Terminator Fans know that Edward Furlong AKA “the real John Connor” has recently done a stint in rehab and images showed the star looking tired, overweight and seemingly struggling with some personal demons.
TheTerminatorFans.com have been holding out for Edward to turn things around and change public (and Hollywood’s) perceptions. Many fans still want Furlong to comeback to the role he owned back in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
The good news is- Edward is looking much better and seems to be on the road to recovery.
A source connected to Edward Furlong said the following to TheTerminatorFans.com a couple of weeks ago.
It was nice to see the support from this group. For people who are fans, I just wanted to let you know he is doing well and is working on himself and works out every day.
Edward Furlong is working out every day? Now, that is exactly what we wanted to hear and that is exactly what is required if fans are ever going to take him seriously as the world military leader of the human worldwide resistance; John Connor.
The following images show Edward furlong at the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival which took place from the 21st September – 23rd September 2018. They show Edward looking much healthier and in a much better place.
TheTerminatorFans.com want to thank everybody who has kept positive thoughts for Edward and have not written him off, while we can understand some people giving up on Edward,- we really want people to give him one more chance to get fit and reprise his role as John Connor.
If the new Terminator trilogy (a sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day) replaces Edward with a new John Connor; it will destroy the credibility that this is a true T2 continuation, well, it will for us, because we hate actor recasting and we have given too many chances to studios already in regard to the recasting of John Connor.
If Edward furlong stays on track and if studios have left the door open for the actor we could see the real John Connor return for a leading role in Terminator 7 or Terminator 8.
If he can turn this all around, then he could well carry on the franchise beyond the involvement of Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger but that opportunity rests on Edward Furlong’s shoulders now- to convince those who have lost faith that he is up to the task.
Good luck Ed!
See more photos of Edward in the video below.
He is definitely back, he will be in Dortmund, Germany at the Weekend of Hell on the 3rd and 4th November. With a personal trainer like the one who had Linda Hamilton in T2, it is more than certain that he can acquire a good physical appearance for the next movie or who knows even for this one.
the movie is filming. Its doubtful he is going to be in the film. lets hope im wrong.
And he is now confirmed in the film.
it would be just wonderful to see him again after 30 years alongside the real sarah connor! When I saw them all 2 in 91 I was stunned and will like the seekers 30 years later is in 2019 to always see them also badass face machines! There will always be only one sarah connor and one john connor <3 THE FANS ARE WITH YOU EDWARD !!! STRONGLY YOUR BACK! We know that fate plays with you and that without you the franchise will be more the same see almost buried! I know you will not disappoint your fans! <3 RETURN FAST AMONG US !!! Destiny needs you, you are the savior of the franchise and the future of humanity !!! 🙂
I hope indeed that he continues on the road to recovery, and has his demons, if you will sorted out, for these are what I foresee being the main questions regarding if he will return to his rightful place as John Connor.
I personally hope he does.
Yet, whether or not he returns as John is dependent on a lot of factors outside of continuity as well. We have no idea about the unfolding plans of the trilogy itself which Jim has shepherded through the writing room process. It is entirely possible that he wants to do something fresh himself and move away from the importance of the Connor’s and highlight a new savior of humanity.
That is entirely up to Jim as the right are his and he can do with them as he pleases. Of course to please the fans would mean keeping John and the Connor’s around…and that may very well be the case. But there is a lot to be gained from using a new savior…not the least is that from a writing perspective it frees you from the Connor mythos and enables you to have a clean Future War slate if you will.
Either option is fascinating as far as I’m concerned. And I wish Edward Furlong all the best!
Very much Agree Ross! I wish him well, but at the same time I still can’t see them bringing him on board. I do feel I am tired of the whole John Connor is the leader of the future story and would like a new take, a new angel to the franchise; Arnold and Linda back to Shepherd us into the new series. I feel we have seen so many John Connors now that casting someone new will be tiresome but also Eddie hasn’t really grown into that Military leader look that we saw at the start of T2 with Michael Edwards.
