Terminator: Dark Fate Director Explains Why He Didn’t De-Age Arnold Schwarzenegger

Digital technology has come an awful long way since Arnold Schwarzenegger’s CGI cameo in Terminator Salvation – hell, Martin Scorsese and the Powers That Be have even committed to an entire feature film based around digitally de-aged actors. Its name? The Irishman.

Circling back to the realm of science fiction, though, and we know Schwarzenegger is due to reprise his role as the world-famous T-800 in Dark Fate. No CG, no computer wizardry – just the 72-year-old Austrian Oak in all his glory. Turns out that was a conscious decision on the part of director Tim Miller, who outright refused to de-age Arnold Schwarzenegger in any way, shape, or form.

Chatting to Men’s Health, the filmmaker confirmed that Dark Fate “embraces reality” in that the likes of Schwarzenegger and co-star Linda Hamilton – the two genuine stalwarts of the Terminator franchise – will appear without any smoke or mirrors.

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