By: TheTerminatorFans.com On May 23rd, 2019
According to Terminator: Dark Fate writer and producer, James Cameron, Gabriel Luna’s new Terminator villain’s model is a REV 9 (in an interview with Flicks and the City).
There was previously discussion within the Terminator Fan community of Luna being a different T-1000 or even possibly a new T-800 but it appears that the studios behind the newest instalment to the Terminator franchise (which is set for U.S release this November) decided to design a whole new model of killing machine.
James Cameron stated:
“Then of course we have to have a new nemesis, we spent a lot of time on our nemesis from the future – I’m not gonna say too much about his powers and capabilities and so on but he’s pretty damn spectacular. He’s played by Gabriel Luna, and the character’s name is REV 9. There was a REV 8 and a REV 7 but they weren’t as bad; this guy’s the bad one and we spent a fair bit of time on his design and I think he’s going to impress.”Transcribed by TheTerminatorFans.com
Director, Tim Miller told CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas that Gabriel Luna’s villain would have the ability to split in two, with journalists at the event describing this ability as a “black ooze” and a “dulled endoskeleton” – we previously discussed the fact that the descriptions sounded familiar to us from previous (now non-canon) instalments in the franchise, ie, an unused concept of the T-850 from T3, mixed with the T-X, Terminator Fans have also pointed out that the T-3000 (John Connor) from Terminator Genisys could also be included in that blend of old ideas.
Could Gabriel Luna’s new Terminator model, the REV 9, be the creation of Arius motors – the garage/car manufacturing plant seen in behind the scenes images and footage from Terminator: Dark Fate?
Could the very engineering taking place at Arius cause Judgment Day?
What do you think of the new Terminator model’s name?
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Thanks to Terminator Fans – Darren Dilliway (Twitter), and Eric Fetchet (Facebook), for sharing the video with us.