She’d previously refused to return to the franchise, citing the way her character was handled in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines as the main reason, but Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor is now returning in the new Terminator film and an on-set photo shows her character with shorter-cropped ash blonde hair, body armour and pump action shotgun.
The franchise previously killed her off in Terminator 3, but James Cameron says that this new film will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day and that:
“We’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse”.
I’d personally prefer to pretend they were a bad dream, a view I think which is think is shared by many. Even Emilia Clarke, who played Sarah in Terminator: Genisys, recently said that she was “relieved” that the fifth Terminator movie flopped.