Sarah Connor could be appearing in Terminator Salvation if Pause.com‘s post has any truth in it.
I just got off the phone with a studio source who told me that Linda Hamilton has just signed on for (up to) a three-picture deal to reprise her role as Sarah Connor in flashbacks. This is excellent news for those of us who would have otherwise missed her girl-next-door-turned-badass presence in the next Terminator outing.
However, they later updated the post with:
I’ve since spoken to a representative for Hamilton who claims that they haven’t heard about this, which obviously puts a damper on this story. The rep said “I can tell you that Linda is a big fan of T1 and T2 and would be very interested in hearing about participating in the new film” but beyond that claimed not to know anything about it.
Who do we believe? The studio source or the rep who may not want to spoil the surprise? I hope this turns out to be true as it would add some much needed continuity to the trilogy. Linda Hamilton didn’t return for T3 because apparently the script was “soulless” and director James Cameron wasn’t returning. Although Cameron has nothing to do with next set of films, they do have his blessing, and that may be enough for Hamilton to sign the dotted line.