The real Sarah Connor is back and ready for war! The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, announcing, "Linda Hamilton Set to Return to 'Terminator' Franchise." Other actors have picked up the role from Hamilton, who last portrayed her in 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day." Lena Headey took on the role for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" television series. Emilia Clarke took on the baton in the ill-received reboot "Terminator: Genisys."
Hamilton's return to the character is the last element in what will certainly rejuvenate the "Terminator" franchise. James Cameron is returning as producer of the film. He hasn't been involved in any of the sequels or the TV show since "Terminator 2: Judgement Day." Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back as the Terminator, which really comes as no surprise.
Cameron assures us that Hamilton isn't back to just make a quick appearance and disappear into the sunset.
"There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys, but there isn’t an example of that for women,” he stated.
However, Hamilton will be handing the baton off to a new generation to take over the battle against the Terminators and Skynet. The way it sounds to me, Cameron and Director Tim Miller ("Deadpool") will be doing a soft reboot in the vein of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The old guard setting up a new story for the new group of youngsters to take up the battle for humanity.
How can they bring Linda Hamilton back as Sarah Connor after so many reboots and actors taking over the role? What about storylines and continuity from the different films? It's pretty easy, considering that the whole franchise is based on time travel and alternate timelines. All writers have to do is have someone jump back to 1991 and start everything from there.
You can read more about Linda Hamilton's return right here.