There have been two things missing from the Terminator franchise since the end of Judgement Day: James Cameron and Linda Hamilton. It now looks like they’ve figured out there’s no better way to save the franchise than to bring them both back. It was previously announced that Cameron would be producing the film along with Deadpool’s Tim Miller directing the project, but it was not until just the other day that he announced Hamilton’s return to the role of Sarah Connor.

Here is what he told a crowd at a private event:

“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return… There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

I wonder if this was planned before or after he decided to throw a bunch of shade at Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins?

Word is that Hamilton will be partnering up with Arnold Schwarzenegger for a trilogy that is set to retcon everything that came after T2: Judgement Day and take the franchise in a new direction. The hope is to end up with three films that are able to work as standalone stories, but also have a connection that brings them together. To help make it happen, Cameron has brought together a writing team that includes David S. Goyer (Man of Steel), Charles Eglee (Dark Angel), and Josh Friedman (The Sarah Connor Chronicles).