It’s always nice to see the same actors reprise their roles in movie sequels. Ed should be back!
Eddie looks great!, Great news!
the movie is already filming. i highly doubt furlong is going to be in this new installment just from a timing perspective. he could secretly be filming his scenes but i don’t think this movie will be about him. Lets hope i am wrong on both accounts and that we get Furlong back in shape for the return we all have wanted for so long.
We never said he is in the film. We are just reporting that he has come out of rehab, is looking fit and is working out every day. It is now up to Edward to stay clean/sober and the studios to consider involving him in the franchise (in future instalments) based on fan support (if fan support is strong enough).
He was never meant to play the adult version of John Connor.
Based on what the people on this website think of as cannon, John Connor was meant to look like Michael Edwards. Maybe not as roguishly handsome, but someone who had a towering presence that commanded respect and adoration. Edward Furlong, sober or high, fat or skinny, does not have that sort of presence. He’s barely over five foot five and has all the charm of a high school slacker.
That is exactly what made him perfect for the young John Connor and it is exactly why it would be the worst kind of mistake to let him play John at full maturity.
For Ed’s sake, he really should work out and take his career seriously, because he has the potential to come back into cinema. I just don’t see him ever coming back to Terminator, nor would I want him as adult John.
actually he looks about 5’7″ – 5’10” (when not slouching). not to mention that many actors & notable historical figures are/were short (this means you, tom cruise & napoleon I).
making up personality/persona is what an actor does; & edward’s done a fairly wide range of roles since t2.
as for appearance, here is a photo of edward’s father (whom he strongly resembles), which was taken when he was in his early 40’s (around the same age as ‘old john connor’; & just slightly older than edward is now). if edward really is cleaning up & getting back in shape (which i hope it true!), then he’ll come out looking something like this. (i think he’s got a decent amount of “presence” there, no?)
(btw; in his original james-cameron version, john connor was sort of meant to be a lot like j.f.k.)
*justin bieber is pretty short too. xD
rly? i think he’d do ok, re: “presence” 🙂
Has anyone heard any more about Edward Furlong’s possible return?
More power to you Ed!
Come on Furlong, die hard fan bro. Keep up the good work!!! Terminator isn’t the same without you!!! You can do it!!!
If it seems very good, I hope so
the film industry destroys children.
Or else the guilt of their parents’ greed “exploits them” and they do not develop fully (of stature) giving him drugs to continue filming movies and that truncates their career and destroys them emotionally in this world so concerned with aesthetics.
Examples: Malcolm, Macacaulay Culkin, Dakota Fanning, Daniel Radcliffe. etc
Everything that happened to him in his life is very similar to what anyone who knew would experience.
there is no future your function is to lead the war against the machines.
I hope he is in a next saga and that his personal experiences are included in the script and serve as a kind of redemption in his life.
my best wishes for Edward
It should be noted that I am not looking at anything less than him or anyone because of his stature, it is only an informative and reflective mode.
Edward DESERVES THIS ROLE there is no John connor without Edward furlong PERIOD and the fact that Linda is coming back for the role of Sarah again giving the fans…. actually THE TRUE FANS of the terminator series what they want but giving us Edward and Linda as well as Arnold especially the original director would and could be on par with T2 Which NO OTHER TERMINATOR FILM HAS COME CLOSE to T2 plus I couldn’t even imagine the huge pop from people seeing Edward coming in at the end of the trailer it would be UNREAL and exciting as all hell BRING BACK EDWARD FURLONG!
Are you all good?
Mike is still here Anna, i think we all patiently await Eddie’s holy return.
Il n’y a qu’un seul et unique John Connors, Edward Furlong. Je soutien son retour dans terminator. Vous pouvez le faire, vous êtes un battant. Edward Furlong, le retour d’un talent en or. Acteur de génie.