who will play a working class woman who gets swept into the human resistance against the machines. The two are further joined by Blade Runner: 2049 actress McKenzie Davis who was added last month.
Toplining the mechanic end of the cast is TV’s Ghost Rider fan favorite from ABC series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., actor Gabriel Luna who will star as Deadpool director Tim Miller’s incarnation of the titular Skynet-manufactured, cybernetic A.I. organism covered in living tissue.
Miller is shepherding the reboot with David Goyer penning the script, architecturing the reboot as a continuation from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Franchise auteur James Cameron is serving as producer ahead of receiving most of the franchise rights back by next year after selling them for $1 to producer Gale Anne Hurd to secure himself in the director’s chair for the inaugural 1984 hit.
The Hollywood Reporter’s own coverage on Friday concluded the cast will begin training this month for a May production start ahead of a November 22, 2019 release.